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Ms. Hensrud maintains a private voice studio on Long Island and serves as Adjunct Professor of Voice at Hofstra University since 2005 instructing both undergraduate and graduate students in Classical Voice Training, Musical Theater and Cross-Over Styles emphasizing all aspects of technical development and tonal production through the study of traditional methods and repertoire. Beginning Fall of 2017, Ms. Hensrud joins the Voice Faculty at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN as Visiting Associate Professor. 

 Ms. Hensrud’s students are consistently awarded leading roles with prestigious Young Artist Programs throughout the country and top prizes in vocal competitions to include the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Classical Singer Competition, National Association of Teacher’s of Singing Competitions, Long Island Masterworks Competition, Five Towns Music and Arts Competition, and others. Additionally, her students have been awarded leading roles and opportunities with prestigious Young Artist Programs including: Chatauqua Young Artists, Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, Delaware Valley Opera Young Artist Studio, New York Opera Studio, Spoleto Arts Festival, Spoleto, Italy, Centro Studio Lyrica, Urbania, Italy, Di Capo Opera Theater, Opera of the Hamptons, Regina Opera Company and others. Ms. Hensrud's students have gone on to Undergraduate and Graduate study at the Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Carnegie Mellon University, Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Hart School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Guild Hall (London, England), Rutgers University Opera Institute, Binghamton University, and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Ms. Hensrud is in demand as a Master Class Teacher, Adjudicator and has served on the Faculty of several prestigious Summer Vocal Intensive Programs. Her expertise as an instrumentalist gives her special insight in the performing and coaching of vocal chamber music.

EMPLOYMENT

Visiting Associate Professor of Voice, August 2017 - present
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057

Adjunct Professor of Voice, January 2005-present
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Director of Vocal Studies
Oyster Bay Summer Music Festival 2015-present Guest Artist Faculty

Oyster Bay Summer Music Festival 2013-15

S'onge D'été en Musique Summer Music Festival, Eastern Quebec, 2015

Westchester Summer Vocal Institute 2013-present
Master Class on German Lied and opera repertoire
Bronxville, NY

Bill Neill and Lauren Flanigan Summer Boot Camp 2012
Master Clinician
NYC

Guest Artist
Vocal Instructor 2009
CW Post Summer Music Festival, Long Island University

Professor of Voice
Director - Opera Workshop, Vocal Workshop Instructor
Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY
1999-2002

Adjudicator

  • National and Regional Classical Singer Competition
  • Music Teacher’s National Association National Voice Competition
  • National Association of Teacher’s of Singing
  • Metropolitan Opera National Council District Competition
  • Five Towns Music and Arts Council Competition

Other Master Classes/Guest Clinician

  • ArtsBridge Summer ArtSong http://http://artsbridge.com/summer/artsong/
  • Classical Singer National Convention
  • Greater Grand Forks Symphony
  • Metropolitan Opera District Winners
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Maryland
  • Bismarck State University
  • Bemidji State University
  • Herricks High School

EDUCATION

  • Vienna Opera Studio, Vienna State Opera, 1986-88
  • Fulbright Scholar, Stuttgart Hochschule fur Musik Opera School, Artist Diploma, 1984-86
  • Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany, Fremdsprache Diplom in German, 1983
  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance, University of North Dakota, 1984
  • Master of Arts with a concentration in German, University of North Dakota, 1984  
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, University of North Dakota, 1981
  • Salzburg Mozarteum, Summer Akademie, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Franz Liszt Summer Musik Akademie, Weimar (East) Germany 1982, 1983
  • L’ecole Hindemith, Vevey, Switzerland 1983

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • NATS  National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • CMS   College Music Society
  • AGMA   American Guild of Musical Artists
  • NOA National Opera Association
  • CMA Chamber Music America,
  • AEA Actors Equity Association

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent German
  • Proficient Italian and French
  • Conversant Norwegian
  • IPA proficient in all languages including Czech and Russian
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