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.
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 her voice teacher, 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.
Emma Storm is a current senior at Temple University, studying towards a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in Business Studies. She has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the Temple University Concert Choir and Temple University Opera Theater. In addition to performing, she has served as a Marketing Intern with Opera Philadelphia, Assistant Director for the Delaware Valley Opera Company, Events Coordinator for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and the League for Entrepreneurial Women, and Production Assistant at the Temple Performing Arts Center. Academically, she enjoys tutoring private students in music theory and is currently conducting research on how universities can better provide undergraduate music students with appropriate professional development opportunities.