Voice Teachers

KAREN CANTOR Voice • Acting

Karen will return to private instruction in fall 2021.

SUZANNE DELONAS Voice • Piano • Flute • Clarinet • Saxophone

Suzanned studied at Kean University. She is an area general music teacher for grades K-6 and instrumental teacher for middle and high school. She has experience and expertise working with special needs students. She teaches flute, clarinet, piano, and voice at Elefante Music.

VIDEO: Suzanne Delonas intro

Eddie Guttman, piano and voice teacher

EDDIE GUTTMAN Voice • Piano

Eddie studied at Binghamton University and New York University, where he earned his Master’s in Composition. He has over 25 years of teaching experience, including at the New School/The Actors’ Studio and NYU. He studied with world renowned pianist Walter Ponce. Past performances include appearances at the Papermill Playhouse, Off Broadway, and CBGB’s. He served for 10+ years as the pianist for the Meet The Artist Series at Lincoln Center. Eddie composed “Equilibrium”, written for and performed by then NYC Ballet principal dancer Peter Boal. Eddie received the honor of being named “Favorite Piano Accompanist” by the readers of the national publication Back Stage. He gave tutelage to Mary Illes (Phantom of the Opera, Music Man), Ta’Rea Campbell (AidaHamilton), Eric Scott Kincaid (NewsiesCats), Adrienne Moore (Orange is the New Black), Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kathy Brier (Hairspray), Bashira Cresswell (Lion King) and Joel Robertson (Les Miserables).

DIANE SMITH KIRSH Voice • Piano

Diane studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music. She recorded with Michael Bolton, Cyndy Lauper, Patty Austin, George Clinton, Bebe & Cece Wynan, Marc Cohn, and others. She sang as a session singer for radio and television commercials and voice-overs, recording jingles for Diet Coke, Hawaiian Punch, My Little Pony, Chevrolet, and Nestle Sweet Dreams. Diane starred as Eliza Doolittle in Keene State College Summer Theater’s My Fair Lady, as Marian in The Music Man and as Nettie Fowler in Carousel. She was vocal producer of three “Broadway Kids” Albums: ‘Christmas’,’ Broadway’ and ‘America’. Currently she sings with her band Kings Road and is a vocal soloist at the Presbyterian church in New Providence and The Community Congregational Church in Short Hills. She has over 15 years of experience teaching privately.

EMA MITROVIC Voice • Piano

Ema studied at the New Jersey City University and has over 7 years of experience teaching privately. Ema’s long list of performance credits include performing as Siébel in a full production of Gounod’s Faust with Hudson Opera Theatre in Middletown, NY; as Octavian in the final trio of Der Rosenkavalier with Opera Theatre of Montclair; as Maddalena in Rigoletto; as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre; and in the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with the Concert Opera of Philadelphia. Honors include being named finalist for New Jersey State Opera’s Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Peter Elvins Vocal Competition, and placing first in the advanced lower division of NJ NATS “Festival of Singing Competition,’ where she was also a featured artist. Ema is a regular cantor and alto section leader at Saint Vincent de Paul RC Church in Bayonne, NJ.

STEFANIE SANTORO Voice • Piano • Flute

VIDEO: Stefanie Santoro Introduction