Internationally acclaimed American soprano Lauren Flanigan is the Founder/Director of Music and Mentoring House, a New York State non profit organization that creates affordable training programs for opera singers and provides hands on mentoring to students studying in the arts in NYC. She has enjoyed a four decades long career that included performances at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Bayerisches Staatsoper, Glyndebourne, the New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, 10 world premieres, 1 movie, 11 cd’s, 5 Live From Lincoln Center telecasts and 15 awards for musical and humanitarian work. Now in its 26th year, she started Comfort Ye… an annual musical event to raise food and awareness for New York’s homeless.
Music and Mentoring House was started by Lauren in 2010 after she received a career ending diagnosis of Neurological Hearing Loss and Active Menieres Disease. Until 2018 Music and Mentoring House was a Fiscally Sponsored Project of the New York Foundation for the Arts Emerging Organizations Fiscal Sponsorship Program. In 2019 Music and Mentoring House entered American Opera Projects Helping Hands Fiscal Sponsorship Program. This unique opportunity to collaborate with American Opera Projects will help Music and Mentoring House create more performance opportunities for program participants.