Learn more about our faculty member Corinne Minor.
Corinne was born and raised in Monroe, Ohio where she started her musical journey. From church to school plays to community theatre, she made her way through choirs, plays and musicals. She went on to study Vocal Performance and Psychology at Western Carolina University. While in North Carolina, She was a part of the Asheville Lyric Opera staging of La Traviata, received a student vocal scholarship from Asheville Arts Society and was a worship leader and music intern for Cullowhee United Methodist Church and WCU Wesley Foundation. After graduating from WCU, Corinne went on to graduate school at NYU studying Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. NYU gave Corinne the insight into vocal techniques, the science of the working voice, and how to apply this to students.
Corinne has been teaching privately off and on since 2011, ranging in ages and styles of music. She has a very forward, no holds back approach to her teaching. She loves to push her students forward and teach them to be Smart, Healthy Singers through Musical theatre, Classical and Pop. She wants to show her students the power of performance and song. She is always her students’ biggest cheerleader!
What Drew Me to Teach at East End Arts:
I was looking for a space that truly cared about the music education of students and gave students unbelievable opportunities to perform and be involved in their community. Up Popped EEA and I have loved it ever since
Vocal Pedagogy and Performance, Acting and Stage Education
Kiri Te Kanawa and Audrey McDonald, and my Mother #1
I have my Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and Minor in Psychology from Western Carolina University as well as a Master’s of Vocal Performance and Advance Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU
My Awards, Exhibitions & Honors:
I have received several scholarships from Asheville Lyric Opera while I was in college in NC. I also received a Vocal Health First Aide certificate from Vocal Education LLC based in London, England.
Why I Love Teaching:
I love giving my students a space to be 100% authentically themselves and learn how to express their emotions and thoughts through creative means. It inspires me to see my students learn so much about themselves through music and performance. The moment that light bulb goes off when a student finds something new about their voice always and forever gives me goosebumps.
My Other Interests:
I love to perform and educate. I am also into embroidery, hiking, traveling, being an amazing Aunt to three bundles of crazy joy, Playing board and card games, being obsessed with Corgis and just loving on 2 cats and my own corgi 🙂