Dr. Evangelia Leontis has extensive experience teaching classical voice to singers of all levels, ages, and musical backgrounds. Her instruction is rooted in a thorough knowledge and understanding of vocal pedagogy and voice science that is complimented by a background in yoga and the Alexander Technique. She is also a lover of languages and has a passion for teaching and coaching lyric diction.
As a soprano, Dr. Leontis has experience on the opera, concert, and recital stages. Opera roles include Frasquita in Carmen, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Lucy in The Telephone, and Le Feu in L'Enfant et les Sortileges. On the concert stage Ms. Leontis has been the soprano soloist in works by Britten, Haydn, Fauré, Rossini, Bach, Grieg, Bizet, Charpentier, and Handel with ensembles such as the Newburyport Choral Society, Newton Choral Society, Clear Lakes Chorale, Fine Arts Chorale, Polymnia Choral Society, Greensboro Opera, Greensboro Oratorio Society, and the UNCG Sinfonia. Additionally, Dr. Leontis is an avid recitalist and has sung recitals in Rochester, NY, Greensboro, NC, and Boston as well as in her hometown of Bowling Green, OH. She won the Bel Canto Award in the 2015 Orpheus Competition, was a finalist in the 2015 Kentucky Bach Choir Competition, a semi-finalist for the American Prize in 2015, and was a winner of the 2010 Greek University Women’s Club Music Competition.
Dr. Leontis received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She completed the Masters of Music degree in vocal performance from Boston University and the Bachelors of Music degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Leontis currently serves on the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School teaching voice and diction, and maintains an active private studio in the Boston area. She spent five summers serving on the voice faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute's Young Artist Vocal Program teaching voice, diction, and yoga for singers, as well as directing opera scenes. Previously, she served on the voice faculty of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and taught courses in Applied Voice, Class Voice, Italian Diction, and English Diction during her time as a Doctoral Teaching Assistant at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a full member of the Boston chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the College Music Society, and is certified as a YogaWorks 200 hour Yoga Teacher.