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Elizabeth Brodovitch is a professional singer and diction coach working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She holds a Combined Honours B.A. in French and German from McGill University, the ARCT in Voice Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), and an M.A. in French Linguistics from Simon Fraser University. Her third publication ­ The Singing Qualities of the French Language ­appeared in the September 2007 issue of the NATS Journal of Singing.

Ms. Brodovitch is a Faculty member of the School of Music of the Vancouver Community College where she teaches Lyric Diction and sessions on French Vocal Repertoire. She teaches a variety of languages, including Czech, and specializes in French and German as well as the Auvergnat dialect featured in the arrangements of Joseph Canteloube. She has attended workshops with Nico Castel and the late Gérard Souzay, and has conducted workshops on Italian, Spanish, French, and French liaison in Vancouver, Calgary, and Seattle. In 2007, as Guest Presenter, Ms. Brodovitch delivered a French diction workshop at the NATS Regional Conference of the North-West United States, Alaska, and British Columbia.

Elizabeth Brodovitch has sung in solo performance with orchestra, in recital, and as a professional choral singer, most notably as a member of Canada’s renowned Vancouver Chamber Choir. She has toured Russia, China, all of Canada and the North Western United States, and appears on 16 recordings of the Chamber Choir’s discography.

In 2011-2012, in collaboration with the prestigious American publisher and singing specialist Robert Caldwell, Ms. Brodovitch edited and recorded the French and German chapters of Diction for Singers, 2nd Edition (Redmond WA: Caldwell Publishing, 2012). This innovative language lab audio component ­ Diction for Singers Listening Labs ­ will be shortly available to singers through the website www.dictionforsingers.com.

Elizabeth Brodovitch is an experienced translator of English to French CD texts and has worked as French and German dialogue coach for Twentieth Century Fox Television Productions. She also holds the ESL-TESOL Tutoring Certificate from the Vancouver Community College and tutors in English and French.

 

 

Quotation: Thank-you again for the excellent coaching of our French. Your work not only tunes the fine points but gives us the kind of confidence that makes the rest of the singing better, too. Jon Washburn, Vancouver Chamber Choir