Laura Enslin

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Soprano Laura Enslin is a soloist, recitalist and teacher based in Central New York.

Laura Enslin is an active performer in the Central New York Region and a faculty member in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Setnor School of Music's Jazz and Commercial Music Program. She has 12 years experience specializing in Musical Theater, while teaching for SU's Drama Department. Laura works to connect all humans to their authentic voice and create community through music. Singing Garden, her private studio, is emerging as one of the most diverse and successful private voice studios in Central New York. She gives the credit to her students who give breath to the ideas shared in the studio. Her knowledge was passed down to her from many world class teachers including but not limited to Mary Saunders, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, Carolyn Webber, Shirlee Emmons, Barbara Doscher, and many other wonderful coaches and teachers of life. She was blessed to know most of the 24 Italian Songs before 5, due her Mother's teaching in the home. Her journey in and out of the performing world due to personal choices and an ongoing struggle with anxiety, 200 hour yoga certification and personal practice and 20 years teaching in a high stakes collegiate atmosphere have given her a unique perspective as a teacher.  Prior to joining the University in 2005, she taught voice at Nazareth College and the Eastman School of Music (as a TA), both in Rochester, N.Y.   Many of her students have gone on to successful careers as performers, recording artists, and music educators.

Kay Paulsen

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Known as “Dr. P” to her students, Kay Paulsen has more than 40 years’ experience as a professional singer and primary, secondary, and post-secondary music teacher. 

Dr. Kay Paulsen, adjunct instructor of voice at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, has more than 40 years’ experience as a professional singer and as a primary, secondary, and university music educator. The holder of a D.M.A. in voice performance & pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder, Kay has sung with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; the Chicago and Atlanta symphony choruses; and as soloist with orchestras and choral societies throughout Illinois, Colorado, and Idaho. Affectionately known as “Dr. P” to her students, Kay is noted for her uncanny ability to diagnose damaged voices and return them to vocal health; she has trained vocal performers in varying genres, as well as training primary and secondary-level music teachers. She also works effectively with special needs performers. Many of her former students have gone on to professional singing careers in multiple genres all over the world. She earned graduate and undergraduate degrees in music from Northwestern University and Greenville College (Ill.), respectively.

Matthew Green

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An experienced singer and stage actor, Matthew F. Green is a fixture in the Central New York scene. 

For the past 15 years, he has sung tenor in the Syracuse Opera Chorus, where his silvery tone has been featured in productions ranging from Bel Canto to Verismo to musical theater. Matthew also is a section leader in the DeWitt Community Church Choir; a sought-after concert soloist and recitalist; and an experienced acting and vocal coach, rehearsal director, and beginning piano instructor. His resume includes numerous productions with the Tri-Cities Opera Company in Binghamton, the Cortland Repertory Theatre, the Savoyards Music Theatre Ltd. (formerly Cornell Savoyards), and the Chenango Community Players in Norwich, N.Y. Also an accomplished stage director and arts administrator, he earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance from Ithaca College.   

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A seasoned administrative assistant, Kathy Chappini supports Laura Enslin with Singing Garden.

HI!  My name is Kathy Chappini and I will be helping Laura with the scheduling of music lessons.  Recently, I retired from my job as an Administrative Assistant for the Trane Company.  Before that, I owned my own business in Manlius; the Village Candy Shoppe!  I am looking forward to hearing from you all.