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Lois Hearn

Voice Teacher
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Biography

Lois Hearn is a passionate, enthusiastic voice teacher and accomplished singer. Joining the Wellesley Public Schools’ Music Extension Program in 2005, she first began teaching voice over three decades ago. Lois strives to impart an understanding of healthy vocal technique and basic music theory. She then works with students in helping them artfully convey the texts. Among her past students, there are many success stories: some have secured leading roles in musicals, solos in ensemble works, and been selected for District and All-State Choruses. Others have gone on to college where they are performing in select ensembles, securing new roles in musicals, and continuing their vocal studies at fine conservatories. One of her former students wrote, “With your help I have been cast in more musicals than I would have thought possible for me. Thank you so much for training my voice and making it what it is now.” As a performer, Lois has been a concert soloist with many groups including The Master Singers, and The Neponset Choral Society, as well as soloing in Cantata by Stravinsky for St. Andrew’s Performing Arts Series, and numerous classical and sacred works from the renaissance to contemporary with the St. Paul Choir and orchestra. Lois was guest soloist with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra for MBCC’s 46th Annual Commencement Exercises. Accomplished as a choral musician as well, Lois has been a member of some of the finest ensembles in Boston, including the Tanglewood Festival Chorus where she sang for ten years. She has recorded with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra under Maestros Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Haitink and John Williams. Among the professional musical theater roles she’s portrayed, favorites include: Ella in Bells Are Ringing and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Locally she appeared at The Turtle Lane Playhouse as Hope Langdon in Something’s Afoot. Lois is the Cantor/Soprano Section Leader at St. Paul Church in Wellesley, a position she’s held for more than two decades. She received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was the recipient of the Ethan Ayer Patron Scholarship Award and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Vocal Performance. Lois is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and an adjudicator for the MMEA District Festival Auditions.

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