Lucy Dhegrae is a passionate educator and ambassador of the arts. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), she has been fascinated by vocal pedagogy and singer development since she first began teaching in her undergraduate at the University of Michigan, where she received the Dumesnil scholarship to study voice, earning her BM in vocal performance. While at U. of M. she had the opportunity to study vocal pedagogy with professor Frieda Herseth, voice science with the head of the laryngology department, doctor Norman Hogikyan, and with professor Greg Wakefield in the acoustic & electrical engineering department, where she did independent research analyzing the development of bel canto technique via digital acoustic analysis.
Since then she has maintained a private studio of young singers, several of whom have won competitions at the high school level and gone on to successful collegiate music programs. She served on faculty at the Chicago School of Music and teaches at the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City.
Ms. Dhegrae earned her MM in vocal performance with a scholarship from the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, led by Artistic Director Dawn Upshaw. At Bard she worked with such artists as Kayo Iwama, director Peter Sellars, Lucy Shelton, Sanford Sylvan, and Edith Bers. She has performed with the Da Capo Chamber Players, Contemporaneous, the Bard Music Festival, the Klangspuren new music festival in Innsbruck, Austria, the Aldeburgh Music Festival as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and Scandinavia House of New York City. She is the founder of the Prism Project, a collaborative arts group of visual, writing, as well as Co-Executive Director of Contemporaneous. She is a freelance singer in New York City, where she lives with her husband, Shawn Jaeger, a composer. For more information please visit her website: www.lucydhegrae.com.