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Loretta Haskell

Loretta Haskell, an accomplished singer and voice teacher, is the owner and director of More Music Please, and offers private voice instruction for children, teenagers and adults.

In June of 1994, Ms. Haskell founded Music Together® of Charleston, Inc., which made her the first music educator in the Charleston area to offer music classes for infants and young children along with their parents as their primary model for music making. Ms. Haskell also operates a private studio for vocal studies and is a former adjunct professor of voice and music appreciation at Charleston Southern University.

Ms. Haskell presented a recital of 20th century American art song and musical theater works including songs by Ives, Copland, Rorem, Weill, Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Sondheim for the 2002 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. She was selected as an International Artist for the 1998 Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel and has appeared locally in recitals of Bellini, Rossini, Wolf and Rachmaninoff. Other local solo appearances include performances with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Chamber Music Society, the Charleston Southern University Second Sunday Series and during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Beyond her graduate school education Ms. Haskell has studied intensively in New York City with Trish McCaffrey, Diana Soviero and Irene Gubrud. Vocal Coaches include Benton Hess, Pierre Vallet, Joan Dornemann, Joe Thalken, Arlene Shrut and Brian Zeger. Diction coaches include Robert Cowart and Nico Castel.

Additionally, she has performed and recorded with the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Symphony Chorus under the batons of Sir George Solti, James Levine, Claudio Abaddo and other internationally recognized conductors in Chicago, Washington's Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall. While living in Chicago she performed with Light Opera Works, was selected as a Bel Canto Foundation Semi-Finalist and was the recipient of an award from the Margaret Hillis Fellowship Fund While living in New York she performed recitals at the Mussavi Arts Center and CAMI Hall. Ms. Haskell is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Charleston Music Teachers Association. She is a board member of the South Carolina chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is active in performing and adjudicating locally and regionally. She has a bachelor and master of music in voice performance from Furman University and Northwestern University.


Ave Maria (Bach-Gounoud)

Ave Marie (Schubert)

One Hand, One Heart


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