Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2007-2009 and again in 2016
Deborah is an American soprano with more than 20 years teaching experience. Deborah holds Doctorate of Music (ABD) and Master of Music degrees, both in voice, from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In addition, she graduated cum laude from SUNY Fredonia in New York with a Bachelor of Music degree in voice.
Deborah teaches singing, vocal pedagogy, and master classes in vocal technique, vocal style, music theory, and performance, most recently at music conservatories in Florence, Pisa, and Lucca, Italy and in the U.S., at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Nazareth College, and Finger Lakes Community College, as well as at Florida International University, Barry Westminster Christian School, and the University of Miami, Florida. Recent projects have included teaching a series of technical courses in Miami. Her students have gone on to sing with major opera companies, on Broadway, on The Voice and American Idol, and recorded with major international record labels.
Deborah has sung and taught all over the world, and recently returned from a four-year tour in Italy. In the U.S., Deborah has sung with the Florida Grand Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua Opera, Cincinnati Opera Theatre, Grandin Music Festival, Hispanic American Lyric Theatre, Kenan Vocal Arts Institute, Florida International University Opera Theatre, Florida International Symphony, Fredonia (NY) Chamber Players, Brevard (FL) Community Chorus and Orchestra, and Cincinnati AIDS Benefit Concerts. She is a registered Music Together® teacher and also completed training with “Music For People.” She has taught Italian and English as a second language, as well as piano. www.deborahconquest.com
More About Deborah Conquest
Hometown: Rochester, NY
What inspires me: Tapping into the inner artist in all of us
Why the arts matter: The Arts are food for the Soul!
Favorite things to do in Rochester: hiking in Corbett's Glen and Letchworth State Park
When I'm not at Hochstein you can find me: Riding my bike along the Erie Canal towpath or accompanying my violinist son
My favorite local restaurant: Fiorella in the Public Market-- AMAZING authentic Italian food!
Favorite place to travel: Italy. I spent many years singing and teaching in Tuscany
Favorite style of music: Beethoven String Quartets and Johnny Cash
What people would be surprised to know about me: I don't listen to opera all day long!