BEVERLEY HISSAM  -  Soprano

 

   VOCAL COACH and PERFORMER

 

Ms. Beverley Hissam...a vocal artist of the highest caliber.

Early childhood exposure to music greatly influenced her passion and focus for a lifestyle of singing and teaching. Her intuitive and patient approach have brought extremely rewarding results for each of her singers! She considers her art to be a lifelong journey and she encourages each of her students to enjoy the powerful process as it unfolds. She approaches private instruction not as a task-master but instead sees herself as a facilitator in allowing the freeing "creative flow" of music to transform each student. Through this mindset she is able to encourage the development of proper coordination between body alignment, technique and mental clarity over one’s instrument...the singing voice !

 

CREDENTIALS: 

 

Master of Music -  Voice Performance   
Duquesne University School of Music
Bachelor of Music Education  -  Voice Performance    
Seton Hill University
Pennsylvania Teaching Certification  -  Music
NATS Member  National Association of Teachers of Singing
Member  -   OPERA America
Member  -   Classical Singer Community, The Singer's Source
Website  -   My Personal Classical Singer Website
Website -   SynchroniciTi

 

BIO:

 

A native of Pittsburgh, PA....

Beverley Ann Hissam holds a Master of Music/Vocal Performance from Duquesne University's School of Music and also a Bachelor of Music Education/Voice Performance from Seton Hill University where she graduated with honors magna cum laude.   Beverley’s voice teachers and coaches include Dr. Robert Croan, Dr. Curt Scheib, Paula Signorino-Richter, Maestro Rudolph Fellner, Maestro Tito Capobianco, Ralph Zitterbart, Mija Novich, Scott Otto, Warren Jones, Margo Garrett and Neil Semer.

 

Beverley has performed in recital for small intimate audiences as well as large gatherings.  She has presented German Lieder, French & Italian art song, operatic and contemporary repertoire in recital at Chatham College, Duquesne Univ., Seton Hill Univ. and numerous venues throughout the U.S. Her operatic roles include Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Wolf-Ferrari’s Inquisitive Women and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah.  Her professional oratorio experience is also quite extensive including soloist/ensemble work with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood & Church of Christ Science, to name a few.  She is just as equally comfortable with the jazz and pop styles that bring out her great flexibility and emotional depth.   Beverley also has extensive recording studio experience with numerous projects and has frequently performed with the Flamenco group "Arabesque".

 

With regard to teaching experience... 

Beverley held the position of adjunct voice faculty with Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts for 7 years from 1998 - 2005.  She maintained a roster of 30 - 40 private voice students and taught the Broadway "Belt" technique as well as other diverse repertoire to musical theater, acting and dance majors.  She has worked with both male and female singers and has engaged students of varying levels and talent.

 

With regard to current performance opportunities... in 2006 Ms. Hissam was accepted into the AIMS summer vocal program for opera singers in Graz, Austria and also was personally invited to participate in the Neil Semer Vocal Institute summer program in Coesfeld, Germany.  In 2007 Beverley auditioned and was chosen for ILAR, The International Lyric Academy in Rome, Italy.  Presently Beverley maintains her private voice studio, BHSingerStudio, and continues to actively pursue her professional singing career. Her highest priority is to share her passion for music and extend her artistry to diverse audiences.