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(Suzi More)

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Location: Lodi, New Jersey United States
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A New Jersey native, Miss More has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She has been soloist and has appeared in numerous operatic roles performing with the Festival Chorus of New Jersey, the Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Singers, the Plainfield Symphony, Ars Musica Antiqua, the Garden State Chorale, the State Repertory Opera, Jersey Lyric Opera, Choral Baccarelli (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), Montclair Chamber Orchestra, and numerous others. In 1989, she was the award-winning collaborator along with composer Loretta Jankowski, of a song cycle entitled Phoenix, published internationally by Boosey & Hawkes, in December 1993. The work, featuring Ms. More, was presented at both the Los Angeles, California (1989), and Little Rock, Arkansas, national Association of Teacher's of singing (NATS) conventions. She is a recipient of several Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Incentive Grants, for performance and research. She is a member of the NATS, NJ, NYC and National chapters. Also, a composer of jazz, folk and children's songs. Her voice teachers and coaches include Franco Rossi-Roudett, Terrence Shook, Helen Fenstermacher, Chloe Owens, Daniel Ferro, Marlena Malas, Dorothea Discala, Frank Valentino, Deborah Taylor, and Dolores Cassinelli. She has appeared in master classes with Elly Amelling, Jerome Hines, Judith Raskin, and Daltin Baldwin. Ms. Morehead holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University, M.A. degree from Jersey City State College, and pursued studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts, in Philadelphia, and New York University.

She has worked as voice teacher, chorus director and Orff specialist at the Newark School of the Arts for over 24 years. As well as has taught several years in the Passaic School district as music specialist.

She has produced three CD’s "Blue", "Up, Down, Turn Around" and "Suzi More sings Max Kowalski (1882-1956) Opus 1"

Suzi's latest project to record Kowalski's music:
Max Kowalski(1882-1956) was born in Kowal, Poland. His family moved the next year to Frankfort, Germany, where he grew up, studied and earned Doctorates in both Music and Law (his specialty was Copyrights). His teacher of compostition was Bernhard Sekles and voice, Alexander Heineman. In Germany from 1913 till 1931, Max Kowalski was a prolific composer of beautiful lieder in the Romantic style. Although he was Jewish, Max Kowalski wrote music of all styles and genres, from Japanese, Chinese, Danish, Arabic, French and that of many great German authors,he even wrote a Marienlieder in his Opus 12. He was friend to many other composers, artists and performers and every song cycle he wrote was quickly published until Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich took over the country. In the late 30's Kowalski was very involved with the "Kulterbund" in Frankfort, Germany and his music continued to have popularity in their orchestral concerts. He is mentioned and highlighted by his presence at the last Kulturbund concert(1938) in Martin Goldsmith's book entitled "The Inextinguishable Symphony". By the end of 1938, Kowalski was arrested and spent time in Buchenwald but within a month he was released and he fled to England where he spent the rest of his life teaching voice, singing in a Synagogue and making a humble living. Although no music of his was ever published again, he kept writing new works, 17 new song cycles in manuscripts which singers performed in concerts and on radio. Opus 1 is his first composition dated 1913 and first published by Leukart in Germany. It had been out-of-print many years until Dr. Walter Foster of Recital Publications in Huntsville, Texas took up the committment to bring as many of Max Kowalski's song cycles to the public as possible. So far, 11 of his 17 previously published cycles have been reprinted.
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04.15.09 Vessel 9.88 (2) 1542 (3) Celtic 04.17.09 Active
04.15.09 When 10.00 (1) 1492 (3) Celtic 04.15.09 Active
04.13.09 Blue 10.00 (1) 1979 (8) Celtic 04.14.09 Active
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Music Background Suzi has a multi-faceted background in that she has studied many genres of music from Medieval and Renaissance to Romantic and Classical at Livingston College which was part of Rutgers University. At Livingston was a great chance for her to learn Jazz Performance and Composition, she studied with Jimmy Giuffre, Kenny Baron, Mike Ridley and others. She also studied Jazz Piano with Duke Anderson, a colleague of hers at the Newark School of the Arts where she has taught for over 25 years.
Music Skills Composition, Classical Studies in Harmony and Counterpoint, Jazz Harmonies and Jazz Piano, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Recorders, Orff and Kodal'y music training (NYU)Piano and Synthesizers. Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin and Harp as well as short studies in Clarinet, Sax and Flute.
Music Hardware I don't know. Kendell and Max do the recording stuff.
Music Software I don't know. I just write the stuff and the guys record and arrange it for me.
Keywords Songs, Classical, Jazz, Children's