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Heidi Clark

Heidi Clark

Applied Instructor of Voice

Heidi Clark is a skilled teacher who blends extensive knowledge of voice with wide-ranging performance experience, theater training, the Alexander Technique, and Body Mapping. Since 2011, she has helped numerous Gordon students develop a clear understanding of how to sing with a healthy, dependable technique, enabling them to sing with greater ease, beauty of tone, and expressiveness. Her Gordon students have graduated to become accomplished performers ... more ➔

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Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman

Assistant Professor of Music
Conductor of Men’s Choir & College Choir

Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. At Gordon, he directs the College Choir and Men's Choir, teaches a number of vocal and music education courses, and coordinates the vocal area. As a Boston University Prison Arts Scholar and faculty member of BU's Metropolitan College/Prison Education Program, he co-initiated a music program at a large, medium-high ... more ➔

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Ya Lin Huang

Ya Lin Huang

Collaborative Pianist; Vocal Coach

Collaborative Pianist, Ya Lin Huang, has performed as a soprano, chamber musician, art song recitalist, and choir pianist in Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. As a passionate and caring collaborator, she is noted for her colorful tones, expressive playing, and her sensitivity to various forms of art.

Ya Lin grew up in Taiwan learning to play both clarinet and piano from a young age ... more ➔

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Jessica Modaff

Jessica Modaff

Assistant Teaching Professor in Music
Collaborative Pianist; Vocal and Instrumental Coach

Jessica Modaff, Assistant Teaching Professor in Music, is a collaborative pianist, music theorist, and vocal/instrumental coach. Dr. Modaff has held coach and professional collaborative pianist positions for numerous choirs and individual performers throughout the United States, as well as England, France, Russia, Slovenia and Austria. She has accompanied at contests and events for ACDA, NATS, IMEA, IHSA, MMEA and Stars at Symphony ... more ➔

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Katherine Whyte

Katherine Whyte

Applied Instructor of Voice

Katherine Whyte has performed on opera and concert stages across her native Canada, the United States and Europe. Opera Today has hailed her for her “keen artistic sensibility” while the San Francisco Classical Voice has praised her “her glamorous, vibrato-rich voice”. Last season included her debut with the Dallas Opera as Pousette in Manon, a return to the Metropolitan Opera Company for their production of Rigoletto, ... more ➔

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holly zagaria

Holly Zagaria

Applied Instructor of Voice

Holly Zagaria serves as a singer (Mezzo-Soprano), pianist, organist, music director, adjudicator, clinician, educator, and vocal pedagogue, and performs regularly in all capacities.  She teaches Voice, Fundamentals of Theory, Ear Training, and Opera Ensemble at Salem State University, and has taught Introduction to Music in previous semesters.  Dr. Zagaria joined the Voice Faculty at Gordon College in September, 2019 and has ... more ➔

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