Lacey Cornell is a Mezzo-soprano whose performing and teaching credentials have given her successes in the music field. Her most dynamic roles include Prince Orlofsky, Second Lady, and Hansel with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Mercedes cover/Chorus with Long Island Opera Theatre, and Dido and Hansel with Adelphi University. She has performed with such conductors as Scott Jackson Wiley, David Rosenmeyer, Joshua Gersen, and Dina Curley. Lacey had the opportunity to sing with orchestras such as Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra and South Shore Symphony. She has performed in venues such as Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, National Opera Center, The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, The Westermann Stage Concert Hall at Adelphi University, The John W. Engeman Theater and Merrick Theatre.
Lacey Cornell is a voice pedagogue who has completed voice pedagogy seminars from prestigious universities. She was involved with Shenandoah Conservatory CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute and Westminster College of the Arts Voice Pedagogy Institute earning certificates. Learning virtually from individuals such as Kelley Nassief, Matthew Edwards, Wendy LeBourgne, Dr. Paul Kwak, Kathy Price, Jon Price, Jeanine LoVetri, Arthur Levy, Mary Saunders Barton, Christopher Arneson and many others.
Lacey is also a clinician who holds webinars about various topics including "All About Broadway", "Build your Book", "The Audition Room", "What is a Triple Threat?" and "The Different Ways to Belt". She also guides students who want to pursue singing in college with a step by step approach from beginning to end.
Her passion for singing opera as well as musical theater has enabled her to teach students interested in either style of singing. Learning how to sing in a healthy way is essential; making sure her students have gained knowledge of how to sing properly is one of her main goals. Having experience on the stage has given her knowledge on how to perform with excellent stage presence. Teaching voice has become a passion for Lacey. Being able to witness students grow as singers is very rewarding to her. Lacey also has sixteen years of experience playing acoustic guitar.
Lacey Cornell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education concentration in Voice from Adelphi University located in Garden City, New York. She is a member of NATS and NAfME. Lacey is also a trained NYSSMA adjudicator.
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