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Constance Rhyne-Bray, M.Mus.

Constance Rhyne-Bray

Assistant Professor, Art, Design & Music Department

Biography

Professor Constance Rhyne-Bray teaches voice and voice-related courses. She is active with Arts at Queens, particularly interested in collaborative ventures with fellow artists. She also has been an active participant in the new General Education courses, teaching in Roadmap and various Learning Communities.

Over the years, Professor Rhyne-Bray has been active in the area as a stage director and performer, most notably with Opera Carolina, for whom she directed productions of Don Pasquale, The Impresario, Trouble In Tahiti  and Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Her interests include online teaching, and bringing music and the arts to non-artists. She is also working on an instructional book for singers on dramatic interpretation of songs and arias, drawing on her undergraduate and graduate training in theater.

Professor Rhyne-Bray, fellow voice teacher Alisa McCain and Annelle Wilder, a yoga instructor, developed a workshop called "Let Go and Sing," using yoga to aid singers in relieving stress and tension, conditioning the vocal instrument and improving vocal technique.

She is passionate about teaching, believing that to be a good teacher, one must remain forever a student. She loves to learn new things and pass them on.

Education

M.Mus., Opera, Florida State University
B.M., Vocal Performance, Wittenberg University

 

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