Lauren Barchi has been a teacher and performer in the New York City/New Jersey area for over five years now. She recently participated at a young artist program in Prague, Czech Republic, where she performed in Don Giovanni at the Estates Theater. She was also seen as La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Among the artist program in Prague, Ms. Barchi has also attended young artist programs including: Operaworks, Florence Vocal Seminar, and the International Music Academy of Nice.


Ms. Barchi received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College. While at Ithaca College, she performed as a Nymph in L’Orfeo and First Lady in The Magic Flute. After completing her education at Ithaca College, she received her initial certification to teach K-12 music in New York and started to pursue a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy at New York University (NYU). Lauren had numerous performance opportunities at NYU which included: the soprano soloist in Stravinsky’s Les Noces, a soloist in a Kurt Weill review, ensemble in Cendrillon and Monica in The Medium. Ms. Barchi was also an adjunct professor at NYU and taught voice lessons to undergraduate students.


Favorite roles include: Susannah (Susannah), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Norina (Don Pasquale) and Lady Billows (Albert Herring). She was also a soloist with the Ridgewood Concert Band. Lauren is excited to start an Artist Diploma in Opera at Rutgers University in fall semester 2016.


Lauren Barchi started teaching at a very young age from teaching her friends art songs for competitions to assistant directing her school’s musical. When applying to college, she knew music education would be the perfect major. She entered into a highly competitive music education and vocal performance degree at Ithaca College with a scholarship. While there, Lauren taught kindergarten as well as 5th grade guitar. Consecutively, she assigned her senior students to begin teaching at a high school where she taught chorus, jazz chorus, and small lesson groups.


Ms. Barchi graduated Magna Cum Laude a semester early and moved to the New Jersey/New York City area. She received her initial K-12 music education certification soon after while still actively performing and teaching privately. Lauren then became a violin, piano, and voice instructor at the Hoboken School of Music. She taught private lessons for students ages 5 to 13 years-old.


In 2014, she decided to go back to school and began her master’s in vocal performance and advanced certificate in vocal pedagogy at NYU. She also took classes in the science of singing, voice disorders, and vocal repertoire. Ms. Lauren was subsequently hired as an adjunct vocal professor at NYU.


She taught voice lessons to undergraduate students of differing majors and graduated in 2016; she is currently attending Rutgers University for a post-graduate degree in Opera.


Ms. Barchi is comfortable with teaching all genres of music. She is an opera singer, but has extensive experience teaching musical theater, pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. She has helped many of her students prepare for auditions for competitions, performances and school.