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Office: Student Center, Room 4217
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2-3;

Wednesday and Friday 9-10

Campus Extension: 3520

E-mail Address: 

Professional Information:


D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music

M.M. Westminster Choir College

B.M.E. Baldwin-Wallace College

Professional Affiliations:

Music Educator's National Conference (MENC); National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); National Association of Teachers of Singing, New Jersey Chapter (NJNATS); New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)

College Service Committees:

Curriculum Committee

About Me:

Laura Greenwald is Music Department Chair and Concert Series Director at Caldwell College where she teaches voice and directs the Opera Workshop. She has also taught voice at Drew University as an Affiliate Artist. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied voice with Hilda Harris and Maitland Peters and coached with Dr. Richard Mercier and Dr. Kenneth Cooper. Laura received her BME from Baldwin-Wallace College and Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College where she studied with Judith Nicosia.

            Dr. Greenwald has performed in concerts and recitals in Ohio, Vermont Pennsylvania and the New York Metropolitan area, as well as in Salzburg, Austria and Spoleto, Italy. She has participated in the Brattleboro Opera Theatre, Blanche Moyse Baroque Workshop and Orchard Hill Chamber Music Festival in Vermont and the Aquarius Opera Workshop in Manhattan, as well as the University of Miami’s Salzburg Seminar and the Vocal Arts Symposium in Spoleto. Having completed her doctoral thesis on text setting in the vocal music of Libby Larsen she has specialized in performing music by women composers in concerts at Caldwell College, Drew University, the Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Lunchtime Recital Series in New Brunswick, Princeton University Chapel’s After Noon Concert and Ohio University’s Conference on Women in Music. She was a winner of the S. Orange Symphony’s 2000 Concerto Competition and performed Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with the orchestra. Her most recent solo recital, “What’s a Woman to do?” with Dr. Nan Childress, included vocal and piano music by women composers and was presented at Caldwell College and the Nicholas Roerich Museum in Manhattan. Drs. Greenwald and Childress were honored to perform works by Libby Larsen and NJ composer, Catherine Hostetler with the composers present, at the Seventh Festival of Women Composers, held in Pittsburgh. Dr. Greenwald also performs as a member of the vocal quartet Chantez! which has performed their program “Music of the America’s” several times in New Jersey and Manhattan, and which most recently performed J.S. Bach’s Cantata 106 with the Baroque Orchestra of North Jersey in their opening Summer Festival concert. Laura is a soloist and choir member at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ where she assists with children’s music.

          Before relocating to New Jersey, Dr. Greenwald taught high school choral music and elementary general music in Ohio. She has taught voice privately since 1983 at various locations including The Pingry School, Caldwell College and Drew University. Dr. Greenwald is a member of MENC, NASM, the International Alliance of Women Musicians, The Voice Foundation, NYSTA and the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing for which she has served as both treasurer and secretary. She resides in West Orange with her son, Andrew and husband David Strom.


Current Course Schedule (click listing to see course outline) : 

Fall 2006: MU100E; MU101E; MU101A; MU250; Opera Workshop


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