Ann Harter

Ann Harter, soprano and voice teacher is a featured soloist in the Newburyport and North Shore area. Drawing from twenty years of vocal performance and ten years of private voice study in the classical Bel Canto technique; she teaches and sings in a variety of genres, styles and languages. Ann teaches children, adolescents, and adults to sing in an open, healthy way; to use proper technique in terms of breath, resonance, support, posture, flexibility and a release of tension within the body. She assists her students in finding their own voice and the joy of communicating through song. Among her solo performance credits are the Mendelssohn “Elijah”, Vivaldi “Gloria”, Bach “St. John’s Passion”, Handel “Messiah”, Faure “Requiem”, “Canciones Españolas Antiguas” of Federico Garcia Lorca and the Heitor Villa-Lobos “Bachianas Brasileiras No.5”. Ann, whose father was born in Brazil, also sings Brazilian Bossa Nova jazz and has performed the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto throughout the Northshore. Scheduled for release in December 2014 is the CD, “A Subtle Thread”, with Ann Harter singing the original compositions of John Tavano with lyrics by the poet, Alfred Nicol. Ann studied voice with Dorothea Pliatska, Martha Peabody, Aliana de La Guardia and Neal Ferreira and has a BFA from Miami University of Ohio; with additional studies at the American University of Beirut, the University of Mexico and the Escola Panamericana de Arte in São Paulo, Brazil. Her web site is,