Coaching

 Olga Perez Flora is a highly sought after voice teacher, with over 15 years experience. While establishing herself as one of America's leading mezzo-sopranos, Dr. Perez Flora is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice and head of voice faculty at Muskingum University. Throughout the summer, she is on faculty as the Opera Scenes Director at both Up North Vocal Institute (UNVI) in Boyne City, MI and Idyllwild Arts Festival in Idyllwild, CA, holding both posts for many years. Olga has had several students with professional success in both the classical and music theater arenas, helping students to find an efficient and long lasting technique in whatever genre they perform. In addition to instilling good technique, special interests in her studio include dramatic coaching and text interpretation, fitness and health management, and Spanish language art song, especially Cuban song. Her education includes a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) from The Ohio State University (2013), a Master of Music (MM) in Opera Theater from Arizona State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Vocal Performance and a post-Bachelor certificate in Music Education from Northern Arizona University. She has worked with many wonderful teachers including: Robin Rice, Barbara Honn, Anne Kopta, Don Brinegar, and Paul Kiesgen.

 

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Music and Voice Area Coordinator,
Muskingam University, 2012 - present
- Private Voice Studio
- Women's Choir Director
- Elementary Methods Instructor

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, 2012 - 2013
- Class Voice
- Private Voice Teaching
- Freshman Studio Training

Adjunct Voice Faculty, Point Park University, 2009 - 2012
- 20-28 private students
- Master Classes

Elementary Music Teacher, Whispering Wind Elementary, 2000 - 2003
- General Music Teacher 1-6 grades
- Choral/Musical Theater Director

 

Summer Program Teaching Experience

Opera Scenes Director and Exercise & Fitness Instructor,
Up North Vocal Institute, Summer Young Artist Program, 2011 - present


Voice Faculty/Opera Director, Idyllwild Arts Festival Choir, 2005 - present
- Master Classes
- Opera Scenes Director

Director/Movement Faculty, Taos Opera Institute, 2009
- Opera scenes director
-Exercise & Fitness Instructor

Adjunct Voice Faculty, California State University LA, 2006 - 2007
- Summer Choral Master’s Program
- Private lessons
- Master Classes

Musical Director/Voice Faculty, NAU Music Camp, 1997-1999
- Voice instruction
- Musical Theater Director

 

Supplemental Experience

Opera Education, Pittsburgh Opera Outreach Educational Program, 2009 - 2012

Private Studio Voice Instructor, Phoenix, AZ and Columbus, OH, 2000 - present
- 25-30 students
- 2-3 recitals per year
- bi-monthly masterclasses

Voice Faculty NAU Preparatory, Flagstaff, AZ, 1999 - 2000
-Voice Instructor

 

Lectures

Dramatic Coaching Preparation, UNVI Boyne City, MI, 2012
Nutrition & Fitness for Singers, UNVI Boyne City, MI, 2011-2012
The Business of Singing, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA, 2011-2012
Performance Practice, Muskingum University, New Concord, OH, 2012

 

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts, Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University, 2013
Master of Music, Opera Theater, Arizona State University, 2008
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance & Music Education, Northern Arizona University, 1998

 

Young Artist Programs

Young Artist, Marion Roose Pullin AZ Opera Studio, Phoenix, AZ, 2007-2008
Resident Artist, Amarillo Opera, Amarillo, TX, 2007
Festival Artist, Opera New Jersey, Princeton, NJ, 2006
Artist, Opera Festival di Roma, Rome, Italy, 2005