Piano Instructor

Mary-Victoria Voutsas is a “powerful” and “enthralling pianist” (Washington City Paper). She has toured extensively as a pianist and classical musician; she has performed solo at many notable venues, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage & Terrace Theatre, the Lisner Auditorium, and many embassies. Ms. Voutsas is also the visiting Artist in Residency for Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts and has done accompaniment/ensemble work for the National Symphony Orchestra and artists such as Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alison Krauss, and collaboratively performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk series. Ms. Voutsas also has experience in harpsichord performance, choral conducting, and performance and recordings of prepared piano. 

Kathleen Allen

Voice Instructor

Soprano Kathleen Allen has been singing and teaching professionally throughout the United States for 35 years, in opera, operetta, recital and musical theater, and in concert, chamber, and choral music.  She specializes in new music, musical theatre and French mélodie.  Educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Wisconsin. Dr. Allen has held professorships at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, Auburn University in Alabama, and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Dr. Allen sang with the Central State University Chorus on its tour of Spain, Germany, France and the Czech Republic, performing solos from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on the Prague Summer Proms. She has also performed such diverse works as Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Le Marteau sans Maître by Pierre Boulez, and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with conductor Olev Viro. Dr. Allen maintains a private studio specializing in preparing musical theatre actors and opera singers for professional careers.