An active freelance soprano and diction professor at Peabody Conservatory, Claire Galloway has taught voice students of all ages and voice types for over five years in institutions such as Music & Arts, The Music Workshop, Mike’s Music, and in her own private, Baltimore-based studio. Galloway accompanies all students herself and puts an emphasis on understanding the body, instrument, and on having tools to fix the speaking voice and correct breathe support. She always makes sure the students leave with something technical to work on as well as ways to apply technique and style to their repertoire, no matter the genre.
Her goal is to teach singers the very basic foundation of singing and understanding how their body supports the voice. She guides singers in correct diction and in understanding the style and flow of languages and teaches valuable skills in preparing and performing their repertoire. Galloway also expands students’ exposure to various styles of music and ensures that students know how to discover and research new composers and repertoire.
Galloway has an active performance career that encompasses operatic roles along the East Coast with companies such as Saltworks Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and the Savannah Voice Festival. She also presents multiple recitals each season including art song, contemporary compositions, and vocal chamber music. Her innovative recital programming has resulted in the best attended events at the Baltimore War Memorial Arts Initiative and includes a Rosa Ponselle lecture recital at the George Peabody Library. Choral singing was an early passion for Galloway, and she continues to sing with professional ensembles including the Folger Consort, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Bridge Ensemble, and the St. Paul Episcopal Church Choir.