Teacher Biography

Soprano Amy Burton, Professor of Voice at Mannes College of Music (The New School for Performing Arts) since 2002, is a versatile performer and educator. She is currently on the faculty of Mannes, the Manhattan School of Music (French Vocal Literature), the CUNY Graduate Center’s Doctoral Program in Voice and maintains a private studio in New York City.  Ms. Burton is also co-director of the Young Artist program at SongFest at Colburn, a prestigious summer festival that focuses on vocal training and Art Song.

Ms. Burton’s students sing at major festivals, opera houses, and with orchestras all over the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Dutch National Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Ravinia Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center.  They have won awards from the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest, and the Alexander Girardi International Singing Competition, among many others.

Ms. Burton’s own versatility as a performer is reflected in the breadth of interests of her students; many are dedicated interpreters of contemporary music as well as baroque music, opera, vocal chamber music, jazz, and cabaret.

In addition to her associations with Mannes, MSM, SongFest, and the CUNY Graduate Center, Amy Burton is in demand for residencies and master classes.  Through her studio in New York, she offers private lessons as well as musical and dramatic coaching.

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Updated September 2015.