Kori J.

Education

Louisiana State University, Doctor of Musical Arts in Opera Performance

Duquesne University, Master of Music in Opera Performance

Baldwin-Wallace College, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Childcare Experience

Voice Teacher / Competition Team Vocal Coach
Gonzales, LA, 2010 - 2013
Children, ages 3-19

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor of Voice
Mobile, AL, August 2012 - May 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Baton Rouge, LA, 2008 - 2011

Subscription Ticketing Associate
Pittsburgh, PA, 2005 - 2008

Subscription and Ticketing Manager
Pittsburgh, PA, 2002 - 2005

About Me

I have recently moved to New York City and find myself falling in love with this city more and more every day. For the last five years, I found myself living in Louisiana while pursuing my doctoral degree in opera performance. I was incredibly lucky to work for a performing arts academy while pursuing my studies. Not only did I have the opportunity to teach private voice lessons to students with ages ranging from 8 to 19, I also worked with their musical theater competition teams. My duties with the team would vary depending on their ages which ranged from 3-19. Working with my older students had me writing and teaching 8 part harmony to music of the Lion King while also teaching them the Zulu chant, to working with my youngest students inspiring them to love singing and learning to work together as a team. While earning my undergraduate degree I worked as a babysitter, but my main passion is as a doting aunt to my two nephews. I love children and will ignore adults to play games with them.

When working with children, I am very high energy and fully engaged while also providing a stable, structured environment so they feel comfortable and know what their day entails. I am huge believer in imaginative play and love creating stories, performances, and building terrific forts. Along with all aspects of music (I also play the piano) I enjoy exploring museums, new neighborhoods, and seeing as many shows as I can.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for opera companies.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Combining a career of performing and teaching at a university.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I speak a little Italian, German, and French and am currently working to improve my German. I play the piano and I love anything involving imaginative play, crafts, building blocks, and adventures.