B i o g r a p h y
Noël Archambeault, soprano, teaches applied voice and voice pedagogy at the University of Delaware. She has previously served on the music faculties of Lincoln University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University–Kingsville and Mineral Area College, and as a member of the artist faculty at Brevard Music Center. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University. Dr. Archambeault holds a certificate in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech, whose executive director is Dr. Ingo Titze, one of the world’s leading voice scientists. She has studied voice with such world-renowned teachers as William Warfield, Lindsey Christiansen, Kathy McNeil, Diana Allen and Deborah Bussineau-King. Her vocal pedagogy teachers include Scott McCoy, Marvin Keenze and Sue Arnold, and she has participated in master classes with celebrated vocal pedagogues Robert Sataloff and Thomas Cleveland. In addition, Dr. Archambeault has had the privilege of coaching with luminaries such as Dalton Baldwin, J.J. Penna, John Hollins and William Gokelman.
As a pedagogue, Dr. Archambeault is a successful researcher in the areas of vocal jazz and the use of technology in the voice studio. She has been published in The Voice Foundation’s Journal of Voice and the American Choral Directors Association’s Choral Journal, in addition to being a guest presenter for the International Congress of Voice Teachers, The Voice Foundation, the International Association for Jazz Educators and the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities.
Dr. Archambeault’s performing career has been marked by tremendous vocal and dramatic versatility and has included performances of operatic and concert repertoire from soprano and mezzo-soprano literature. Recent concert engagements have encompassed composers as drastically different as J.S. Bach and Arnold Schoenberg, and have included performances of works by Haydn, Mozart and Rossini. Her operatic repertoire includes prominent heroines of the lyric and spinto soprano repertoire, including the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera and Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen. As a recitalist, Dr. Archambeault is in great demand as an interpreter of 20th-century and contemporary music. Recent collaborations include the speaker in Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, as well as performances with Orchestra 2001 and the Relâche ensemble. Her most recent focus, The Chicana Art Song Project, is an interdisciplinary collaboration with Chicana poets, musicians and visual artists.
Dr. Archambeault lives in North East, Maryland with her husband, also a professional singer, Dr. Blake Smith and their son, Dalton, music critic extraordinaire. Their home includes a small menagerie of animals, which is ever expanding. When not teaching or singing, Dr. Archambeault enjoys training and competing in triathlons across the nation. She is an Ironman finisher and hopes to add many more long distance events to her race resumé.
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