Janice Giampa began her opera stage direction studies at the Yale School of Music and continued her opera training with Boris Goldovsky at the distinguished Boris Goldovsky Opera Institute. She studied directing and acting with Wesley Balk at the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute. She has directed at Cedardell, the Crittenden Opera Studio, and the Longy Opera program. Ms. Giampa presently serves as the Opera Workshop director and is on the voice faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She has taught Auditions techniques in the NEC graduate opera department and stage directed their Opera Outreach program. She has also taught Dramatic Coaching of Songs/Arias and Opera Workshop in the NEC School of Continuing Education for many years. She has been a guest clinician for numerous workshops on such topics as: Acting For Singers, Optimal Speaking Voice in Opera and Operetta, Auditions Techniques, and Proscenium Stage Techniques. Janice is dedicated to the full and well-rounded training of the young opera singer/actor.
Also an accomplished soprano, Janice Giampa has sung regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, where she performed and recorded as a soloist under the direction of Grant Llewellyn, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Roger Norrington, Robert Spano, Harry Bicket, and John Finney. As a member of Boston Baroque she recorded numerous works including Messiah, Monteverdi Vespers, and Bach B Minor Mass. She has toured with the Mark Morris Dance Company in productions of Dido and Aeneas and Gluck’s Orfeo. She has performed with the Aston Magna Festival of Early Music and with the Hartford Symphony.
In addition, Ms. Giampa is a state licensed and ASHA certified speech language pathologist with a specialization in singing voice therapy.
M.Mus., Yale University; M.S., Emerson College, CCC-SLP; B.Mus., University of Connecticut