Meet Our Faculty

Charlotte Russell

Teaching Philosophy

“I’m comfortable teaching students of any genre, from country and heavy metal to opera and ethnic music, but my favorite repertoire continues to be obscure art songs. I believe a well-trained voice is one that can sing expressively and healthily in a variety of styles. My primary mentor and teacher was Jo Estill, a woman whose passion for singing and knowledge changed the field of voice research, and brought a wealth of practical skills to singers worldwide.”

Education

Cornell University; Westminster Choir College; Master Teacher Certification in Estill Voice Training. Principal teachers: Donna Hewitt-Didham and Jo Estill

Biography

Charlotte Russell is an active soloist and recitalist throughout New England and abroad. She has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Orchestra of Indian Hill as well as in recitals in Jerusalem and the Swiss Alps (“…where my concert was interrupted by a helicopter rescue.”) Charlotte has premiered and recorded works by Harold Shapero, Francis Judd Cooke, David Bennett Thomas, and others. She also has many years of experience in choral and liturgical music as a conductor and clinician. She is a faculty member at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, and director of the Indian Hill Threshold Singers.

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