MAVEN VOCAL ARTS IS LOCATED AT 1951 WINNEBAGO STREET IN MADISON, WISCONSIN
PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS IN ALL GENRES
Dr. Melanie Cain
Melanie believes music is the one thing that touches us all universally. It brings peace to the soul and awakens creativity and passion in all aspects of our lives. Students of music are instilled with the confidence and wisdom essential for all they wish to do in life.
Dr. Melanie Cain (Owner) holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance and a Masters of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her BA in both Music and Art from Luther College in Decorah, IA. Dr. Cain has experience in teaching private voice lessons, piano lessons, and has taught many vocal master classes. Cain has completed Estill Voice Training (Levels 1 and 2) and is successful in teaching all types of voices including classical, musical theater, and contemporary genres. Her students have repeatedly received top awards at state competitions, and have performed in numerous musicals, operas, bands, honor choirs, and many have enjoyed successful careers in music.
Melanie is the President Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Teachers of Singing , former Co-Director of The Metropolitan National Council Auditions Wisconsin District, and Founder and Artistic Director of Fresco Opera Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin.
Cat Richmond, M.M.
Music has been a part of Ms. Richmond’s life for as long as she can remember, and she believes that anybody and everybody can sing. Every student has a unique voice to be heard, and Ms. Richmond wants to help her students realize their specific vocal goals and instill a passion for music that they can share
Cat Richmond, soprano, hails from Atlanta, GA. She attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Georgia State University to obtain her Masters in Music degree in Vocal Performance. Ms. Richmond also holds two B.A. degrees in Music and English from the College of Charleston. She has been teaching private voice and piano lessons for 6 years. Ms. Richmond teaches a range of vocal styles including classical, musical theatre and pop/rock. Many of her students have successfully competed in All-State choir, school auditions, talent shows, and local theatre companies.
Still an active performer herself, Ms. Richmond is an accomplished regional singer.
Favorite opera roles include the Lady with a Hand Mirror from Argento's Postcard from Morocco, Lucia from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Gretel from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and Susanna from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. She has also been seen in musical theatre roles such as Martha in Spring Awakening, Mary in HAIR: the Tribal Rock Musical, and Carrie Pipperidge: Carousel.
Jack innes, b.a.
Jack Innes is thrilled to come back home to MAVEN after completing his degrees in Vocal Performance and French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While there, he sang in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Starveling) and L'incoronazione di Poppea (Famigliari/Consulo) with the University Opera, as well as in scenes from Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro) and Die Zauberflöte (Papageno) with the UW Opera Workshop. Outside of the UW, Jack has had the pleasure of singing with several Madison-area performance organizations, such as Fresco Opera Theatre, the Madison Savoyards, and Just Bach. A huge fan of early music, Jack is a recent Honoree in ARTEK Early Music's yearly Madrigal Madness festival, and he recently presented a virtual lecture-recital comprising works from the Mercure galant, a seventeenth-century French cultural magazine.
He looks forward to helping musicians find their paths as the world springs back into life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
eleanor mayerfeld, B.A.
Eleanor Mayerfeld is a soprano and violinist from Madison, Wisconsin. Known for her expressive singing and dynamic stage presence, she performs a variety of styles, including art songs, opera, early music, jazz, and bluegrass. She is the 2013 Wisconsin State Fiddling Champion, and is equally at home on the concert stage. Eleanor holds a B.A. in Music from Middlebury College, where she performed in the College Choir, Collegium Musicum, and College Orchestra, and studied voice with Carol Christensen. See more about Elenor on her website.
Maven Vocal Arts
Voice Lessons in Madison, WI
1951 Winnebago Street Madison, WI 53704