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Diana Segara is a New York City composer and singer. Her CDs include Song Affirmations ; The Gift of Song ; and Songs for Poems of the Spirit, Volumes I - IV, in which she sets to song the works of American, Irish, and Russian poets Emily Dickinson, Yeats, Joyce, Kennelly, Akhmatova, and many other great poets. Performances of her compositions have been well received at the James Joyce Centre and Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, Kerry Intl. Summer School, Listowel Writers Week, Intl. Women's Day, and Kerry's Samhlaiocht Chiarrai. Her Ireland performances at Kerry Intl. Summer School were dubbed "...compelling" by In Dublin magazine. Her song "In the Glen" was a winner in the Sean McCarthy Ballad Contest, Finuge, Ireland; and she was twice selected for the Composers' Platform, Samhlaiocht Chiarrai. At the same time, performances in America were in New York City for the Hunger Project and in Amherst Mass. near the Emily Dickinson Homestead. Press attention includes a feature article in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.
Curriculum VitaeDiana Segara, M. A.
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2004 – Present Founder/Director, The Singing Center, Albuquerque, N.M. Instruction and coaching in singing, performance, and recording technique, all styles; concert productions in studio performance space and other venues in Albuquerque
1994 – 2004 Founder/Director, The Singing Center, Ireland. Instruction in singing and speaking technique, performance/presentation; conducted choir; produced dozens of public concerts
1994 – 2004 Instructor, Community College VEC, Tralee, Ireland. Taught courses in self-development including assertiveness training, self-esteem for women, stress management, and singing
1986 - Certified by National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
1983 – 1993 Founder/Director, The Ipswich Voice Studio, Ipswich, Mass.
1980 – 1983 Counselor/Instructor, North Shore Community College, Beverly, MA, USA. Managed Counseling Centre, Downtown Campus; taught courses in communication, career development, separation and divorce, psychodrama; provided private counseling to students and adults in the community
1976 – 1979 Psychotherapist/Instructor, Emerson College, Boston, MA provided private counseling; taught courses in assertiveness, study skills, acting
1974 –1976 Counselor/Instructor, Coordinator of Tutoring Program, State University of New York at Delhi. Provided individual counseling; taught courses in value clarification, career development; produced video, Teaching Techniques for Tutors
1969 – 1974 Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College, Flushing, New York. Taught courses in communication theory
2005 – Present Soprano; solo performances with East Mountain Community Chorus, Handel’s Messiah; ensemble performances with Opera Southwest, La Boheme, Tosca; Albuquerque Festival Singers, Faure’s Requiem, Carnegie Hall
2008 - Present Soprano, member New Mexico Symphonic Chorus. Regularly at Pope Joy. NMSC performed with Philadelphia Symphony at Vail, CO.
2005 – Present Vocalist; jazz and misc. styles; venues in Albuquerque include Hispanic Cultural Center; Las Colinas, La Vida Llena, and Café Miche; yearly solo benefit concerts for Roadrunner Foodbank and Micro-lending Club of New Mexico, Diana, founder/coordinator
1993 – 2004 Singer/Composer; produced three CDs and four volumes of Songs for Poems of the Spirit performed at The James Joyce Centre, The Irish Writers’ Centre, Listowel Writers’ Week, Kerry Int’l Summer School of Living Irish Authors, and others
1984 – Present Soprano; solo recitals, weddings, choirs and ensembles
1984 – Present Lead vocalist in several jazz bands
1972 Master of Arts in Communication Theory and Media, Queens College, City University of New York
1969 Bachelor of Arts in Speech Education, Queens College, City University of New York
1976 – 1993 Private vocal training with Jo Estill (Estill Institute); Virginia Bowles, Bernard Barbeau, Todd Gordon, New England Conservatory; Robert Stoloff, Berklee College of Music
1982 Psychodrama at the Moreno Institute, Beacon, New York
Grants/ Press Attention/ Awards
1995, 1996 Samhlaiocht Chiarrai Composers’ Platform
1994 Sean McCarthy Ballad Contest
1986 Sunday Boston Globe Magazine, feature article
1984, 1985 Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant for Music video, Agawam, an original song viewed in 60 towns in Mass. See on YouTube.
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