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Jolyne Antista

Adjunct Vocal Music Faculty

Jolyne Antista

Bio

Jolyne Antista began her musical career playing organ for church services at age 10.  After years as a keyboard player, she earned a BA degree from the U. of Northern Colorado in vocal/choral music, a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, and completed coursework and exams for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas in Denton.  

 While living in Los Angeles she sang with the famous Roger Wagner Chorale who performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Eric Leinsdorf, Robert Shaw, Carl Maria Giulini, Cobos-Lopez, Helmut Rilling and others, teaching at Long Beach City College, Golden West College and Santa Ana College.  When in Pennsylvania she was faculty at  Mansfield University serving as chair of the vocal/choral department.  She taught voice at St. Louis University in Missouri, and for four years was on the voice faculty of the U.of North Texas (1999 – 2003).  She returned to Colorado to become chair of the Music Dept. at Trinidad State Junior College (03-06). 

Antista has twice taught Master classes at the Janecek Akademie in the CzechRepublic where she worked with both classical and musical theater singers.  Her life work has been a combination of singing, choral conducting, studio voice teaching, and as conductor and music director of Broadway shows.  She sang with the USC Opera, and for three years with Dallas Opera Chorus, and enjoys training singers for classical and opera auditions and competitions, and younger singers for university admission auditions.  Now living in Colorado Springs, Jolyne Antista teaches voice, directs choirs, and is Director of Music at St. Paul's Church behind the Broadmoor.  She is a frequent visitor to New York and Dallas where she continues to coach former students, now professional singers. 

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