Emily Olin

Voice and Opera / Performance

Emily Olin began her career in Russia, working at the State Academy of Arts. Many of her students went on to become winners of national and international vocal competitions.

Coming to the United States in 1992 she continued her work as a lecturer, voice teacher, vocal coach, pianist, and accompanist. A faculty member in the opera program at the Yale School of Music since 1996, she teaches Russian diction and repertoire.

In 2012 Ms. Olin published Singing in Russian: A Guide to Language and Performance with Scarecrow Press.

Ms. Olin has a unique skill in preparing singers for the stage. She has a thorough knowledge and expertise of the vocal repertoire. Addressing not only the diction and technique specific to singing, she works on text and musical interpretation. Many of her students—and those who have come to her for consultation—have performed worldwide in premier opera houses and festivals.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Olin continues performing and serves as a judge for the International Dolukhanova Art Song Competition “Amber Nightingale” in Russia.

Ms. Olin joined the Curtis faculty in 2020. She maintains a private studio in New York City where she gives voice and coaching lessons.