"An agitated keyboard and ensemble prelude sets up the soaring vocal lines... aptly rendered by soprano Madeline Harts, her high register taking avian flight.

 

Harts’ freely produced top and dark midrange brought weight and agility to [Melinda] Wagner’s beautiful vocal writing."

     

- South Florida Classical Review

Biography

American soprano Dr. Madeline Harts is a Western New York native and recent graduate of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music as a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Pedagogy and Performance. 

 

Praised for her "freely produced top and dark midrange" that "takes avian flight" by South Florida Classical Review, Dr. Harts sings repertoire spanning the canon of classical music; from Handel to contemporary works. Equal parts artist and scholar, she won the Presser Foundation's $10,000 Graduate Music Grant and will execute a research and recording project dedicated to British-American female vocal pedagogues and composers Liza Lehmann and Clara Kathleen Rogers during Summer 2021. Most recently, Dr. Harts was an artist for the John Duffy Institute of New Opera, hosted by American composer Libby Larsen, where she workshopped roles for new operatic works. Her most recent workshop premieres also include Christopher Cerrone's In a Grove, Leanna Kirchoff's Friday After Friday, and Ryne Siesky's Reichenbach Miniatures. She was also the winner of the Patti and Alan Herbert Frost School of Music's Mirabelle Competition in Salzburg, Austria presented the recital "The Great White Way" during the annual Salzburgfestspiele, featuring music of American Musical Theater.

 

In theatrical works, Madeline was last seen performing the leading role of Madame Herz in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor. She is also an alumnus of the Resident Artist Program for the Toledo Opera Company, both as a soprano and pianist. Productions performed include The Light in the Piazza (Margaret Johnson), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), The Music Man (Marian), Die Fledermaus (Adele), Werther (Sophie), AïdaRoméo et Juliette, and Lucia di Lammermoor, among others.  

 

A strong advocate for the advancement and preservation of musical arts, Madeline has an equal passion for performance, pedagogy, education, and voice habilitation. She was previously employed as an adjunct Instructor of Voice at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), voice teacher at the Miami Conservatory of Music in Coral Gables, FL, and voice teacher for Bowling Green State University's Summer Vocal Arts Academy. She was also the Director of Community Engagement and Assistant Director of Arts Education, as well as a Teaching Resident Artist and Children's Choir Director at the Toledo Opera in Toledo, OH.  Research interests include the preservation and dissemination of Jewish Art Song Literature, female vocal pedagogues, and voice studio singer-habilitation.

 

Madeline holds degrees in Voice Performance from Bowling Green State University (MM) and Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College (BM); she also studied historical musicology at the University at Buffalo (PhD). She is a standing member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Career Highlights

Education
Positions

2021

2018

2017

2014

2011

DMA Vocal Pedagogy and Performance

Frost School of Music, University of Miami

PhD Degree Work Historical Musicology

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Credits from The New CCM Vocal Pedagogy Insitute at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music

MM Voice Performance

Bowling Green State University

BM Voice Performance and Music Education

Ithaca College

2018-2021

 

2018-2019

2016-2018

 

2014-2016

2012-2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Voice and Piano Teacher

Miami Conservatory of Music

Adjunct Instructor of Voice

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Director of Community Engagement & Assistant Director of Arts Education

Toledo Opera Company​

Para-Voice Graduate Teaching Assistant

Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught

English and Italian Diction for Singers

French and German Diction for Singers (Assistant)

Vocal Techniques for Non-Music Majors

Advanced Vocal Pedagogy

Vocal Pedagogy

Capstone Project Portfolio

Understanding Music

Private Studio

Voice Lessons