Juliana Alfano

Juliana Alfano

Juliana Alfano is ecstatic to be joining the team at PPAS. She recently received her Master's degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from The Pennsylvania State University where she studied with Norman Spivey. During her time there, she had several performing opportunities with Penn State’s Opera Theater including roles as Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe and Morgana in Handel's Alcina, as well as a program titled "Operatif" which included scenes from Die Fledermaus (Adele) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mrs. Page). Also, she performed with the University Choir as the soprano soloist in Hayden's Kleine Orgelsolomesse. In addition to her performing at Penn State, she also held a voice studio comprised of Penn State students while completing her degree as well as a private studio with voices of all ages.

Her training outside of Penn State has taken her to New York City and beyond. Recently she was invited to sing at the Aaron Copland School of Music where she took part in the Baroque Opera Workshop working with world renowned soprano, Julianne Baird. For the culminating performance of the workshop, she performed as Valletto in scenes from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di PoppeaPrior to that, in the summers of 2014/2015 she attended Classical Singing and New York in June, an intensive vocal study program with leading professionals from Juilliard, Mannes, and Manhattan School of Music. Her studies have also taken her abroad to Salzburg, Austria, where she spent a summer training and singing at the Patti and Allan Herbert Frost School of Music.

Juliana holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Crane School of Music under the tutelage of Deborah Massell at SUNY Potsdam in Northern New York. Her favorite musical theatre roles from her undergraduate years include Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes and performing in the ensembles of A Chorus Line and Ragtime. In her spare time, she can be seen gushing over every cute puppy she encounters on the street and learning the ukulele.

Juliana taught in-person lessons and classes in our studio from 2017-2020, and is now teaching online lessons from her new home base in Fort Meyers, Florida.