Mariana Karpatova has been recognized as a specialist in training singers for contemporary and classical music, in both the youth and advanced professional categories. She has maintained a private practice teaching singing since 2002, and besides FDU, she is currently on the vocal teaching staff at the Jewish Community Center’s School of Drama in Tenafly. Her students have sung on Broadway, in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus, the Tanglewood Festival, Bel Canto Summer Program in Florence, Italy. Some have been accepted at prestigious college music programs (Paper Mill Summer Conservatory, NYU, Northwestern University, The Catholic University of America) and many have competed in national vocal competitions. She is a frequent adjudicator on the panel of the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition held by Opera at Florham. Ms. Karpatova is also a renowned opera singer and has appeared with major U.S. opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Baltimore Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Sofia National Opera, Palm Beach Opera and others. In concert and recital she has performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Mexico National Symphony and others. Ms Karpatova is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Professional Studies Program and the Juilliard Opera Center, and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 2012.