Dauri Shippey, soprano, holds both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Voice and Opera from The Juilliard School. Major teachers have included Beverley Peck Johnson, Martial Singher, and Judith Coen. Ms. Shippey was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Joy in Singing International, Pavarotti International, Minna Kaufmann Ruud Competition and others. She has sung leading roles internationally, including Tosca, Turandot, Kostelnicka, Micaela, Countess, Suor Angelica, Giorgetta, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira and has performed in recitals, including soloist at National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC, Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center, and Caio Melisso Opera House in Spoleto, Italy.
Ms. Shippey’s teaching experience includes private music studios in New Jersey and New York City, founder and director of Passaggio Chorale since 1998, and summer voice faculty of Spoleto (Italy) Vocal Arts Symposium since 2002. An active member of NATS, MTNA, NJMTA, and Mu Phi Epsilon, her students have won prizes at NFAA National Young Artist Competition, NJMTA and MTNA Young Artist and Senior Voice (National Finalist) Competitions, Philadelphia Pops Voice Competition, Classical Singer National Finalist Young Artist and High School Divisions, NATS State and District Winners, Russian Music Competition, and Cecilian Young Artist Competition.
Passionate about teaching and mentoring students of all ages, her students win scholarships to college conservatories, teach on high school and college faculties, and sing with opera companies in the United States and abroad. Ms. Shippey has been a Conservatory faculty member since 2006.