Founders

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Randi Marrazzo enjoys a rich musical life as a performer and voice teacher, of performance and concentration majors at Temple University and a wide range of students privately. With a curious interest in women composers beginning in the 80s, she began working with Sylvia Glickman, founder of Hildegard Publishing Company, and Martha Furman Schleifer, both editors of Women Composers: Music Through the Ages. With Sylvia's blessing, Randi gathered for her own teaching a collection of early Italian songs by women for her students. In addition, Randi compiled songs for publication at Hildegard and also edited a series of art song books for the young singer entitled, The First Solos: Songs by Women Composers, in high, medium and low editions. With renewed passion in advocating for women composers of song, she and Nicole have built this website in hopes of stimulating regular performing of women's compositions.

Randi holds degrees in Music Education from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Music from Catholic University. She spent two years studying opera at The Curtis Institute of Music becoming a professional singer who sang leading roles with the New York City Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Mississippi Opera, OperaDelaware, Sarasota Opera and Pennsylvania Opera Theater.  As a recitalist, engaging, versatile programs at universities, concert series and libraries were a favorite venue. As a co-founder of Lyric Fest, she was passionate in bringing over 40 theme-based voice recitals with a variety of performers to a diverse audience. And always while singing, teaching, researching and program building, women’s songs and stories have been an integral aspect of her work.


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Nicole Leone has sung throughout New York City and Philadelphia as a soloist in opera, concert and recital. She is an ardent supporter of women composers and contemporary classical music and is passionate about promoting the stories and voices of rarely studied and under-appreciated female composers.

Nicole began studying piano and violin as a child and transitioned to voice once she finished her undergraduate degree. After college, she worked on Wall Street for six years before attending music school, where she performed several recitals, all prominently featuring women composers and strong female characters. 

Nicole and Randi Marrazzo have worked for more than a year to create A Modern Reveal as a means through which to share the music of talented and tenacious female composers in an accessible and engaging way. Bridging her love of performance and research, Nicole hopes the content on this website and upcoming lectures and recitals will provide a valuable resource for voice students, teachers, music lovers, and supporters of equality. 

Nicole holds a M.M. in Voice Performance from Temple University and a B.A. in Economics from New York University. She currently resides in New York City where she freelances as a musician and consultant.


Contributors

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Emma Storm is currently the Digital Marketing Manager at OPERA America, where she executes a wide variety of campaigns to bring funding and awareness to the most pressing issues in the opera industry. Prior to joining the OPERA America staff, she served as Marketing Associate at Opera Philadelphia and has additional experience in production and event planning. Her work has been featured by Capacity Interactive, Digital Marketing Consulting for the Arts.

Emma holds a B.M. in Voice Performance from Temple University, where she also studied business. She looks forward to a career in arts management and hopes to become a leader in the field, prioritizing new work and gender equality.