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Jayne Skoog

Location: New York, USA
Jayne Skoog
Jayne Skoog, educator, director, and Lyric soprano is currently a vocal instructor at Talent Unlimited High School in Manhattan. Jayne began her career in 1996 when she created and developed a full opera and choral program for Long Island City High School. As a result of this program, Jayne has established extensive artistic relationships with New York City Opera Education Program and the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Program. These relationships continue to foster students’ achievement in performance opportunities. Students in the program have won awards in the Metropolitan Opera Guild - Texaco Quiz Kids. Several students have had the opportunity to perform mock auditions on the New York City Opera stage. Her choral director achievements consist of three silver medals, and in 2006/08 awarded a Gold with Distinction – Level VI in the New York State School Music Association – NYSSMA. In 2005, the L.I.C. Concert Choir was invited to perform with the National Philharmonic in Washington, DC under the baton of Dr. Will Kessling where she prepared her students in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children and Dvorak’s Te Deum. She has been honored three consecutive years with Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and has been awarded an honor in the 60th & 61st Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in America. Other awards include an inclusion in the premier edition of National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers 2005-2006. Jayne served as the associate director of The All-City High School Chorus of New York City, as well as Choral conductor/Voice coach at the Summer Arts Institute of New York City. As a singer Jayne remains active performing throughout the region. Currently she is performing with the Bronx Opera Company and Opera Manhattan. She has performed an evening of American Songs by Barber, Bernstein, and The Petrarca Songs, a song cycle composed by Dr. Joseph Bartolozzi. Jayne received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, and received a Masters in Science of Education from Queens College, New York. Postgraduate work includes studies at the Juilliard School and New York University.

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