Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice invited by Syracuse University Janklow Arts Leadership in collaboration with The Skaneateles Festival to a Think Tank with Music Festival and Cultural Leaders

 Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice invited by Syracuse University Janklow Arts Leadership in collaboration with The Skaneateles Festival to a Think Tank with Music Festival and Cultural Leaders.

Syracuse University’s Arts Leadership Janklow Program in collaboration with the Skaneateles Festival will host a roundtable discussion on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 9:30am – 2:30pm held at the historic Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, New York.

This roundtable will focus on cultural and seasonal tourism, shifting demographics and the changes surrounding the music festival landscape with cultural leaders from an array of music disciplines. The participants are from varied locations, professional experience, and sector expertise with music as a unifying base.

Participants include: Marcia White, President & Executive Director of Saratoga Performing Arts Center – SPAC; Linda Chesis, Artistic Director of Cooperstown Summer Music Festival; Elaine Lipton, Executive Director of Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival; Alexander Lombard, Founder President & CEO of Lake George Music Festival; Christopher Powell, Director of Administration & Community Engagement of The Glimmerglass Festival; Debra Bell, Marketing Director of The Glimmerglass Festival; Susan Mark, Executive Director of Skaneateles Festival; Brian Mitchell, Managing Director of Kingston Chamber Music Festival; Brett Smock, Producing Artistic Director of Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Maria Todaro, Executive Director of Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice.


The roundtable discussion will be hosted Mark Nerenhausen who serves as both founding director and professor of practice of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program. He brings more than two decades of professional arts administration experience to Syracuse University.


The Janklow Program now in its 3rd year focuses on leadership in the creative and performing arts. The Janklow Program operates at the intersection of arts administration and social entrepreneurship. By combining interdisciplinary coursework with professional mentorships, competitive internships, and unique immersion opportunities, we make you more competitive in today’s knowledge economy.

The Skaneateles Festival is one of the most premier summer music festivals in upstate New York. Set in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region, Skaneateles community-inspired, and recognized for its creative and dynamic concert

Maria Todaro and David Wroe , Bohemian life!

Maria Todaro is staging  ” La Boheme” for the NJ Festival Orchestra , Director David Wroe.   Darik Knutsen, FofV Favorite to sing Marcello in that beautiful and original production

The wonderful Susan Powell is Back this Summer!

susan Powell

We will have the tremendous pleasure to welcome back the incomparable Susan Powell ( In the role of Kate , in Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter.. by her side as Fred Graham,  international star , Richard White (


Opera News sings the praises of FofV!

“Phoenicia has joined Bard and Caramoor as a destination to consider for weekend and day trips; next summer promises Otello and Kiss Me, Kate! ” —David Shengold
Read the whole article here:,_NY__The_Medium,_Of_Mice_and_Men.html

Working with our neighbors!

co founder Maria Todaro will teach at the  Paul Green Rock Academy vocal tech, sight singing, public presentation ( useful for shows and auditions), styles to see influence of classical music and Baroque in Rock, a little bit of music history, vocal health. gospel+barbershop+background+music harmony for singers, how to do RIFFS AND RUNS( and compare with baroque “ornamentation”) finally how to scream in a healthy way… private coaching .. so? coming?


Working with Master Starts!!!

From Monday 20th to Friday 24th.. a great 8 to 12 Music program at the Emerson with Orff Instruments and great Faculty!

register early next year!!! class is totally sold out!


Divas in Phoenicia in 2015

The incomparables  Frederica Von Stade, Lauren Flanigan, Victoria Livengood, Susan Powell, Rosalind Elias , Sheila Jordan!

A rare bouquet of mastery , grace and femininity .