Rebecca Copley

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Rebecca Copley, Director of Vocal Studies
Faculty/Staff Title:  Instructor of Music Director of Vocal Studies
Extension:  4375
Box:  21
Office/Department:  Department of Music

Rebecca Copley's critically acclaimed professional debut was as Desdemona opposite James McCracken in Verdi's Otello with the New Jersey State Opera. Soon after, she debuted in Verdi's Requiem with the Paris Opera, at New York City Opera as Puccini's Turandot, Carnegie Hall with New Jersey Symphony as Wagner's Isolde, and the Metropolitan Opera as Amelia in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.  She has triumphed in opera/symphonic works internationally, working with renowned conductors as James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Hugh Wolff, and Robert Shaw.  Her most recent appearances include Turandot (Turandot/Puccini), Abigaille (Nabucco/Verdi), Gerhilde (Die Walkure/Wagner) at the Metropolitan Opera.  Music on CD includes the title role of Jesus Guridi's Opera, Amaya, recorded in Basque in Bilbao, Spain (Marco Polo). 

Named "Musician of the Year"(2004) by the Kansas Federation of Music Clubs, she is also the recipient of the Gold Award for Achievement from her alma mater, Bethany College.  Rebecca is in demand as voice teacher/clinician, most recently Visiting Artist/Professor in Voice at University of Oklahoma/Norman (OK), Fort Lewis College (CO), Bethany College (KS)  She also welcomes dedicated students to her private studio.

Rebecca Copley is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Opera America, League of American Orchestras and the American Guild of Musical Artists.

Ms Copley currently serves as Director of Vocal Studies and vocal faculty member at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS.