Randall Scarlata is a dedicated and gifted teacher. He currently serves on the faculty of both Stony Brook University, NY and West Chester University, PA. He joined the faculty of the College of the Visual and Performing Arts of West Chester University in 2003, and Stony Brook in 2011. His students have gone on to study at major conservatories and graduate programs in the United States and abroad. In addition, they have attended international summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, The Marlboro Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, Songfest, Tanglewood, Oberlin in Italy, Central City Opera, and the Brevard Festival, among others. They have also received awards and top prizes in major singing competitions, such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, the Sullivan Foundation, NATS, The George London Foundation, the Licia Albanese Competition, and the Gerda Lissner Competition. HIs students have appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Virginia Opera, and many others.
Mr. Scarlata's philosophy of singing comes from his studies with the most renowned, international pedagogues. His teachers of voice include Beverley Peck-Johnson, Marlena Malas, Carol Blaickner-Mayo, and John Maloy. His love of art song and its interpretation come from studies with Dalton Baldwin, Norman Shetler, Ernst Haefliger, Graham Johnson, Thomas Grubb, and Kenneth Merrill. Mr. Scarlata spent several summers studying with the great French baritone, Gérard Souzay. In addition, he has worked with Peter Schreier, Elly Ameling, Chistoph Eschenbach, Edith Mathis, Leonard Hokanson, Roger Vignoles, and Thomas Hampson in masterclass settings.
The Washington Post"It is impossible to imagine Randall Scarlata singing a mechanical or thoughtless phrase. Scarlata searches out the Platonic essence of what he plans to sing and then uses every attribute at his disposal to create the most appropriate and fully dimensional realization possible.”
Many have enjoyed seeing Randall Scarlata in a masterclass environment. He presented classes at the Hartt School of Music, the Chautauqua Institute, SUNY Potsdam, Williams College, Iowa State University, CSU Chico, Southwest Missouri State College, Weber State University, University of Georgia, Western Michigan University, Mary Baldwin College, Westminster Choir College, Southwest Texas State University, University of Nebraska, The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Dickinson College, The Geneva Art Song Festival, and at Guizhou University in China.
In the summer of 2011, Mr. Scarlata started a new Song and Vocal Chamber Music program for the Alpine Chamber Music Festival in Carinthia, Austria. In 2015, he became Artistic Co-Director. For approximately two weeks, university and conservatory students, as well as advanced amateurs, gather for intensive study of chamber music and German song. This is a wonderful, small, and intense program in an idyllic setting. For more information on this program please go to:
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