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Singing at the European Parliament, Nov 2008

Singing at the European Parliament, Nov. 2008

Following her piano studies at the National Conservatory of Music of Clermont-Ferrand, France (1994-2000), Marie-Hélène Cussac trained in choral conducting and voice studies at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University, USA (2000-2001). There she also was piano accompanist to a voice studio, occasionally playing for the College symphonic orchestra.

She then continued vocal training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium (2006-2008) with Ludovic de San et Marianne Pousseur (FR).Besides participation in numerous choral performances in Europe and the US, Marie-Hélène had the chance to sing as a soloist in prestigious venues such as the cathedrals of Bruges, B and Gdansk Oliwa, PL, and the Papal Basilica of Saint-Peter in Rome. In the spring 2008, she took part in her first opera performance with the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges(Ravel).

In 2009-2010, Marie-Hélène was invited to conduct the choir of the La Cambre abbaye in Brussels; there she occasionally performed as a soloist. While living in Brussels, she also performed at the Eglise protestante de Bruxelles.

Now based in Paris & Cannes, Marie-Hélène occasionally sings at Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard and on the Riviera. She teaches voice and piano and gives conferences.

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SING FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION
Lately, Marie-Hélène has been developping a specific training putting forward the use of vocal techniques used by singers with the purpose of enhancing communication skills. Voice is indeed key to message conveying and successful reception by its target.

Visit www.mariehelenecussac.eu for more information about my involvement in singing, voice teaching and voice research.