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Artistic Consultant

VAMS is delighted to welcome distinguished contralto GRETCHEN GREENFIELD as its Artistic Consultant.  With over 25 years professional experience, Ms. Greenfield contributes a wealth of expertise derived from her triumphs as a nationally and internationally acclaimed solo artist, as well as her successful teaching studio SingingAndYOU (link on the right) and her passion for mentoring musicians of all ages.


Highlights of Ms. Greenfield's career as a contralto soloist include appearances in Mahler's Third Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra, Charles Dutoit conducting; on tour with the Südwestfunk Orchestra of Baden-Baden, Helmuth Rilling conducting; on tour in Tokyo with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting; and encore performances of Shostakovich's songs From Jewish Folk Poetry with the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center, the New York Y Chamber Orchestra and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich conducting, as well as with I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky conducting.

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"Greenfield was the standout among the soloists.  Her energy and vaulting expressiveness caused a stir in the [Kennedy Center] audience, many of whom were hearing this young artist for the first time."
                                            - The Washington Times

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