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The Multifaceted Career: Dana Varga
Wednesday • October 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Longy School of Music of Bard College is proud to present The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series featuring conversations with musicians who defy categorization. As an essential component of Longy’s career coaching program, this series fosters an exploration of how we (re)define individual success in our diverse and growing field.
Dr. Dana Lynne Varga is a sought-after soprano, voice teacher and career coach, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of MassOpera. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in April as the soprano soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Recent engagements have included the role of Pallas Athene in Gluck’s Paride ed Elena with Odyssey Opera, soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers, and soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor with Coro Allegro. Dana is a current member of the Longy voice faculty, and has served on the voice faculties of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Dana regularly presents vocal masterclasses and tours her seminar “The Many Paths to a Career in Singing” for organizations and institutions all over the country. She publishes articles frequently in Classical Singer Magazine and has a regular column for their online community called “Freelance Singer’s Survival Guide”. Dana is a fierce advocate for singers, and devoted to progressive change in the classical vocal industry. Please visit www.danavarga.com and www.theempoweredmusician.com