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Ereni Sevasti is a singer, actor, musician, and singing teacher whose performance highlights include The Visitor with Mandy Patinkin (Public Theater); The Bacchae (Shakespeare in the Park); and Lili in Carnival! (Kennedy Center). She performed as Joan Baez in Search: Paul Clayton at Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, and in a staged reading of Zorba the Greek with Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera. For over six years, she regularly performed in Jacques Brel Returns at The Triad Theater, now Stage 72, in NYC. Ereni still sings regularly with Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Below and sold out tribute shows with the Losers Lounge at Joe’s Pub, My Father’s Place and White Eagle Hall. In her solo show, Ereni Sevasti Sings Joni Mitchell: Stepping Out of Blue, she celebrated the life and times of the great singer-songwriter while accompanying herself on guitar, dulcimer, and piano which she performed in NY and NJ. In the summer of 2019, Ereni was on full scholarship to study Greek music and singing at Nakas Conservatory in Athens, Greece. She is working on two new shows to be performed in 2021: a rock and roll legend and a famous Greek popular singer.
Ereni holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a Master in Music in vocal performance from Montclair State University. She has provided pedagogical demonstrations for Richard Lissemore’s presentations for NATS, the Voice Foundation, the Singing Voice Science Workshop and his PhD dissertation in Speech and Language Hearing. A student of Kelley Hijleh and Richard Lissemore, Ereni serves as Associate Director of Operations for The Singing Voice Science Workshop. Ereni joined the Montclair State University music theater voice teaching faculty in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
As an instructor of singing, my pedagogical philosophy focuses on developing a flexible vocal technique encompassing a wide variety of styles along with the students’ musical and dramatic imagination to create a performative event. This allows them to be fully present, expressing themselves with a functioning and supportive instrument capable of emotional depth. Through this process, students engage their critical thinking skills, issues of motivation and focus, and emerge as artists capable to enter the world with a stronger understanding of their entire flexible speech and singing range, and their unique place in this world.
Ereni Sevasti specializes in musical theater performance and vocal production encompassing the many styles necessary in today's music theater.
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