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Profession headshot of Emily RomneyEmily Romney is a professional singer with over thirty years successful experience as a studio voice teacher of professional and amateur adult singers. Ms. Romney has a background in choral conducting and choral singing, and extensive professional experience as a soloist and vocal chamber music performer. While on the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College, she taught studio voice and developed an undergraduate and master’s degree curriculum for conservatory students, put together a music program for high school singers, initiated and created the conservatory level vocal pedagogy courseĀ "The Living Instrument and How It Works", and coordinated a vocal chamber music program.

She currently maintains a private voice studio in Cambridge, MA. and is on the faculty of the Powers Music School in Belmont, MA.

“The voice studio should be a comfortable place where enthusiasm and ongoing good work can mix with risk-taking, humor, and musical exploration.  I encourage my students to develop a musical life beyond the studio and to pursue performance opportunities.”

Teaching Reviews

  • “You have opened a whole new world to me".
  • — Accomplished pianist
    beginning voice lessons
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  • “On behalf of the Council and members of NEWSZATS I would like to express our sincere thanks for your impressive work for our Association during the 2007 International Voice Teacher Tour…
  • “Your ability to adjust your teaching language and level to suit each student was outstanding. All the masterclass students went away richer and knowing more about their vocal potential. Your empathy, warmth and humour in interacting with these students were greatly appreciated. We also noted your expert diagnostic ability and your art of making the vocal solution fit the person concerned. The tour was an unquestioned success.”
  • — Katharine Watts, President, NEWZATS
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  • “Thank you for all your amazing training. It has been wonderful!”
  • — high school senior off to
    college conservatory training
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  • “[You truly allowed me to have music back in my life again, and] I really feel like I have grown and accomplished more than I could have imagined. Thank you so much for your guidance and kindness.”
  • — singer returning to singing
    after long break
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  • “I want to thank you…for having been such a terrific teacher to me these past few years. I have noticed my singing improve by leaps and bounds, and so much of that progress is owing to you.”
  • — Harvard Senior,
    student for three years

Performance Reviews

  • Bach ‘Mass in b minor’
    “The florid intricacies of ‘Laudamus Te’ proved no problem for Emily Romney whose clear mellow mezzo was a delight.”
  • — Hamilton Wenham Chronicle
  • Boston premiere of Van Slyck's ‘Four Elegies’
    “The music is sumptuous and Miss Romney obviously was sympathetic and capable of doing them justice…possesses a very fine mezzo-soprano voice.”
  • — Northeastern News
  • ‘Victoriana, a Victorian Musical Entertainment’
    “…(a) thoroughly delightful concert…Emily Romney gave the audience a performance that held them, adults and children alike, in the palm of her hand.”
  • — Athol Daily News
  • Poulenc ‘Gloria’
    "Miss Romney was the solo soprano… She did a first-rate job.”
  • — Boston Globe
  • Menotti ‘The Medium’
    “…the best singing.”
  • — The Jewish Chronicle
  • Van Slyck ‘Judgment in Salem’
    “Mezzo-soprano Emily Romney sang and acted with extraordinary subtlety.”
  • — Washington Post

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