Cynthia Oeck, Interim Coordinator of Vocal Studies, has taught at Millikin University since 1994. Courses taught include applied voice, foreign language diction for singers, performance seminar, vocal pedagogy, vocal pedagogy practicum, and "How to build a private voice studio," an entreprenurial course for vocalists. Ms. Oeck has performed throughout the country on the opera, oratorio, and recital stage. Operatic roles include Vanessa, Fiordiligi, the Countess, and Violetta. She has appeared in concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and Rainier Symphony in Washington state; the University of Missouri at Kansas City Symphony and Chorus, the Illinois State University Symphony, and the Decatur/Millikin Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Oeck has presented sacred and secular recital programs throughout the country from Seattle, Washington to College Station, Texas. Recitals have included all Bach and all Russian programs. In July, 2001 Ms. Oeck performed Nicolas Flagello’s Contemplazioni di Michelangelo at the University of Illinois. Ms. Oeck completed all three levels of certification in Somatic Voiceworks(tm): the LoVetri Method in 2011 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Ms. Oeck received a Master of Music from the University of Washington. Past teachers include Augusto Paglialunga, Mary Curtis-Verna and Margaret Harshaw.
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