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Susan Kane
Faculty

College of Arts and Letters
Department of Music

Office: MUS 121
Phone: 323/343-4043
Fax: 323/343-4063
E-mail: skane@calstatela.edu

Office Hours
Monday 1:00 pm 
Tuesday  
Wednesday  
Thursday 4:30 pm 
Friday  
Saturday  

INTRODUCTION

Susan Kane, DMA, is the chair of the vocal arts area and the opera program. A sought after clinician on vocal pedagogy, Dr. Kane, leads a weekly master class on campus. As a performer, Susan's soprano voice can be heard in concert with colleagues both on and off campus.

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TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Kane loves teaching both graduate and undergraduate voice. Her students have won competitions and contracts both nationally and abroad. The opera program has recently achieved the goal of performing in the Luckman Theatre on campus. As a teacher of both voice and opera, Kane approaches each student and situation considering the unique qualities of each.

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RESEARCH

Dissertation: Liza Lehmann (1862-1918) Her Times, Roles, and Songs. Past research: Art Songs by Women Composers, collection & recording. Present research: Training the next generation of opera singers & Multiple Ways of Knowing and Their Uses in the Vocal Studio. Future: Zarzuela - a natural genre for college level singers.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Title Date
Music as a Way of Knowing ...the Rest of the Story 2007
Athletics and Aesthetics: Training the Next Generation of Opera Singers 2006
Countertenors as Substitutes for Castrati in the Music of Monteverdi 2006
Singing in the French Style 2006
Use of Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the Vocal Studio 2006

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Doctor of Musical Arts Vocal Pedagogy and Performance 2000

  • The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
    Cincinnati, Ohio

Master of Music Vocal Performance 1990

  • The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
    Cincinnati, Ohio

Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance and Music Education 1983

  • University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa

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COURSE LISTING
Course Course Title Day & Time Room Quarter
MUS 135-535-01 Applied Voice ARR 121 Spring 2007
MUS 426-01 Opera Repertory ARR ARR Spring 2007
MUS 499-01 Studio Class Thursdays 3:20 Music Hall Spring 2007

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