Faculty

     Victoria Kirsch

     Lecturer --  Voice and Opera

     Music 

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Collaborative pianist Victoria Kirsch creates and performs innovative programs throughout Southern California, including concerts based on museum exhibitions and staged art song/poetry programs.  

Victoria has worked with national and regional opera companies, including LA Opera and Long Beach Opera, and served as an official pianist for the Operalia Competition and the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions. She played for soprano Julia Migenes (Carmen in the award-winning opera film with Plácido Domingo), touring the world for many years with the celebrated singing actress.

Victoria is the music director of OperaArts, a Coachella Valley-based performance organization. In addition to her position as a vocal and opera coach at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music, she is a faculty member of the Los Angeles-based Angels Vocal Art summer program. She has been a teaching artist for LA Opera’s Community Programs Department, as well as serving on the faculties of USC's Thornton School of Music and SongFest. She was associated with the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara for many years, playing in the studio of renowned baritone and master teacher Martial Singher and serving as a member of the vocal faculty.

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