Voice Faculty

Galina Ivannikova
Galina Ivannikova Associate Faculty of Voice
Galina Ivannikova is a vocal coach, singer, pianist, and a performer with over twenty years of experience in the classical and operatic fields. Her approach to teaching is holistic, drawing on a strong background in vocal pedagogy and music education, and is based on her experience in teaching and performing.

After completing her voice and piano studies at the Mykolaiv State University (MA in Piano Pedagogy), Kyiv Academy of Music (MA in Opera, Chamber Music Performance), and University of Memphis, Tennessee (DMA but ABD in the Opera Performance,) she taught piano and voice for children and adults of all levels, ages, and musical styles in Ukraine and as an assistant professor at the University of Memphis, Tennessee.

Galina has won numerous competitive awards including from the Hohenberg-Scheidt Young Artist Award and Concerto Competition, the University of Memphis, and many music competitions in Ukraine.

After relocating to New York, Galina began her operatic career. She has appeared with numerous regional companies in the roles of Amneris, Azucena, Ulrica, Eboli, in operas by Verdi, as Fricka, Brangäne, Waltraute in operas by Wagner, as Carmen in Bizet’s opera, as Leonora and Sarah in operas by Donizetti, Santuzza by Mascagni, as La Cieca by Ponchielli, as Klythemnestra in Electra by Strauss, etc. She has also appeared in numerous recitals.
Galina combines her music career as a teacher and coach, as she is involved in a multilingual program which teaches diction and pronunciation for singers
(www.dictionbuddy.com). She continues participating in international music competitions, even as her students can be found singing in opera houses in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe.

Joshua Limage
Joshua Limage Associate Faculty of Voice
Joshua Limage holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music and a concentration in Vocal Performance from Wagner College. Joshua has performed with numerous ensembles around the United States, South America, and Europe including local groups such as the P.S.22 Chorus, Wagner College choir, Richmond County Orchestra, Richmond Choral Society. He also served as music director for Wagner’s co-educational acapella group.

Joshua has also performed at Carnegie Hall with various ensembles including earning two soloist opportunities. He was the 2013 winner of the Richmond Choral Society vocal competition scholarship.

He teaches music theory and ear training, and has over five years’ experience in special education.

With extensive knowledge of classical voice training and piano, Joshua has been studying music since he was a young child, and currently works as a professional songwriter and studio musician for many local and famous artists. He also has years of musical theater and audition experience, having played the lead in 3 local musicals. He is currently working on his debut solo album.

Marina Kasparova
Marina Kasparova Associate Member of Voice
Marina Kasparova holds Bachelor and Masters’ Degrees from the National Music Academy of Ukraine.
She placed second in the international “Wings of Music” competition in Kiev in 2011, and third place (duet) the same year in the all-Ukrainian competition “Spiritual Sources.”

Ms. Kasparova’s 2018 performance include A Night of Enchantment, An Afternoon of Enchantment and The Magic Flute, operas at the National Opera Center (New York City,) the “Musical Potpourri Concert” at Lincoln Center, NYC, and “Love, Passion, Betrayal Concert” at Carnegie Hall (NYC.)

She has attended Master Classes with Cleanthe Russo (Italy), conductor, Richard Cordova (NYC) pianist, vocal coach, Peter Randsman of Randsman Artist Management (NYC,) and Zehava Gal (NYC & Tel Aviv, Israel.)

Ms. Kasparova previously taught voice and piano at the Orlando school of music (Orlando, FL) before a recent move to New York City.

Olivia Manna
Olivia Manna Associate Faculty of Voice
As an alumna of the Staten Island Conservatory of Music, Olivia Manna went on to attend the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York City, where she continued to pursue her love of music and performance. From there she continued her journey at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, where she graduated at the top of her class for Classical Voice and Opera Performance.

A recipient of many musical awards, grants, and scholarships, Olivia won the Cento Amici Award for the Arts at Montclair State University, as well as a State University of New York (SUNY) Thayer Fellowship in the Arts.

Olivia has performed with opera companies in Florence, Vado, and Naples in Italy, and in New York City.