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2013 music conference attendees


Portrait of Jeanie LoVetri   


Jeannette LoVetri, creator of Somatic Voicework™, was appointed in 2008 to the faculty of Drexel University’s Department of Otolaryngology by Dr. Robert T. Sataloff. This prestigious recognition distinguishes LoVetri as one of a handful of teachers worldwide to serve as medical faculty at a college level. She is a faculty member at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City, is a guest lecturer at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and taught for 10 years at Tisch School for the Arts and the Steinhardt School both at New York University. Her students appear in leading roles on Broadway, perform at Carnegie Hall and the
Lincoln Center, record for major record labels and tour internationally. She has authored many voice science research publications and pedagogy articles, including a chapter in “The Singer’s Voice”, by Drs. T. Murray & M. Benniger. She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of The Voice Foundation and is also a consultant to several noted New York City hospitals, retraining injured voices. She has served as the singing specialist for the Grammy® award winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus since its inception in 1991 and has been teaching singing since 1971.

Gauvin portrait


Marcelle Gauvin’s two recordings, “Faces of Love” & “The Edge of the Pond” established her career as a national jazz recording artist. A well respected instructor of both jazz & contemporary commercial vocal techniques, she is a music faculty member at UMass Dartmouth, an associate professor at Berklee College of Music, and a master class clinician. She received her graduate certification in Somatic Voicework™ through the Contemporary Commercial Music Institute at Shenandoah University, VA where she is now a faculty member. Ms. Gauvin is one of the founding members of the SVW New England.

Green portrait


Dr. Kathryn Green received her DMA in performance at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has been a guest clinician at Universität der Kunst Berlin and at Hochshule der Kunst Lübeck in Germany. Dr. Green is perhaps most well known for her portrayal of one of the leading characters in the musical “Nine,” which she performed in Berlin at Theatre des Westens, and her operatic comedic act of the "Misplaced Diva" which she performed both in Europe and the United States. As a classical contralto, she has appeared with the Erie and Buffalo Philharmonics, however when she sings crossover, her favorite styles are country and bluegrass. She has been teaching Somatic Voicework - The LoVetri Method™ for eight years.

portrait of Tom Arduini


Tom Arduini, Choral Specialist has performed with Oswego Opera and also performed ten seasons at Glimmerglass Opera. He currently teaches vocal music in the Yorktown, N.Y. and studies music at SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Oswego, The Hartt School of Music, and Shenandoah University. He holds a B.A., M.S. and a degree in education administration. He teaches at the Central School District where he also serves as the Music Department Coordinator. He teaches Somatic Voicework-The Lovetri Method™  in his private voice studio in Westchester County, N.Y.

 portrait of Edward Reisert


Edward Reisert, Choral Specialist, serves as an Executive Board member of the New York American Choral Directors Association, earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory and his Masters degree from State University of New York at Oswego. As a performer, Mr. Reisert sang with Glimmerglass Opera for five years and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2006 to attend the Mozart’s Worlds Institute in Vienna, Austria. He teaches Somatic Voicework™The Lovetri Method in his high school choral program, as well as his private voice studio in Westchester County, New York.