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"To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings -- it's all a miracle." - Arthur Rubinstein

EKS Music School

Quincy . MA   ●  1.617.770.7677

Kirsty Chan, Faculty (Voice, Early Musicianship) - Currently on medical leave

Hong Kong-born soprano Kit-Ying Kirsty Chan got her Master degree in Voice Performance from the Boston University under the scholarship awarded from the Hong Kong Van Zuiden Music Fund and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. She earned Professional Diploma in Opera Studies, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honor) in Voice Performance and Diploma of Music in Voice at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Her voice teachers had been Joy McIntyre, Michael Rippon, Margreta Elkins and Kevin Miller. She had worked with conductors Christopher Bell, John Curro, Paulette Haupt, Gordon Kember, Yu Lung, Alain Paris, David Parry, Peter Robinson, Peter Seymour, Wing-Sie Yip and Takuo Yuasa.

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Jennifer Ann Pearl, Faculty (Voice)

With a passionate commitment to teaching healthy vocal technique and musicianship, Jennifer Ann Pearl has over a decade of diverse experience in teaching, conducting, and performing in the Boston-area.  As a voice teacher, she has maintained private students for over ten years and has worked as an early childhood music teacher at the Stoneham Boys and Girls Club and the Fresh Air Fund.  As a soloist, she has performed in local churches and recitals.  She performed in master classes in the United States with William Warfield and former Metropolitan Opera Coach, Sylvia Olden Lee.  In Italy, she trained and performed with Verdi soprano, Antonella Banaudi.  Jennifer is deeply committed to performing chamber music, African-American Spirituals and teaching the Italian bel canto vocal tradition to all her students.  She is the founder and conductor of the Schiller Boston Community Chorus which recently performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.  Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s in Vocal performance from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music in 2001 and currently studies with Kathryn Wright (Boston Conservatory at Berklee).