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Charlotte Surkin Biography

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  • Charlotte Surkin will be giving a lecture at the Conference at the International College Music Society (CMS) in Sydney, Australia in the summer of 2017. Her topic is “Teaching Singing to Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired”.
  • Private Voice Faculty – Marymount Manhattan College, Collaborative Arts 21 (CAP21)/Molloy College. The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School of Lighthouse Guild
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor – Westminster Choir College, Wagner College
  • Vocology Internships at Mt. Sinai (Dr. Peak Woo and Dr. Linda Carroll) and St. Luke’s Hospital with Dr. Anat Keidar
  • Second Alto Soloist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Board of Directors of the New York Singing Teachers Association and member of the National Association of Voice Teachers
  • Recently presented a vocal workshop at the Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia

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My Teaching Philosophy

For all of my students, I believe in a free sound which starts with correct body alignment through the Alexander Technique and incorporating the McClosky and Linklater relaxation exercises. The most complete thoracic-epigastric and abdominal breath management would be taught … Continue reading