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Fay Putnam

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Department of Art, Music and Creative Arts Therapies


BM, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York


Alexander Technique


American Society for the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Education Center, Berkeley, California

Post graduate Alexander Technique: The Art of Breathing (teacher training in Breathing Re-education)
American Center for the Alexander Technique, New York


Fay Putnam is the founder of Avoque, a solo vocal quartet that performed between 2004 and 2006. She founded 3 Mezzos, a trio that performed for 10 years, specializing in repertoire of the Big Band Era and the Dominion Trio, a trio of mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano that specialized in 20th century music. In addition, she founded a concert series in Belgium and CANTABILE, a professional vocal quartet supported by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation between 1982 and 1993.

Professional Associations and Presentations

American Society for the Alexander Technique
Chair: Continuing Education; recipient: 2011 Distinguished Service Award

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Presentation of  Poster Paper, Songs of Love and Loss Cabaret-art songs by Richard Thompson, August 2005; International Congress of Voice Teachers, 6th Conference: NATS Cascade Region Chapter, 2007-present

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter NATS 1999-2009; 1st vice president programs Berkeley Piano Club, performing member (voice), 2004-present

American Guild of Musical Artists (1971 to present)


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Blake Shell, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director & Curator of The Art Gym & Belluschi Pavilion, was invited to be a panelist for selecting the 2015 Individual Fellowship Award for The Regional Arts & Culture Council.


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October 04, 2015 – December 05, 2015

Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

The Art Gym will present a retrospective exhibition of the work of Kartz Ucci, a talented and prolific artist who passed away in 2013 at 52 years o...


October 07, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

Sarah Anne Burns, BFA ’07 will present hundreds of watercolors in her series: The Planets. The paintings are a departure from Burns' other bodies...


November 26, 2015 – November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

University closed Thursday & Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the campus and Shoen Library will be open. The Marylhurst University community wishes y...


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