Jane Steele

Jane Steele, Vocal Coach, is a freelance vocal coach and accompanist based in New York City. She earned her BA in music from Wellesley College while pursuing her other interests in languages and literature. She received her MM degree in vocal accompanying and chamber music at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Steele has been a coach/accompanist at the Lidalnorth Festival in Oslo, Norway; the VOICExperience Foundation in New York; the International Institute of Vocal Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and IVAI in Tel Aviv. In 2002, she was a guest coach at the National Opera of China in Beijing. Ms. Steele was head of the coaching staff at IIVA in Chiari, Italy, from 1998 to 2008. She also held the position of Administrative Director of IIVA in Chiari and was the American liaison with the local Italian government. She has been the rehearsal pianist for numerous American companies, including New Jersey State Opera, DiCapo Opera, Opera Colorado, Natchez Opera, Opera Southwest, and Pensacola Opera and worked as a vocal accompanist at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. .She was also a guest artist at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico in San Juan.

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