Soprano Lauren Athey-Janka is a highly skilled and in-demand classical voice teacher. She serves on the voice faculties of Westminster Choir College, Rowan University and West Chester University, where she teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, and vocal literature courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
Lauren also has thriving private voice studios in New York City and New Jersey. Ms. Athey-Janka is on the voice faculty of Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy and formerly taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Vocal Program. In 2019 and 2020, she was invited to give masterclasses at the renowned Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Ms. Athey-Janka frequently gives masterclasses at universities and conservatories internationally.
Ms. Athey-Janka’s students have performed with Wolf Trap Opera, Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa, Seagle Music Colony, CoOPERAtive, Oberlin in Italy, Opera Viva!, and the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, and have placed in the NATS, Classical Singer, Schmidt, and Lotte Lenya competitions.
Ms. Athey-Janka co-authored a series of five anthologies for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and bass with Christopher Arneson. These anthologies were written in response to their critically acclaimed first literary collaboration “Literature for Teaching: A Guide for Teaching Solo Vocal Repertoire from a Developmental Perspective”.
Ms. Athey-Janka has studied voice science, voice pedagogy, voice disorders, and speech with leading industry professionals. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, and completed post graduate coursework at Temple University. Ms. Athey-Janka has continued her pedagogical education with The Voice Foundation Annual Symposiums, National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conferences, Westminster Choir College’s Voice Pedagogy Institute, and The David Jones Teacher Mentoring Programs.
In 2014, Ms. Athey-Janka was the winner of the Milton Cross Young Artists Program, and in 2013, won an Enrichment Grant from the Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fund.