Applied Voice Lessons
M.M., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.M., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
From 1986-1989 Ms. Daverso was soprano and founding member of The Rookwood Trio, a professional chamber ensemble specializing in non-operatic music for soprano, tenor, and keyboard. In addition to concerts, and master classes, the Trio commissioned new music which resulted in four world premieres. Her love of newly-composed music led to performances with Steve Reich, Edwin London, and collaborations with David N. Baker, of Indiana University.
Ms. Daverso is a devoted teacher of both private and class voice. She enjoys many styles of music, and believes that healthy vocal technique will benefit any style of singing. Her students have won many contests and scholarships, and they attend music colleges across the country. She has been on the vocal staff of Pacific Lutheran University since 2005. Before that she taught at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, and Saint Martin’s College in Lacey, WA. She frequently adjudicates voice contests, and presents voice workshops and master classes. She is member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Community service is very important to Ms. Daverso and she has been active in the local arts community as an Olympia Arts Commissioner, founder of the Olympia Youth Chorus and performs regularly with community music organizations. She recently has expanded her musical expertise culminating with a CD of jazz classics with pianist Joe Baque, released in March 2010. You can hear samples on her web site: www.denisedaverso.com