Mary Elizabeth Micari
Genesis Repertory Ensemble/M Center
1998 – Present
Private Vocal Teacher and Coach using the PATH method (Performing Arts Training Holistically)
Breath Control, Placement, Tonality, Strength.
Piano Teacher Beginner
Basic Piano for children and adults
Musical theory for beginner to advanced. Reading music, sight reading, sight singing, and harmony.
Intro to music from the primiatev to today.
Acting for the Singer
Class given to Opera singers and Musical Comedy Singers. Worked on text, character, treating song like a monologue. Beginning acting techniques including movement on stage, character breakdown and in the case of the Opera singers teaching them how to translate text into movement to overcome language barriers.
Acting for beginners. We worked on Stanislavsky techniques and Meisner techniques.
A continuation of Acting 1 more advanced work leading up to Shakespeare monologues and scenes culminating in a reading of Hamlet.
Make -up For the Actor
Each student is taught the rudiments of make up for stage and film. Each student is helped to amass a proper makeup and hair kit for themselves and how to use each item within. Worked on corrective and beauty make up, character make up, FX make up including blood effects, applying bald cap and prosthetics, fangs and teeth, cuts and bruises, beards and facial hair.
Singing for The Actor
Breath control and support, matching pitch, managing the voice. Mechanics of the voice. How to sustain emotion in song while still using voice correctly. Honing voice each vowel on every note explored. Open class performance at end of 10 week session
GAIA Women’s Workshop
13 Week Course
Each week an age of womanhood is explored artistically going from Maiden to Crone. Each phase was fleshed out in song, movement, writing and visual art.
GAIA arts culminates in different productions. Two examples are Medea and Lysistrata.
1998 – Present Private Vocal Teacher
Communications Workers of America
Retiree Division Harrison Street Office of CWA.
1998 – 2002
Understanding Opera 1 and Understanding Opera 2
This is a class designed for older adults studying opera from its inception to modern works. Students study individual composers, singers and in Opera 2 we dissected 2 operas. Students go on the Metropolitan Opera backstage tour and went backstage to visit various Broadway shows as well as performances of each.
BFA Theater Performance and Costume Design Brooklyn College CUNY New York
Vocal Instruction: Ray McDermott, Maria Dornya, Barbara Iona Miller, Marko Lampas, Judith Fredricks