Established to create performance opportunities and artistic growth for classical singers and musicians.
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Marcello Garofolo: Artistic Director/Conductor/
Musical Coach

      Marcello Garofalo has been working in his native country, Italy, and here in the USA, teaching l’accento Italiano as an integral part of the vocal art. He maintains his private studio in New York where many singers attend his Bel Canto Seminars in Carnegie Hall. He has also been invited to offer Master Classes in Boston and Washington, DC, as well as Italy, where he was coached by his father, Maestro Carlo Giorgio Garofalo, who was a composer and conductor.  
      Maestro Marcello Garofalo has resurrected the use of the pure Italian language in opera after years of decadence.  Because of this, now even La Scala is forced to employ supertitles to enable the audience to comprehend the text.
      Maestro Garofalo is listed in Musical America and is available for private coaching and master classes.
E-mail Maestro Garofalo:  laccento@onebox.com



                                                                 Michael Wittenburg
                                                  Assistant Conductor / Musical Director


Hail as a "real vertouso" by the late Ruth Laredo, pianis and conductor MIchael Shane Wittenburg has served as an assistant conductor and coach at opera companiues in multiple cities including Nashville, Orlando, Sarasota, and most recently Bronx Opera. He recently made his professional conducting debut with the Ocala (Fl) Symphony where he has been named Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Artist. As an Assistant Professor of Music at Lee University where he served ans Music Director of both the Chamber Orchestra and Opera Theatre. He has solo appearances as pianist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, the World Youth  Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and The Ocala Symphony. HE has been a violinist and Principal Keyboardist with the Brevard (Fl) Symphony Orchestra.

A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Wittenburg's training includes Bachelor' and Master's degree in Piano Performance from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he studied and held a fellowship in opera coaching. In 2001 he finished a second Master's degree in Orchestral Conducting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was awarded the, Osher Scholar prize, and has beengranted included in multiple editions of Who's Who.




George Shirley Tenor; Metropolitan Opera