Director: Janice's Vitae

Vitae/Teaching/Directing

Janice Pantazelos, Mezzo-soprano

Positions present and past
Founder, Director, Voice teacher, Chicago Studio of Professional Singing 1981-present
Faculty Voice Teacher: Roosevelt University: Chicago Musical College 6 years
Vocal expert/coach for the Oprah show:’ Step out of your Box”: November 2003
Faculty Voice teacher: Sherwood Conservatory: 5years.
Instructor: Italian/ diction classes at Sherwood Conservatory
Truman College 1979-1982 lecturer music appreciation
Graduate Assistantship; voice: Northwestern University
Musical director/conductor: St. Scholastica High School 1979-1983
Musical director/conductor: Theatre on the lake 1978-1980
Musical director/arranger/ conductor: Wilmette Women’s club show 1979
Musical director/ vocal coach: North Shore Theatre Company 1980
Choir director: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1978-80

Vocal Master Classes Given:
Berufeschulle fur Gesang: Zurich Switzerland 1985 & 1989
NATS. (National Association of Teachers of Singing) 2004
Chicago Studio of Professional Singing; annually

Education:
Master of Music: Voice and Opera Performance,suma cum laude, Northwestern University
Bachelor of Music: Vocal performance, cum laude, DePaul University

Professional Associations:
NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing since 1989
Board Member, Chicago Chapter NATS, 2002-2005
Society of American Musicians since 1988
Board member SAM 1999-2001 & 2003-2005
MTNA. Musicians Teachers National Association since 1988
AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association 20+ year member) Vocal coach: Sound Video Impressions Chicago Symphony Chorus
Temple Beth Israel High holiday chorus 1974-76
North Shore Congregation Israel High Holiday chorus under Max Janowski; soloist Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral choir (10 years)

Awards:
Finalist/winner. American Opera Auditions, New York
Semi-finalist Concour International de Genevre, Switzerland
Chicago Musical Arts Club recital winner
Graduate Assistantship, Northwestern University
Honors Concerto Competition winner, Debut performance, Orchestra Hall, IL
Competitive Vocal Talent Scholarship, DePaul University, IL. (4 years)
Bel Canto Foundation Finalist, Chicago, IL.

Voice Teachers:
Margaret Harshaw, Mignon Dunn, Richard Hughes, Norman Gullbrandsen, Frank Little

Coaches: Giulio Favario, Dimitri Kavrakos, Ted Ganger, Ricardo Zamma, Jacques Lassere, Laurence Davis, Frederick Ockwell

Janice Pantazelos