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Maria Zouves

Maria Zouves is the executive director of V.O.I.C.Experience and founded the program in 2001. She teaches and produces outreach all around the world, having worked with IVAI in Montreal and Puerto Rico and IIVA in Chiari, Italy. Maria has produced and coached a critically acclaimed concert at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland. She has taught workshops at Southern Illinois University, Drake University and worked as interim opera director at Northwestern University. As an advocate of outreach, she founded NU’s highly successful outreach program. Maria produces all the outreach shows with VE and through her work with the organization she has helped numerous singers find their career paths. She also worked with young singers as a career liaison through her article, “A Conversation with…,” featured in Classical Singer Magazine. As a singer, Maria has been hailed by the Stuttgart Zeitung as a “beautiful, lyric voice” and “a not to be surpassed ‘piano’ in the high register.” Opera News described her voice as “creamy.” This Greek-American soprano shows great versatility in opera, concert stages, and cross-over, specializing in classical and popular Greek music. Ms. Zouves has sung leading roles with the Baltimore Opera, Memphis Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Orlando Opera, and the Florentine Opera. Zouves made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1997, singing in concerts four consecutive seasons, including the Rutter Requiem under the baton of John Rutter. She completed her debut solo recording of Greek songs entitled “With Flowers Crowned” on the VAI AUDIO label. Her extensive concert work includes performances with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Guild Series, the Austrian Consulate, and the Athenian Ball with Thannos Microutsikos (a gala telecast with the Bucharest Radio Orchestra), and in many concert halls throughout this country and abroad. Zouves was asked to sing in Athens in a command performance for the American and Greek ambassadors. Maria Zouves served as Vice President/Associate General Director of Opera Tampa, producing opera for four seasons, founding the Apprentice Program in conjunction with her summer V.O.I.C.Experience programs. Zouves’ trademark program The Prelude Series® helps audiences around the country understand and connect to opera through funny and interesting story telling of famous opera stories. Maria Zouves is the executive director of V.O.I.C.Experience and founded the program in 2001. She teaches and produces outreach all around the world, having worked with IVAI in Montreal and Puerto Rico and IIVA in Chiari, Italy. Maria has produced and coached a critically acclaimed concert at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland. She has taught workshops at Southern Illinois University, Drake University and worked as interim opera director at Northwestern University. As an advocate of outreach, she founded NU’s highly successful outreach program. Maria produces all the outreach shows with VE and through her work with the organization she has helped numerous singers find their career paths. She also worked with young singers as a career liaison through her article, “A Conversation with…,” featured in Classical Singer Magazine. As a singer, Maria has been hailed by the Stuttgart Zeitung as a “beautiful, lyric voice” and “a not to be surpassed ‘piano’ in the high register.” Opera News described her voice as “creamy.” This Greek-American soprano shows great versatility in opera, concert stages, and cross-over, specializing in classical and popular Greek music. Ms. Zouves has sung leading roles with the Baltimore Opera, Memphis Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Orlando Opera, and the Florentine Opera. Zouves made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1997, singing in concerts four consecutive seasons, including the Rutter Requiem under the baton of John Rutter. She completed her debut solo recording of Greek songs entitled “With Flowers Crowned” on the VAI AUDIO label. Her extensive concert work includes performances with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Guild Series, the Austrian Consulate, and the Athenian Ball with Thannos Microutsikos (a gala telecast with the Bucharest Radio Orchestra), and in many concert halls throughout this country and abroad. Zouves was asked to sing in Athens in a command performance for the American and Greek ambassadors. Maria Zouves served as Vice President/Associate General Director of Opera Tampa, producing opera for four seasons, founding the Apprentice Program in conjunction with her summer V.O.I.C.Experience programs. Zouves’ trademark program The Prelude Series® helps audiences around the country understand and connect to opera through funny and interesting story telling of famous opera stories.

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