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Dr. Andrea Kovago

Canadian lyric mezzo soprano, Dr. Andrea Kovago is a sought after performer throughout the United States and Canada. She has performed steadily in the areas of opera, oratorio, chamber music and numerous solo and collaborative recitals throughout her career.

Dr. Kovago has performed many lead and supporting operatic roles throughout her career. Alongside opera venues, she has often been a featured soloist with many distinguished organizations such as, Société philharmonique de Montréal, Stewart Hall Singers, Choeur symphonique de Sherbrooke, Choeur Sorel-Tracy, Montreal's L'Ensemble Con Brio, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, Bach Society of Minnesota, Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Minnetonka Choral Society, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and Kensington Sinfonia in Calgary.

During her time in Montréal, she performed with the Société philharmonique de Montréal under the baton of Maestro Miklos Takàcs, Choeur Sorel-Tracy with conductor Josée Laforest and L'Ensemble Con Brio de Montréal. Dr. Kovago is one of 16 members in Choeur de Chambre du Québec, a relatively new professional choir comprised of young Francophone and Anglophone artists from Québec lead by artistic director, instructor and composer Robert Ingari. choeurdechambre.ca. Recently, she has become a new member of the Ottawa Classical Choir under the direction of Maestro Michel Brousseau. As a soloist, Dr. Kovago has recorded at least three CDs featuring her as alto soloist, and may be found at www.amazon.com. She is looking forward to adding St. John Passion to this list in May 2014.

Besides performing, Dr. Kovago is a member of several professional affiliations that include, NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Conservatory Canada, RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music), ORMTA (Ontario Music Teachers Association), GMTA (Gloucester Music Teachers Association), MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), College Music Society, Opera America, NOA (National Opera Association) and VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association.)

Dr. Kovago's teaching experiences include work at Dalhousie University Department of Music and Arts in Halifax Nova Scotia, The University of Minnesota, Anoka Ramsey Community College in Minnesota, University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory.

Dr. Kovago has been avidly committed to teaching excellence and mentoring singers and pianists of all ages and levels for more than 20 years. She currently teaches more than 45 voice and piano students each week from her home in Orleans, Ontario and in music schools throughout the Ottawa region that include, Tutti Muzik, Ottawa School of Music and Russell Music Academy. Alongside her busy teaching schedule, she finds time to adjudicate the Kiwanis Music Festival and NATS competitions and coaches public speaking and monologues for straight theatre auditions.

More information may be found by visiting www.andreakovago.com


 

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