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Corinne Schaefer  

Corinne Schaefer is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a BM in vocal performance in 2004.  That same year, she was awarded the Mary Dibbern Mélodie Prize in Honor of Paul Vellucci from the Lotte Lehmann Cyber Sing competition.  She then moved back to the east coast where she performed as a member of the Pacific Opera Company in NYC. As a member of Pacific Opera, Corinne performed concerts in New Jersey, Washington DC, and New York City.  Highlights include the role of Gretel, in Hansel and Gretel and making her Carnegie Hall debut (Weil Hall).  Corinne has performed with the Amadeus Opernensemble Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria.  With this opera company, Corinne performed the roles of Die Königin der Nacht, in Die Zauberflöte, and Adele in Die Fledermaus.  While in Salzburg, she performed her concert Mozart:  Friends and Enemies, the music of Mozart, Paisiello, and Salieri.   An avid performer of art song, Corinne has performed a variety of concerts and recitals in Austria, Italy, Indiana, and New Jersey.  In January of 2008, Corinne won 2nd place in the National Opera Association Vocal Competition in LA.  Other programs that Corinne has participated in include EPCASO (Enzio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera) in Oderzo, Italy, the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program in Italy, and the Westminster Choir College's Solo Artist Program. Additional roles that she has performed include, Beth in The Tenderlands, Marion in The Music Man, and Kate in Kiss Me Kate. Corinne studies voice with Ashley Putnam.  She coaches with Earl Buys. 

Hometown: Belford, NJ

Voice Teacher: Ashley Putnam