Teaching Artist Statement
My teaching style is a very nurturing one, as I believe that only with trust and respect can the instrument (your body!) function at capacity. While we learn about proper posture, anatomy, placement and other technical issues, we will also explore different styles of music – all the while building age appropriate technical skills and having fun! Singing is a joyful activity, and I approach every lesson with one real requirement – that each student bring their best voice and leave to sing joyfully until we see each other next.
Mezzo soprano Beth MacLeod Largent has been teaching throughout New England since her return from Germany in 1999. Ms. MacLeod Largent holds a Bachelor of Vocal performance from the New England Conservatory, a Masters of Opera Performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a diploma from the Opera Center of the Juilliard School of Music. She specializes in students who wish to pursue music as their lives work in either Musical theatre performance, Classical performance, Music education or Music therapy and has students either attending or graduating from many top music schools including New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, the Berklee College of Music, the Hartt School of Music, Wagner College, George Washington University and Loyola University in New Orleans to name a few. She is very proud of her 100% placement record for her students wishing to attend college for music! Beth was the first Voice Department Chair of South Shore Conservatory and is now happy to be Director of Performance, something she is very passionate about.
Multifaceted mezzo-soprano Beth MacLeod is a successful and highly regarded singer, director, teacher and opera producer. She has sung with numerous opera companies both here and abroad including the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Glimmerglass Opera Company, Cape Cod Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera company.
A most remarkable engagement included her performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera over 970 times in Hamburg, Germany.
Her many roles include Carmen (Carmen), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte ), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) along with numerous Gilbert and Sullivan “maids of all work”. Equally at home on the concert stage, she has recently performed with the Masterworks chorale (Durafle’s Requiem) and the Plymouth Philharmonic (Mozart’s Requiem) as well as numerous concerts with Opera by the Bay and Cape Cod Opera.
Ms. MacLeod is currently Director of Performance at South Shore Conservatory. She is also Artistic Director of Opera by the Bay where she was seen singing the title role in their riveting production of Carmen . Summer 2008 she produced, directed and sang the role of Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss’ masterpiece, Die Fledermaus. She is an active performer and choral conductor in the Boston area. Ms. MacLeod Largent holds a Bachelor of Vocal performance from the New England Conservatory, a Masters of Opera Performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a diploma from the Opera Center of the Juilliard School of Music.