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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]arinel Cruz
Voice Teacher

Marinel Cruz is an Award winning Puerto Rican soprano, whose voice has resonated in some of the most important concert halls around the world. Notably, in her native Puerto Rico, Italy, Israel, New York City and Miami. Among her recent achievements, Ms Cruz was awarded first prize in the Miami Classical Singer Competition and appeared with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra in Odessa, Ukraine.
Ms Cruz has been selected for several starting roles such as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni -with excellent reviews-, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, Micaela in Carmen, Mimi in Bohème, The mother in Amahl and the night visitors with Teatro Lírico del Oeste of Puerto Rico, Dido in Dido and Aeneas with the Opera workshop of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Previous milestones in Ms Cruz’s stellar career include: Recipient of the encouragement awards in the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions and first prize in the competition “Cantantes Jóvenes Líricos”. She received a Master’s degree in Music Performance at The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College in New York and was a Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program Semi-Finalist.
Currently, the young soprano is student of the Professor Manny Perez and we welcome her as part of our staff at Kalos Music & Art School.

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    • Barry University/Fine Art Department

• Voice teacher

    • Doral Conservatory of Music of Miami

• Voice teacher

    • Antillean Adventist University

• Voice teacher

    • Private lessons – Puerto Rico

• Tutor in Spanish and Voice teacher

  • MAT Academy – Ponce, PR
  • Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach
  • • Students between 4 and 65 years.
    • Advanced and basic 1 hour classes on vocal techniques, including breathing, posture, diction and
    • Classical and Pop techniques

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Roles Performed 
Micaela La Tragedie de Carmen Opera Naples
2015 Luisa Fernanda Luisa Fernanda Pro-Arte
Grateli 2014 Suor Angelica Suor Angelica
Miami Sumer Music Festival 2014 Amapola La leyenda del beso
Pro-Arte Grateli 2014 The mother Amahl
and the night visitors Miami Orchestra 2013 Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni Teatro de la Opera de PR 2011 Suor Angelica
Suor Angelica CUNY
2010 Mimi La Boheme Conservatory of
Music of PR 2009 The mother Amahl and the night visitors Teatro
Lirico del Oeste 2009 Dido Dido and Aeneas
Interamerican University of PR 2008

Concert Experience
Soloist- Dvorak’s Te Deum- Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera Fundraising
Event-Voices in the Vineyard- Crescendo Circle, Miami International Piano Festival Montserrat Ca-
ballé Gala Concert, Orchestra Miami-Verdi Concert, Sarasota Opera Company-Stars of Tomorrow,
Symphony of Americas – Zarzuela & Operetta, Odessa Philharmonic Ukraine-Evening in Caracas,
Miami Symphony Orchestra- A Night at the Opera

Finalist Marcello Giordani International Competition 2015
Marcello Giordani Scholarship The Marcello Giordani Foundation 2013
Semifinalist Monserrat Caballe Competition 2013
Second prize Suncoast Opera Guild Competition 2013
First Place-Graduate Division Classical Singer Competition at Miami 2012
Semifinalist Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program 2011
Fundación Daisy Ruiz Awards MET Council Auditions at Puerto Rico 2009
Fundación de Zarzuela Awards MET Council Auditions at Puerto Rico 2008
First Place- Soprano Category Primer Certamen de Voz Lirica (COPAL) 2007

MA in Vocal Performance-Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College-2011 Artist Diploma-Voice- Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico- 2009
Bachelor in Music Education -Interamerican University, San Germán, P.R.-2008

Sarasota Opera-Apprentice Artist 2013
International Institute Vocal Arts-IIVA, P.R. 2010, 2009- Italia 2008 International Vocal Arts Institute-IVAI Israel 2009

Teachers: Manny Perez (Current), William Woodruff, Madja Moreno

Coaches: Caren Levine, Maria Paulina, Elaine Rinaldi, Jane Steele, Joan Dornemann, Tyler Lincoln, Pedro J. Jimenez, Daniel Daroca

Conductors: Ramon Tebar, Edward Polochick, Michael Rossi, Hobart Earle, Alfredo Munar, Victor De Renzi, Roselin Pabon, Richard Barret, Jorge Parodi

Stage Directors: Mario Corradi, Martha Collins, Stephanie Sundine, Michael Yawney, Keturah Stickan, Antonio Barasorda

Masterclasses: Rose-Marie Freni, Justino Diaz, Monserrat Caballe, Sherrill Milnes, Bruno Rigacci

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