New York University - M.M.
Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado (Brazil) - B.M.
Flávia Darcie is a Brazilian Mezzo-Soprano based in New York City. She received her Master’s Degree in Classical Vocal Performance from New York University and her Bachelor’s in music with concentration in Conducting from FAAM, university located in São Paulo, where she was born and raised. Her musical path started at the age of ten, as a classical pianist. Her passion and curiosity for many art forms led her to explore choir and orchestral conducting, acting and singing. Later she realized that as an Opera Singer she would finally be able to unite these different means of expression.
She is a member of The Opera Collective and IBOC (International Brazilian Opera Company). Operatic Highlights include Waiting for the rain (Hildegard), Prima la musica e poi le parole (Poeta), L’enfant et les sortilèges (Chinese tea cup and Dragonfly), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Sister Anne) and A Game of Chance (Third Lady). Other previous experiences are the Young Artist Program Premiere Opera International in Italy, the Conducting Workshop with The String Orchestra of Brooklyn and The Messiah at Lincoln Center with the DCINY’s Orchestra (Distinguished Concerts International New York).
As a teacher, Flávia creates an environment that is supportive, nurturing and safe, always wanting her students to have a pleasant time learning. In her lessons, she covers the two main pillars of vocal art, Technique and Expressivity, helping the students develop their artistry in a healthy way. Because of her diverse background in different artistic fields, as a conductor, a pianist, actress, choir singer and opera singer, she is able to teach music in a more comprehensive way, helping the students explore their songs from many angles.
Teaching philosophy: She believes that the role of a teacher is to provide the students with the tools for them to become their own teachers, meaning, being able to trust their ears, their sensations, their instincts, and knowing how to use these tools. That is how they will find their own voices as artists.