Holly Chaplin, BFA

About Holly

Holly Chaplin is a young Canadian coloratura. Holly started her musical training at 6 years old when she was enrolled in the High Park Choirs of Toronto, and piano lessons shortly after. Holly has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree spec. Hons. Music from York University in classical voice performance. Holly was a recipient of the fine arts scholarship from the New Market voice festival, the Orpheus Scholarship for best adjudicated performance, and the Saarburg International Music Festival and School Emerging Artist Scholarship. Holly has performed the roles of Olympia from Les contes d'Hoffmann, and the Queen of the Night from die Zauberflöte at York University. Holly had her orchestral debut April 2013 with the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Andrzej Rozbicki. Holly performed to gracious audiences in Germany, Poland with the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra conductor, maestro Dr. Andzej Rozbicki in July 2014. In August 2014, Holly performed the roles of Elizabeth in Lehar`s Shon ist die Welt, Nelly from Eysler`s The Love Cure, Giovanna from Vaccai`s Giovanna d'arco and Bertha from Adam`s La Poupee du Nuremburg in Saarburg Germany`s rare music festival Saarburger Serenaden under the direction of Maestro Semyon Rozin, and stage director Oliver Kloeter.

Phylosophy Of Teaching

Learning to sing involves many components, one of the most important is confidence. Building self-confidence, in my experience, helps to create consistent musical and vocal development.

"My goal as a music teacher is to keep students in love with music, as well as to provide strong theoretical and technical skills for students to reach their full potential of expression. I like to create a comfortable environment in which the student feels at ease and comfortable experimenting with their own unique sound. I take care to tailor my lessons to the individual student. A sense of fun and good rapport is essential to me. Learning to sing involves many components, one of the most important is confidence. Building self-confidence, in my experience, helps to create consistent musical and vocal development. This hinges on the student. Also mindful attention to the technical and physical process of singing and the avoidance of listening to and judging their sound.

I feel it is my responsibility as an educator to ensure my students have healthy voices no matter what repertoire they wish to sing. Good technique is good technique. I have been fortunate in the course of my professional career as a singer, teacher, and student, to be able to share my learning experiences with people, and to accumulate the tools necessary to bring this knowledge to life."

—Holly Chaplin

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