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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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