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        Charles Kellis is a voice teacher, vocal consultant and writer of reviews and articles on the romance of the voice. He has been a Professor of Music at the University of Iowa, at Southern Illinois University, and for 16 years the voice faculty of the Juilliard School. He has served as an adjudicator for the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions and as a teacher for the Metropolitan Lindemann Young Artists Program.

        His students have appeared in leading roles at most major opera houses of the world including: the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Berlin, Covent Garden, Paris, Moscow, Hamburg, Barcelona, Zurich, Bayreuth Festival, Frankfurt, Glyndeborne, Zurich, Viennna, Aix en Provence Festival, Orange Festival, New York City Opera, Los Angeles, and Chicago Lyric.

   His students have also been winners in many prestigious international competitions including: Tchaikovsky in Moscow, Cardiff Singer of the World, Metropolitan Opera, Caruso, Maria Callas, Marion Anderson, Puccini Foundation, Sullivan Award, Joyce Dutka, Arleen Auger, Bel Canto Vocal, the Munich International, Opera Index, Moniuszko International in Warsaw and the Pavarotti Mozart Prize.

               He is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, and Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, with further studies as a Fullbright Scholar at l’accademia Chigiana in Siena and l’accademia Benedetto Marcello in Venice, Italy. His teachers include: Mariano Stabile, Sergio Nazor and Luigi Ricci and he participated in classes with Giovanni Martinelli and Tito Schipa. 

             Performed in Opera, Concert and Oratorio in Rome, Vienna, Athens, and Salzburg and on RAI Radio Televisione Italiana, Oestereichishe Rundfunk in Vienna and the National Radio of Athens, Greece. As former director of the Candlewood Choral Society in Connecticut, he conducted the Hartford Symphony and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, masterclasses and seminars in Europe and USA, including at the San Juan, Puerto Ricco, Pablo Casals Festival with Krzysztof Penderecki. Former music critic Waterbury CT, and current reviewer at the Metropolitan Opera for the periodical "Twoja Muza", Poland. Charles Kellis was also a Panelist - speaker at Paul Robeson's 100th birthday celebration at Rutgers University in New Jersey. 

         He has been a judge for the VI International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw, Poland and has most recently served as chairman of the jury for the Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City. He has also been the chairman of the Jury for the Lanzhou University and the Northernwest University International Vocal Competition in China. Charles Kellis has conducted masterclasses in Radom, at the Krakow Academy of Music in Poland. September 2015 brought him to China to conduct a series of masterclasses for the Lanzhou University and Northernwest University. He has been the Director of the Vocal Program for the "New York Big Apple Music Festival" in cooperation with Queens College in New York City since the summer of 2016.

        In August 2018 he will be an adjudicator and Master Teacher for the 5th Hong Kong International Music Festival and International Vocal Competition.

His book will be forth coming soon and available on:

  1. -on his website