Piano | Strings | Voice | Drums/Bass/Guitar | Woodwinds
Ildiko Rozs, voice
Born in Hungary, Ildiko began her music education at the age of 13. She studied voice at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and worked with conductors and coaches including Nicolas McGigan, Kobajashi Kenichiro, Lamberto Gardelli, Rico Saccani, PierGiorgio Morandi, and Adam Medvezcky.
As a Member of the Hungarian Opera House, Ildiko has performed in more than 30 opera productions as well as countless oratorios and major choir productions. She received the Béla Bartók prize from the Franz Liszt Academy in 1988. As a soloist, she performed music from operas and operettas as well as sacred music in solo concerts. Ildiko has been invited to perform at the Ecumenical World Meeting and as a regular guest singer at the annual meeting of the European Hungarian Protestant Society.
In 2001 Ildiko attended the Westminster Choir College of Rider University where she studied with Dr. Scott McCoy, Marvin Kenzee, Dalton Baldwin, Dr. J.J. Penna and Dr. Martin Neron. Since completing her masters degree in voice performance and pedagogy in 2003 Ildiko has continued to be active as a teacher and performer.
Mrs. Ildiko now leads her vocal studio at SpeakMusic Conservatory. Her students have won competitions and been in musical and operetta productions.
Lessons offered in: English, Hungarian
Jessica Novillo, voice and Early Childhood programs
Jessica began singing at an early age. She trained with Dr. Richard Harper and Janet Lawson in Music Performance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and in Classical Voice with Tony Arnold at The University at Buffalo, where she received her BA in Music Performance.
As a versatile vocalist, Jessica has performed in several genres, including Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, Classical, South American folk, and her original Brazilian styled musical compositions accompanied by her guitar. She has performed with Grammy nominee musicians in NYC, such as Bobby Sanabria’s Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and has led her own vision as a bandleader and vocalist in the Jessica Novillo Quartet. Jessica has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and abroad for the Ministry of Culture of Ecuador.
Jessica easily transmits her passion for music and culture to her students as she enjoys teaching adults, teens, and children including Early Childhood. Jessica offers classes in English, Spanish and Portuguese and is currently teaching Early Childhood and Voice at Speak Music Conservatory in Highland Park, NJ.
Lessons offered in:
English, Spanish, Portuguese