Exploring vocal repertoire with students is one of life’s greatest joys! Since graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Voice Performance, I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach in White Rock, BC as well as at the Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina. I will begin my eighth year of teaching private voice lessons. Alicia’s Voice Studio was opened in Airdrie, AB in January of 2014. Besides having experience as a private voice teacher, I have also had the opportunity to adjudicate at the Long and McQuade Music Education Centre in Regina. I was also invited to adjudicate for the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association in Maple Creek, Swift Current, Lafleche, Davidson and Yorkton.
Alicia Woynarski is a Mezzo-Soprano who “was the perfect Carmen-pretty, lithe and provocative, with the perfect sensual voice…” as described in Opera Canada in Vancouver Island Opera’s Carmen. Other operatic roles include Dalila (Calgary Concert Opera), Cherubino (Manitoba Opera), Dritte Dame (Saskatoon Opera), Hansel (A Little Opera on the Prairie), Mercedes (Saskatoon Opera), Dorabella (Calgary Concert Opera and AEDO-Accademia Europea Dell’Opera, in Italy), Cherubino (Saskatoon Opera); Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte (European Academy of Music, in the Czech Republic); Tessa in The Gondoliers (Westben Theatre); Florence in Albert Herring; Principessa in Suor Angelica.
Alicia has been a guest soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, the Regina Symphony and Mercury Opera, Edmonton. Concert engagements include: Handel’s Messiah, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, St. John's Passion and Cantata, BWV 182, René Clausen’s A New Creation, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb as well as Vivaldi’s Gloria.
Alicia is a recipient of a two Saskatchewan Arts Board grants. Other awards include: a winner of the Vancouver Women's Musical Society Competition and a winner of the Metropolitan Opera Western District Auditions.
Mrs. Woynarski has toured schools across Saskatchewan with A Little Opera on the Prairie, performing Isis and the Seven Scorpions. She has also toured twice with Saskatoon Opera, performing Mozart’s Odyssey and The Magic Flute. Alicia has been featured in an Opera Documentary that airs often on OMNI 1 television with Mercury Opera.
I have taught people of all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced students. I enjoy aiding vocalists in preparation for upcoming performances, auditions, music ministry, RCM examinations, local music festivals and master classes. I have taught many different genres of vocal music including classical music, musical theatre, Christian rock, popular music, and standard jazz. I specialize in teaching classical, age appropriate art song, folk song, musical theatre and opera. As a classically trained singer, I teach technique which helps in the improvement of breath support, alignment for superior vocal production, tone quality, lyric diction, interpretation, and much more.
My goal as a teacher is to provide an encouraging atmosphere of learning and a solid vocal foundation of technique which will aid in producing beautiful singing and moving performances. I have also received acting coaching throughout my training as an opera singer. I like to encourage my students to engage in dramatic presentation as singing actors as well! My students have a lot of fun and get to explore a lot of fabulous music. You can listen to me at https://youtu.be/_Rm9VT1c1qA and read more about me at: www.aliciawoynarski.com
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- 2008 - Masters of Music - University of British Columbia
- 2006 - Bachelor of Music - University of Western Ontario