Dorothy Yanish

YanishDorothy Yanish is a well-known performer, teacher and opera director in the Monadnock region. She has performed with the National Symphony, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Boston’s Cantata Singers and John Oliver Chorale, and in numerous recital and opera venues throughout New England and New York. Ms. Yanish earned her B.S. in Music Education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her M.M. in Voice and Opera from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and has completed post-graduate study at the New England Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music. Ms. Yanish trained in an apprentice program in Barga-Lucca, Italy under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner and Italo Tajo where she sang leading roles in Handel’s Agrippina, Rossini’s La scala di seta and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she served as state governor of the New Hampshire chapter for two terms.

Dorothy is Managing Artistic Director of the RAYLYNMOR Opera Company which is based in the Monadnock region. Founded in 1995, RAYLYNMOR brings professional quality opera to our region and strives to incorporate local singers, choreographers, designers and musicians into all productions. Students from Franklin Pierce have frequently appeared in these main-stage productions with full orchestra at the Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH. This fall Dorothy and Peter Szep, music director, will offer a master-class on auditioning technique at Franklin Pierce.

Private Instruction in Voice
Singing is fun, imaginative, exciting and satisfying. It can include a variety of styles such as classical, musical theater, pop, jazz, rap, soul and more. Private voice instruction helps you develop a clear understanding of how your voice works and to achieve the technique to perform with purpose in the styles listed above.