Malya Rachel Muth Resume
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Malya Singer Muth is a familiar figure on Pacific Northwest musical stages. Noted for the warmth and flexibility of her voice, she has been called "first-rate " and "strikingly dramatic" by Gavin Borchert of the Seattle Weekly, “A polished singer” by P-I critic Joe Adcock and “very talented” by the Seattle Gay News. Over the years she has appeared with regional opera and musical theater companies such as the Seattle Comic Opera, Kitsap Peninsula Opera, Renton Civic Theater, and the Water Street Dinner Theater in Port Townsend. In addition, Malya is active singing in concerts, dinner theater, church and other special musical events around the Puget Sound. Lately, she has appeared several times as the storyteller/singer with the Willowbranch Puppet Theater and has just recorded a CD of Christian Science songs which she released Spring, 2009.
A graduate of the University of Washington School of Music, Malya spent the next 16 years studying with master teacher Lois Hartzell, a celebrated international opera singer and coach - who studied the teachings of the great singer and voice pedagogue, Manuel Garcia -and also performed with I Virtuosi Del Canto, a group dedicated to celebrating, performing and educating the singing community in the art of solo singing. Awards for Ms. Muth include a Metropolitan Opera Incentive Award, a first place award with the Eastside Arts Festival, and another from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) regional competition. In recent years, she has focused on presenting interesting and unusual concert programs, and creating and directing musical fundraisers. One interesting program was a production she conceived of, produced and directed called From the Shtetl and Beyond: A Celebration of Jewish Stories, Music, and Humor in which she also performed Lori Laitman's song cycle, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly". In 2006, she presented “How Clear She Shines!” by Linda Lister, a semi-opera based on the lives of the Bronte Sisters, as a fundraiser for Ladies Musical Club. In addition to her performing activities, Ms. Muth is a voice coach, dedicated to furthering the careers of singers who have made a committment to pursuing a professional track.
B.A.Vocal Performance, University of WA.
A.A. Musical Theater, San Francisco State University
20 years private vocal study
5 years pedagogical studies with Lois Hartzell
Metropolitan Opera Incentive Award
Eastside Arts Festival, Bellevue, WA - 1st Place
NATS Voice Competition - First Place, "Adult Division"
Scholarship winner - U of WA Medical Center Otolaringoligists
Arias and duets as Pamina from the opera The Magic Flute, at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
Scenes from Act II of Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly, with Sharon A. Lancaster, mezzo-soprano at Harborview Medical Center and The Downtown Seattle Library
Scenes from Hans Krasa's opera Brundibar & Lori Laitman's "I never saw another Butterfly" with Music of Remembrance
Songs by Faure, Hahn, Duparc and Debussy, Seattle Asian Art Museum
Chansons Madecasses, by Maurice Ravel. Seattle Asian Art Museum and University House
Songs by Mozart and Strauss, Seattle Asian Art Museum,
A Night in Italy, fundraiser for the Benefit of Kitsap Opera, Bremerton,
Lori Laitman's, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" and Luigi Dallapicolla's "Quattro Liriche de Antonio Machado": University House, James Paul's house (President, Academy of Music Northwest), First United Methodist Church, Bellevue,
Italian Songs by Opera Composers: Frye Art Museum, First United Methodist
Songs by Dmitri Bortnianski, Frye Art Museum
Italian Composers, 16th C. to the 19th C., with Linda Allen, piano, James Paul's (AMN) house
Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater selections, Harborview Medical Center
An Intimate Evening with Schubert and Friends, with Kris Iverson, piano
Schubertiad '97, 5 concert series of music by Franz Schubert, Kris Iverson director
An Autumn Afternoon Solo Recital, with Robert Jorgenson, piano, Asian Art Museum
Italian Songs and Arias, Art in Venice special event, Seattle Art Museum
Yiddish Cultural Concert with Frank Kreznowski, MOHAI
Turtle Bluff Coffee Concert
13 Concerts with I Virtuosi Del Canto (Lois Hartzell, director)
Sparrow...Brundibar.... opera scenes with Music of Remembrance....Frye Art Museum
Emily Bronte.....How Clear She Shines!.....Ladies Musical Club Fundraiser
Mimi.....La BohÃ¨me.....Kitsap Opera, Bremerton
Constanza.....Abduction from the Seraglio.....Seattle Comic Opera
Queen of ShÃªmaka.....Le Coq d'or.....Water St. Theatre, Port Townsend
Despina.....CosÃ fan tutte.....University of Washington
High Voice.....Lilly and the Green Snake.....Willowbranch Puppet Theater
Cat.....Blue Mountain.....Willowbranch Puppet Theater
Puppet and Musical Theater:
Carrie.....Carousel.....Renton Civic Theatre
Storyteller and singer, Willowbranch Puppet Theater
Bielke.....Fiddler on the Roof..
Updated: January 7, 2011
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