Ann Lewin is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the High School of Music and Art, Barnard College
and U.C.L.A. (Master of Arts in Music).
She has studied coaching with Alberta Masiello, Felix Popper, Joan Dornemann
and Natalie Limonick; advanced piano with Alan Marks and Elizabeth Moschetti;
composition and orchestration with Roy Harris; conducting and score reading
with Rudolf Thomas; and voice with Edith Gordon Ainsberg. She has been assistant conductor and
coach/pianist for over 50 opera productions in the United States for New Orleans
Opera, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Opera Colorado, Michigan Opera Theater, Mississippi
Opera, Opera Carolina and Vancouver Opera.
She has been on staff at Opera Music Theater International (OMTI), Opera Colorado
and the University
of Texas at Austin, where she was
principal coach and lecturer. Since
2000, she has been on the faculty of Mannes
College. In addition, Ms. Lewin has performed many
recitals throughout the U.S.,
including 20 with Metropolitan Opera tenor and diction specialist, Nico
Castel. Since 2003, Ms. Lewin has been
on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.
After coaching singers in June,
Ms. Lewin was
appointed Visiting Professor at Northwest University for Nationalities in