Dr. Liana Valente, Soprano



Welcome to the home page of Dr. Liana Valente, music educator, performer, administrator, and champion of modern music.

As a music educator, Dr. Valente is committed to the success and health of all of her students. She recently joined the faculty at Howard University as Assistant Professor of Classical Voice/Classical Voice Area Coordinator, where she teaches courses in vocal pedagogy, song literature, diction, and applied lessons, as well as directing the Opera Theater Workshop. She continues to serve as adjudicator for state, regional, and national vocal competitions, and is sought after as a master class clinician and guest artist.

An exciting performer on the stage and in the concert hall, Dr. Valente brings to life the music of Mozart, Rossini, Schubert, and Barber while introducing audiences to the beauty and power of new works by exciting composers from around the world.

With a proven history as an arts administrator, conductor, and opera director, Dr. Valente has shepherded new programs in academia as well as in the community, creating opportunities for performers to learn the craft of performing.

Upcoming Performances

Old Town Hall Bonita Lestina Concert Series
with Clarinetist Albert Hunt and Pianist Immanuela Gruenberg
January 8, 2016
8:00 PM
Fairfax, VA Spohr: Sechs Deutsche Lieder
PREMIERE: F L Dunkin Wedd:

My Lovely Day
She Wishes for Breast Implants
Old Town Hall

Friday Morning Music Club Concert Series
Liana Valente, soprano and piano
January 21, 2016
12:00 PM
Fairfax, VA Songs for Voice and Piano
William Vollinger: Bridge and Roses from Acts of Kindness
Judy Strubhar Ross: Crossing the Bar
Derek Healey: Tall Nettles from Five Edward Thomas Songs
Selections written for Dr. Liana Valente
   Peter Nickol: On to the Beach
   Timothy J. Brown: Little Miss Muffet
   Christopher M. Wicks: Learning the Twelve-Tone Piece
   Ken Paoli: The Final Cluster
   Joel Weiss: The Gleaner from I Love Red Poppies
Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Gallery Lounge
Howard University

Howard University Music Department
Wednesdays @ Noon Concert Series
with pianist Laurie Bunn
January 27, 2016
12:00 PM
Washington, DC William Vollinger and Liana Valente: Let's Talk
Old Town Hall

Friday Morning Music Club Concert Series
with clarinetist Albert Hunt
February 18, 2016
12:00 PM
Fairfax, VA Lori Laitman: The Butterfly from I Never Saw Another Butterfly
William Vollinger: The Child in the Hole
Calvary Baptist Church

Friday Morning Music Club
Composers Concert Series
Liana Valente, soprano and piano
February 19, 2016
Washington, DC PREMIERE: David Rubenstein: That Music Always Round Me
Sharon Shafer: The Artist Speaks