Loretta Haskell - Charleston Private Piano and Voice Teacher
A Bit About Me
Ms. Haskell is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is a frequent adjudicator at the NATS State and Mid-Atlantic Regional Voice Auditions. She was named a 2010 NATS Independent Teacher Fellow and has trained hundreds of aspiring singers, including state and regional performance and scholarship winners.
Her professional training began at Furman University and continued in Chicago at Northwestern University and in New York City where she performed numerous concerts, operas and recitals. She has maintained a private voice and piano studio in Charleston since 1994 and is currently the Organist and Music Director for Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston.
Additionally, Ms. Haskell is currently serving a second term as Dean for the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In June 2012 she was the Director for an American Guild of Organists National Pipe Organ Encounter held in Charleston immediately following the Spoleto Festival.
In Charleston, she has performed as a soprano soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Chamber Music Society. She has also been a Lowcountry Arts Council Grant Recipient and a solo artist on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Bishop Gadsden Series, the St. Luke's Chapel Noonday Concerts and most recently, the St. Matthew's at Marion Square Noon Concert Series. During her tenure on the Adjunct Faculty of Charleston Southern University she performed regularly on the CSU Second Sunday Concert Series.
In addition to her extensive classical singing training, she has certification from the Institute for Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy at Shenandoah University in Virginia in Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method and the Dalcroze Institute under Robert Abramson at the Juilliard School. She is continuing her work toward Dalcroze certification, an experiential way of knowing music through the body, with Dr. Jeremy Dittus at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies.
Ms. Haskell has also served as a music critic for the Charleston Post and Courier.