Dominique McCormick - (Artistic Director, Voice, Piano, and Theory)
Availability: Sunday - Saturday
Dominique McCormick is a lyric soprano from Long Island, New York. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music, followed by a Masters of Arts in Voice from CUNY Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music. After obtaining her Masters, she furthered her studies in France where she received a post Masters diploma in Musical Analysis and a Performers Certificate in Voice from the Conservatoire National de Region Boulogne-Billancourt. She earned her Doctoral degree in Musical Arts, DMA, in August, 2020, from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled, “French Composer Martial Caillebotte and His Mélodies and Scénes Lyriques: Analytical Essays and Performance Guide.
From September 2011 to August 2013, Dominique held the position of assistant music director at the American Cathedral in Paris. As assistant director she taught vocal technique classes to the youth choir, conducted the children’s ensemble, and taught sight singing and music theory to the Young Singers Ensemble. In October 2011 she was appointed voice professor for Choeur Régional Vittoria d'Île de France under the direction of Michel Piquemal. She continues to give master classes during her visits to Paris. Upon her return to the United States in 2013 as part of a fellowship she received to assist her doctoral studies she worked as an adjunct professor at CUNY Queens College teaching sight singing, applied voice, and French diction for singers. In 2015 she moved to Houston where she just completed a faculty appointment position in voice and piano with the Vivaldi Music Academy.
Dominique has performed in the United States, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Roles in opera and operetta include Iphis in Jephtha by Handel; Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti; Gretel in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck; Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart; Sola Myrrhis, in Coup de Roulis by Messager; Lady Marian in Robin Hood by De Koven; Hanna Glavari in The Merry Widow by Lehar; Lisa in The Land of Smiles by Lehar; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini; Title role in Eileen by Victor Herbert; Polly Peachum in Three Penny Opera by Kurt Weill; Josephine in HMS Pinafore and Elsie Maynard in Yeomen of the Guard by Gilbert and Sullivan for the NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
Equally, she has performed as a recitalist and soloist for works such as: Soloist in Summer Zephyr with Ars Lyrica at Zilka Hall at the Hobby Center; Recitalist for Music in Midtown at Elebash Hall in New York City, and Composers Alliance soloist at Elebash Hall in New York City, The Creation by Haydn; Gloria by Poulenc- Choeur Regional Vittoria d’ile de France; Lauda Sion by Mendelssohn- direction Michel Piquemal; Recitalist for Les Musicales de Normandie; Dixit Dominus by Handel with L’Ensemble Vocal La Chappelle du Hainaut; Festival Soloist for Les Nuits de Cheronne; Cabaret of Rodgers and Hart- Les Arts George V Paris France; Ceremony of Carols by Britten for the ensemble of Cité Universitaire; Requiem by Mozart with l’Orchestre Nationale des Pays de la Loire, directed by John Axelrod; Requiem of Brahms with Ensemble Laudate Dominum Fontainebleau France; Mass in b minor by Bach directed by Jean Jacques Prevost; Mass in C by Beethoven; Psalm 42 by Mendelssohn; Gloria by Vivaldi; Requiem by Faure; Requiem by Durufle; Magnificats of Bach and Vivaldi; The Messiah by Handel; Missa Solemnis by Beethoven; The Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn; Exultate Jubilate by Mozart; Grand Mass in c minor by Mozart.
In the area of competitions, Dominique has been the recipient of the: First prize for women in the Concours International d’Opérettes of Marseille 2010; Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan National Council Awards in Louisiana 2005; Annual Youth Council Award in New York 2004; MacAllister Award Finalist in Indianapolis 2003.
As she and her family settle into their new life in Texas, Dominique is very excited about the creation of Century Fine Arts where she is Founding Director. This learning environment will give students the opportunity to fulfill their creative dream in an atmosphere that is warm, friendly and welcoming. Playing successfully and singing beautifully the music that one loves is a very important goal to have as a student, and also as a professional musician. It is Dominique’s wish for her students to achieve that goal with ease and joy within the learning process.
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