Studio Faculty - Voice
Soprano Robyn Frey-Monell’s versatile vocal style has enabled her to perform successfully in several classical mediums throughout Southern California. She has been a featured soloist on the concert and oratorio stage, as well as performed a vast amount of symphonic choral and opera chorus repertoire. Dr. Frey-Monell has performed under the batons of such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, John Mauceri, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Simon Rattle, Mstilav Rostropovich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Hugh Wolf. She has participated in recordings with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has performed in Festivals throughout the United States and Italy, including the Spoleto Festival and Festival dei due mondi.
Dr. Frey-Monell has been a featured soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival, the Long Beach Chorale, the Long Beach Mozart Festival, the Irvine Camerata, and the Orlando Chorale, and performs locally with Opera Pacific, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and California Heights United Methodist Church. She is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the College Music Society, and serves on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
As an adjudicator, Dr. Frey-Monell has judged the regional hearings for Classical Singer Magazine's National College Competition and the Utah State Fair Vocal Competition. Locally, she has been an active adjudicator for the Long Beach Mozart Festival, Manhattan Beach School District, Music Teachers Association of California, NATS-Los Angeles Chapter, and Southern California Vocal Association.
A native of New York State, Dr. Frey-Monell holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Education with a Vocal emphasis from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine. She has served on the faculties of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles City College, Long Beach City College, Orange Coast College, and Columbia University Teachers College. In addition to running a successful private vocal studio in Long Beach, CA, Dr. Frey-Monell currently serves on the voice faculties of Fullerton College and Concordia University, Irvine. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Columbia University’s Teachers College.