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Monica Acosta

singing teacher

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About me

Born in Colombia to a musical family, I started singing and playing the flute as a child. I chose music as a profession and studied classical singing (opera) and flute at University in my native Bogota. After graduating as a music teacher specializing in early years music education and singing, I decided to move to London.

 

Once in London I joined the European Chamber Opera performing in several productions across the UK. I was selected to attend a one-year performance-training programme at the English National Opera, during which I discovered a passion for contemporary vocal music. In pursuit of this passion I gained a Master Degree in Contemporary Art and Music at the University of Roehampton. The study of several music styles motivated me to expand my performance and teaching projects to include contemporary and popular music including songs of Hispanic origin, Latin American repertoire and Sephardic songs. I am an experienced performer having sung in several venues and festivals including the Barbican, The Spitz, Cargo, Glastonbury, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Hub at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, London Coliseum ENO and Limmud Newcastle. I have extensive experience as a singing and music teacher in primary and secondary schools, universities and as a private tutor. I have conducted vocal ensembles and choirs and most recently taught Sephardic Songs for the Jewish Music Institute in London.

 

Alongside my performing and teaching career, I worked for several years as a contemporary music editor for Peters Edition, a classical music publishing company based in London. www.edition-peters.com

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