Our Summer Music Program offers Weekly Classes and Private Lessons for 8 Weeks.
Designed for young singers looking to gain experience and basic technique, classes focus on fundamentals of breathing, vowel placement, sight-reading, and ear training. A wide range of repertoire will be studied with emphasis on classical and musical theater genres. This class is ideal for students entering the FSPA voice program in the fall.
Girls’ Teen Voice
Girls’ Teen Voice is designed for the beginning to intermediate singer. Emphasis is placed on building confidence along with a healthy vocal technique. Repertoire includes musical theater and popular contemporary genres.
Small Instrumental Ensembles
Piano is often a lonely undertaking, but there is a great deal of repertoire written for two people to play together! Students will be assigned a partner with whom to learn a piece and will have the opportunity to play in every class. Students will be coached on how to tackle the repertoire and how to develop the skills to work on music collaboratively.
Check out our Summer Brochure for all the details!
Summer Music Faculty
Instructor of Violin
Irina Fainkichen studied at Rachmaninoff Music College and St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. She also got her degree from Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a busy freelance violinist in the Greater Boston area. Irina performed with Broadway on Tour’s “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Hello Dolly” at Boston Opera House, “An American in Paris” at Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. She performed many shows with an amazing legends such as Marni Nixon, Sarah Brightman, Johnny Mathis and “The Who”. Irina is a former longstanding member of Cape Symphony and has an extensive experience playing with many symphony orchestras including New Hampshire, Plymouth, Lexington Symphonies and also Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra. Irina has been on FSPA Music Faculty since 2009 and has played in the orchestra of many Franklin Performing Arts Company productions including Annie, Sound of Music, Charlie Brown, Peter Pan, Music Man, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret,
and most recently Legally Blonde, Humbug!,
and Sweeney Todd.
Irina is a concertmaster for the annual FPAC holiday production of the Nutcracker and a coordinator of THE BLACK BOX Classical Series,
Instructor of Drums, Director of Saturday Sessions and FSPA Percussion Ensemble
Kenny Hadley joined the FSPA Music Faculty in 1998 and has extensive teaching experience, including master classes and clinics throughout New England. He has played throughout the US, Europe and South America and has worked with many well-known musicians including Van Morrison, Dizzy Gillespie, The Count Basie Orchestra, Peter Wolf, The Drifters and Rebecca Parris, as well as with the North Shore Music Theater, Franklin Performing Arts Company and Electric Youth
. He serves as orchestra contractor for the Franklin Performing Arts Company and has co-produced The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington, ‘Tis the Season!
and the CD recordings of Electric Youth
. His acclaimed Kenny Hadley Big Band has shared the stage with the Count Basie Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie’s Band, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra and has hosted guest soloists including Clark Terry and Louie Bellson. The band’s recordings include Come Sunday, A Beautiful Friendship
and Common Thread
Instructor of Voice
Heidi Iuliano holds a Bachelor's degree in Music and Communications from Assumption College and a Master's degree in Music Education and Voice from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She has sung with choirs from all over New England including St. Paul's Cathedral Choir under the Direction of Ian Watson, Salisbury Singers and Salisbury Lyric Opera of Worcester, MA and RPM Gospel Choir of Providence. Heidi has also been the Alto Section Leader for the Central Congregational Choir since 2003 where she has been the featured soloist in such works as Mozart's Requiem, Missa Solemnes, Haydn's Mass in the Time of War, and Sermon on the Mount, a choral tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Alice Parker. She has been an elementary general music teacher with the Norwood Public Schools for the past 20 years, but most recently made the change to join the FSPA Academy Learning Coach team. Heidi has also been teaching voice for over 25 years throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island and joined the Voice Faculty here at FSPA in 2017.
Instructor of Voice
A native of Tokyo, Mariko Matsumura, Soprano, holds Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music and BM in Vocal performance from the University of Montana. Her solo performance credits include works with the Missoula Symphony, Masterworks Chorale, Opera unMET, New England Light Opera, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, JYUGOYA Ensemble, and Lorelei Ensemble. Operatic performances include Aida, Hansel and Gretel, Der Rosenkavalier, and The Magic Flute. She has also premiered numerous compositions throughout New England and Japan. An advocate for Japanese cultural outreach programs, Ms. Matsumura has served as artistic director/conductor for Japanese Chorus Ensemble, Chorus Boston. Under her direction, the chorus was invited to present traditional music throughout New England from 2012-2019. Ms. Matsumura studied voice with Robert Honeysucker, D'Anna Fortunato, Elizabeth Vrenios, and Yasuko Ohara, and conducting with Gary Funk. She is on voice faculty at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. She also serves as Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational Church in Melrose. Mariko joined the FSPA Music Faculty in 2002.
FSPA Assistant Director, Director of Little Music School and Children's Music, Instructor of Piano and Musical Theater
Kim Rezendes graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and from Rhode Island College with a Master’s Degree in Teaching Music. As coordinator of Children’s Music at FSPA, she also serves as Program Director for the Little Music School and Instructor of Musical Theater. Kim serves as Associate Organist at St. Mary Church in Franklin. One of FSPA’s first students, Kim joined the FSPA faculty in 1997.
FSPA Vocal Director, FSPA Academy Director, Glee Club, Instructor of Voice
Hallie Wetzell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Occidental College and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory of Music. As FSPA Vocal Director, Hallie oversees the FSPA Voice program and serves as music director for all ensembles, as well as productions of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) and Electric Youth. Hallie was the Vocal Director for the FSPA Children’s Choirs for the professional touring companies of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
in 2000 and 2005 and Evita
in 2004. She has been on FSPA’s Faculty since 1998 and became Vocal Director for FPAC in 1999.
Instructor of Piano
Ida Zelman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Vilnius Music Conservatory. She is a skilled educator with extensive experience in teaching a wide range of levels and interests, including young beginners, intermediate, advanced students, and avocational adults. Ida has comprehensive coaching experience in chamber music ensemble. She successfully prepares many students for the Royal Conservatory Music Program, who pass with high marks and perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall. Ida joined the FSPA Music Faculty in 1993.