Internationally acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan is the Founder/Director of Music and Mentoring House, a New York State not-for-profit organization that creates affordable training programs for opera singers and provides hands on mentoring and an upscale residency program to students studying in the arts in NYC. She has enjoyed a more than thirty-year career that included performances at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Bayerisches Staatsoper, Glyndebourne, the New York City Opera, 10 world premieres, 1 movie, 11 cd’s, 5 Live From Lincoln Center telecasts and 15 awards for musical and humanitarian work. Now in it’s 25th year, she started Comfort Ye… an annual musical event to raise food and awareness for New York’s homeless.
Programs created by Lauren for Music and Mentoring House are:
Creating the Dramatic Character
The Saturday Soirée
The Audition Boot Camp
No Bullsh!t Mondays
Making a Plan for the Future: Coaching Conversations
Music and Mentoring House was started by Lauren in 2010 after she received a career ending diagnosis of Sudden Senso-Neural 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 will help Music and Mentoring House create more performance opportunities for residents and program participants.