About Iris Reyes

Iris brings a wide range of diversity to her studio. The ability to teach and integrate diversity in musical styles is appealing to her students. Iris incorporates vocal training in Classical, contemporary, gospel, folk, Latin, jazz, and pop. Iris has extensive experience performing Spanish folkloric, sacred and secular music.

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Teaching Credentials  |  Past Performances  | Coaching Practicum

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder
Master of Music
Voice Performance/Pedagogy Emphasis, 1998

University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Music
Voice Performance/Pedagogy, 1995

The Reese Institute
Oviedo, Florida
Certification in Massage Therapy, 1985

MTI Business College
Hawthorne, California
Business Administration, 1971

Teaching Emphasis

Teaching emphasis is placed on vocal health and technique; vocal agility and resonance, expanding vocal range, fine tune stage presence, performance techniques and musical interpretation. Postural awareness, breathing and relaxation techniques are an integral part of training.

Iris helps students prepare for juries, recitals, and performances. She teaches a combination of vocal techniques to students with a variety of stylistic musical interests. Authenticity in foreign language diction is important. Iris teaches diction for singing in: English, Spanish, Italian, Latin, French and German.

In the University setting, the focus is to prepare Music Performance Majors and Minors, Music Education and Music Ministry Majors as well as Applied Voice Students for the required curriculum in an environment where they can explore and experience their full potential.

For private students, repertoire presented is according to individual interests ranging from Spanish literature and other foreign languages, Classical, contemporary, folk, jazz and pop styles. Performance training is provided and applied through the means of Student Recitals and Master Classes, NATS competitions and auditions through out the year.

Teaching Experience

Private Voice Studio
Denver, Colorado | 1998 – Present

Colorado Christian University-
Affiliate Voice Faculty

Lakewood, CO | 2008 – Present

DJ’s Music Box- Voice Instructor
Denver, CO | 1998 – 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder- Applied Voice Instructor
Continuing Education
Boulder, CO | 1996 – 1998

Private Studio
Orlando, FL & Boulder, CO | 1993 – 1998

Performances & Solos

Faculty Recital – Irina Moreland, piano
Gregory Walker, violin; Mark Stookesberry, guitar
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO | February 2016

Second Annual New Works Concert
Abundant Silence Presentation
Barbara Lepke, harp; Barbara Wollan, soprano
Denver, CO | January 2016

Metropolitan Choral Festival
Soloist for Bach Magnificat
(BWV 243)
Denver, CO | August 2015

Soloist for Special Events
1969 – present

Dorothy, Wizard of Oz, A Biblical Interpretation
Park Hill United Methodist Church | July 2011

CCU Faculty Voice and Piano Recital
Collaborative recital with
Pearl Rutherford, soprano and Cathy Motter, piano
Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO | February 2011

Voice & Guitar Concert
Mark Stookesberry, David VanderHamm, Ryan Fiegl
Cameron Church, Denver, CO | October 2008

An Evening of Song: Festival of Musical Diversity
A joint recital to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation with
Melissa Eckhoff, soprano, Kenrick Mervine, piano/organ
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Denver, CO | May 2006

Voice Recital
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Denver University | Oct. 2003

Guest Soloist, Songs of the Americas Concert
Denver School of the Arts | October 2003

Music Director, Performer and Arranger for ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod Annual Meeting Banquet and Closing Services
Presented Spanish Sacred Program with Latin Ensemble | May 2001

ELCA Music Jubilee
Music Coordinator, Arranger and Performer for Latin Christian Music Presentation
Chicago, IL | July 2000

The 53rd Annual Easter Sunrise Program
Red Rock Amphitheater | April 2000

ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Spanish Presentation
Opening and Closing Services | August 1999

Mozart Requiem
Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, CO | 1998

Music from Puerto Rico
Thesis II | 1998

Classical Recital
Thesis 1 | 1997

CU Afro-Cuban Ensemble
University of Colorado | 1997

César Concepción Orchestra
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico | 1997

Greg Carroll Jazz Trio
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO | 1996

Junior and Senior Recitals
University of Central Florida | 1994, 1995

Bach Magnificat
University of Central Florida | 1992

Sunny Days Variety Band-Lead Vocalist, Conventions/Special Events
Orlando, FL | 1989 – 1995

Flamenco Guitarist, Classical and Spanish Folk
Massachusetts | 1969 – 1971

Soloist for Special Events
1969 – present

Opera & Opera Scenes

Ma Moss, Tenderland 
Aaron Copland
Denver, CO | 1998

Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro
University of Colorado | 1997

Dorabella, Cossi fan tutti
University of Colorado | 1997

Hansel, Hansel and Gretel
University of Central Florida | 1994

Dalilah, Samson et Dalilah
University of Central Florida | 1993

La Gioconda
University of Central Florida | 1992

Ensembles & Choirs

Soloist in Voices
Park Hill United Methodist Church
Denver, CO | 2008 – 2013

Ave Quartet
Performances in Chicago, Minnesota, England
Colorado Springs, Denver | 1998 – 1999

Soloist/Section Leader in Chancel Choir
Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver, CO | 1998 – 1999

Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Guest Performer
University of Colorado | 1997

University Singer
Soloist/Alto Section Leader
University of Colorado | 1996 – 1997

Ars Nova, Soloist/Alto Section Leader
Boulder, CO | 1995

UCF Choir Soloist/Alto Section Leader/Social Chair
University of Central Florida | 1991 – 1995

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
University of Central Florida | 1991 – 1994

Madrigal Singers
University of Central Florida | 1992 – 1993

Interfaith Choirs
Florida, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico | 1965 – 1995

Vocal Coaching

Afro-Cuban Ensemble
University of Colorado at Boulder | 1997

Variety Bands
Orlando, Florida | 1987 – 1995

Gospel Trio
Massachusetts | 1969 – 1971

Piano Instruction

Private Studio
Denver, CO | 1998 – Present

Iris teaches basic piano skills to voice students.
Teaching application includes sight-reading, ear training, rhythm, music theory, and piano technique.

DJ’s Music Box
Denver, CO | 1998 – 2008

Spanish Bilingual Teacher

Self Employed
Boulder and Denver, CO | 1995 – Present
Teach conversational Spanish.
Assist voice students with Spanish diction and translations.

Latin American Summer Program
Boston, Massachusetts | 1969
Provided curriculum to prepare children of minority families for the scholastic year.
Taught English, mathematics, music, art, and science.
Presented students with multicultural experiences.

Language Skills: Fluent in Spanish

Active Memberships

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

Awards

Third Place 
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Greeley, CO | 1997

First Place
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Orlando, FL | 1995

First Place
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Orlando, FL | 1994

Third Place
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Orlando, FL | 1994