Joelle Kross, Soprano - Franco American Vocal Academy

32% ($1,862)
August 31st, 2015
Raised $1,862 of $5,750

About The Artist

Joelle Kross, Soprano

Joelle Kross, coloratura soprano, is currently pursuing her MM in Voice Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she studies with Judith Haddon. Joelle received her BA in acting, voice performance, and French from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She has performed extensively in both the operatic and musical theatre communities in her hometown of Boston. Professional credits include Carmen (MetroWest Opera), The Italian Girl in Algiers (Boston Midsummer Opera), The Mikado (Lyric Stage), My Fair Lady (Reagle Music Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre), The Most Happy Fella (Gloucester Stage), and A Little Night Music (Metro Stage). Other opera credits include Hansel...

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This summer, I have been accepted to study at the Franco American Vocal Academy in Périgueux, France. During this intensive six-week program, I will be rehearsing and performing the roles of Le Feu (Fire) and Le Rossignol (Nightingale) in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges. I will also have the opportunity to perform in several opera aria concerts and art song recitals, tackling challenging repertoire including “Non monsieur mon mari” from Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias and Milhaud’s Quatre Chansons de Ronsard. The program offers voice lessons and coaching, language classes, master classes, and career building for emerging singers. I am very much looking forward to spending the summer in this beautiful and historic city, adding a favorite role to my resume, improving my French, and preparing for my second and final year of grad school when I return.

Tuition: 3,000
​Housing: 750
Travel: 2,000
​Food: 650
​Score & Materials:100
​Work Study: - 750
Total: 5,750

Chacun le sait, November 2014


Glitter and Be Gay, November 2014

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