Adjunct Professor of Voice
Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 203
Master of Music- Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Music- Eastman School of Music
Vocal Studies with Rita Shane and Marcia Baldwin
A graduate of the esteemed Eastman School of Music, Soprano Amy Teal has been described as "delightful in her absolutely-rock-solid performance " (Buffalo Rising), and "perfect in voice and comic timing," (Buffalo News). She enjoys a busy and diverse teaching and performing career in the WNY region.
As a classical artist, Professor Teal has performed with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Lytes, Opera Sacra, Cheektowaga Symphony, Amherst Chamber Ensemble, Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus, Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund Concert Series, Opera Buffs Concert Series, and Buffalo Opera Unlimited. Some of her operatic roles include Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte, Madame Warblewell in The Impresario, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Gianetta in The Elixir of Love, and Cunnegonde in Candide.
A crossover artist, equally at home on the musical theatre stage, Professor Teal has performed roles with Coop's Spotlight Productions, Art Park, Rocking Horse Productions, Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, Theatre in The Mist, and O'Connell & Company. Some of her favorite musical theatre roles include The Narrator, in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for which she won a TANYS award for Excellence in Vocal Performance, Mary Magdalyn, in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jenny in Company, Glimmer in Godspell, Sister Amnesia and Sister Leo in Nunsense, and Julie Jordan in Carousel.
A passionate educator, Professor Teal teaches voice class and private studio voice at Niagara University, and is thrilled to also be joining the voice faculty of Buffalo State College. Her students have won contests, and placed in competitions such as, Classical Singer Magazine's Competition, Golden Voices of America, where her student won first place and sang at Carnegie Hall, BPO Idol, with the late Marvin Hamlisch, The 10,000 Maniacs tour and NBC's The Voice. She believes in creating strong relationships with her students and in fostering mutual trust and respect. She was honored to be nominated by a student and included in"Who's Who Among Americas Teachers" music honors edition, as a "teacher who made a difference".
Throughout her career, Professor Teal has taught music at all levels from early childhood to adult. Some of her past work and training includes: Certified Kindermusik Educator, NY State Certified Music Teacher, Orff Level 1 Certification, General Music Teacher K-6 Hilton and Niagara Wheatfield CSD, Vocal and Stage director for Lewiston Porter MS and HS Drama Program, Vocal Director for Academy of Theatre Arts in Williamsville, and Lecturer of Voice for Niagara County Community College.
When she is not teaching at the universities, Amy runs a voice studio from her home in Lewiston, owns and operates Teal's Niagara Theatre Company with her husband, and is a member of The Kenny's Committee for Shea's Buffalo Theatre and on the Board of Trustees for Theatre In The Mist.