If the angels in heaven really sing, please let them do it like Nassief. Her voice combines the best of two worlds: It has bel canto size, warmth and height, and yet is svelte, with a youthful sparkle. - So wrote the Leipziger Volkszeitung when Kelley Nassief sang Elijah with the Gewandhausorchester and Kurt Masur on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of Mendelssohn's death.
Kelley Nassief's critically acclaimed and exquisite performances on symphonic stages across the globe have established her as one of the world's leading concert and recital artists. She has performed with such conductors as Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Charles Dutois, Julius Rudel, Marin Alsop, Joann Falletta, Seiji Ozawa, Hans Vonk, Neemi Jarvi, Carlos Prieto, Yeol Levi, and Miguel Harth Bedoya. Some orchestras Miss Nassief has performed with include: The New York Philharmonic, L'Orchestre de Paris, Dresden Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Royal Flemish Philharminic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Symphony, Tanglewood, and Houston Symphony. Miss Nassief continues to perform in concert and recital venues internationally. For upcoming performances, click on Calendar at the top of the page.
A teacher for more than 25 years, Kelley Nassief is a vocal pedagogue featured in master classes and clinics throughout the country. She has been an adjudicator for several competitions including National NATS. Miss Nassief has a private studio in Suffolk County NY and is a professor at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY where she teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Methods for Music Educators, Song Literature, and Diction for Singers.
Miss Nassief is a Master Teacher who has developed a personally tailored advanced teaching intensive program for private instructors and music educators who seek to develop advanced skills in teaching the voice, (for more information, click on clinics masterclasses, and lessons at the top of the page).
As a champion of music education, Kelley Nassief has a deep committment to imparting a love of music and a passion for the text to children and adults of all ages through performance, lessons, master classes and clinics. She is a member of NATS, VF, NYSTA, NAfME, CMS, and AGMA. She holds a Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, and a Bachelors of Music from Portland State University.
For a complete performance biography, click on Artist Information at the top of the page.