B.M. University of Illinois
M.M. and Performer’s Certificate, Eastman School of Music
Teresa Winner Blume, soprano, joined the Applied Voice Faculty in the fall of 2013. She earned a Master of Music and Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from University of Illinois, and is originally from Raleigh, NC.
Maintaining an active performing career locally, her experience covers a wide range of opera, operetta, musical theatre, theatre, film/industrial, concert, recital, and new musical works. Most recently, Teresa has become a frequent performer in Boston’s thriving professional musical theatre scene, including The Lyric Stage of Boston (Mikado, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) and Moonbox Productions (Floyd Collins, Lucky Stiff, Company). Favorite roles include Nellie in Floyd Collins, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Miranda in The Tempest (Hoiby), and Maria in West Side Story.
As a teacher, Teresa has maintained a thriving private studio for many years and is a member of NATS. Teresa teaches with enthusiasm, positive encouragement, and focuses on bel canto concepts of breath support, legato line, artistry, expressivity through text, and freedom from muscular tensions. She also has a very good knowledge of Italian, German and French, and has additional training in piano, acting, and dance. Teresa lives with her husband and two young daughters in Needham, MA.