Adjunct Professor, Contralto
Contact: (904) 620-2961
Adjunct Professor, Dina Barone, Mezzo Soprano is a professional musician, performer & educator who has vast experience in Concert, Opera and Music Theatre. She has a Bachelor of Music in voice performance, a Bachelor of Music Literature both from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music in Opera – Voice from the Hartt School of Music, extensive post-graduate studies in New York City as a private student and associate teacher of internationally renowned, master teacher, David Jones.
A faculty member of the Grammy Award Winning Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL, for five years, many of her students were accepted into music and theatre programs at various colleges and universities & have won talent scholarships & competitions such as The Grady Rayam Prize in Vocal Performance. Her professional students have performed at such venues as the prestigious internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Opera in New York City, The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C, on Broadway and with regional opera and theatre companies throughout the United States.
Highlights from her professional singing career include performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, The Caramoor International Muisc Festival in Katonah, NY & Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY as well as tours throughout North America, South America and Europe. Opera roles include Carmen & Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Rosina in Rossini’s, Il barbiere di Siviglia,Countess Almaviva, Cherubino & Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Bradamante, in Handel’s Alcina, Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflȍte, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff & Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Music Theatre & Operetta roles include Pitty Sing in The Mikado, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Iolanthe in Iolanthe, Maria von Trappe in The Sound of Music, Julie Jordon in Carousel, Laurie & Ado Anni in Oklahoma, Marion in The Music Man, Grace in Annie, Ms. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and Earth Mother and Iowa Housewife in Menopause the Musical. Concert/Oratorio solo performances include Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Mozart’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, various Bach Cantatas & Vivaldi’s Gloria.
Dina is a member of Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, and National Association of Teachers of Singing.