Roza Tulyaganova Studio

I have been singing and teaching voice for over 10 years. I have worked with many companies including Hubbard Hall Theater, Las Vegas Opera, Mississippi Opera, Dicapo Opera, and Manhattan Opera, in addition to others.  I began my career as a voice major at McLennan Community College. I received my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, my Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and my Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook. While studying for my doctoral degree, I taught voice to undergraduate students at Stony Brook and also maintained a private voice studio. I taught an undergraduate Opera Workshop course as well. During my first year of study at Stony Brook, I was given the opportunity to stage Stone Guest, an opera by Alexander Dargomizhsky for the graduate opera class, as well as coaching the singers in Russian. While studying at the Manhattan School of Music I was the stage director for Handel’s Sersein the Baroque Ensemble Class. I also had the opportunity to direct a modern opera by Maria Incontrera for Remarkable Theater that was performed at Carnegie Hall. In May of 2013, I was invited by Brooklyn College to direct opera scenes, and I was invited back again the following fall.  In 2010, I became an artist-in-residence with Dicapo Opera Theater in New York where I served for 3 years as a resident soprano. In addition to my performing experience, I also coached Russian for their production of Iolanta by Tchaikovsky.  I recently gave a master class in Uzbekistan at the National College of Music and was invited to work there as full-time voice professor. In the summer of 2013 I was invited to work as the assistant director to the internationally-acclaimed director Thaddeus Strassberger at the prestigious Bard SummerScape Festival in New York. Mr. Strassberger invited me to work with him the following summer at the Ekaterinburg State Theater, Russia.   I will continue to work as his assistant director this summer, as well.


I feel that I have a lot to offer the new generation of singers. During this past school year, I have taught voice at McLennan Community College which has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the specific needs of my voice students.  In addition, my roles as a singer, director and assistant director, and language coach have equipped me with vision beyond studio and classroom teaching.  My unique international background is a benefit to both regional and international recruitment.

All of these experiences would make me a valuable person to your program.

“Dr. Tulyaganova is a fantastic voice instructor. She is very enthusiastic and committed to her students. She has motivat- ed me to work harder under her direction and I have greatly improved. Not only has she helped with my technique, but she has helped me become a confident performer. Beyond being a good instructor she really cares about how her stu- dents are doing. Dr. Tulyaganova is the best voice instructor I have ever had.”

Samuel Raines, Freshman,

McLennan Community College

“Ms. Tulyaganova is very impressive in her approach: both exacting and encouraging in her specificity and simultaneous- ly able to communicate broad artistic ideas to serve a performable goal.”

Christopher Dylan Herbert, Graduate Student, The Julliard School

Her [Roza Tulyaganova], patience, depth of knowledge, and passion for learning were infectious and I have never for- gotten it. I still perform that aria to this day and many people have remarked how good the Russian sounds.

Steven Brown, Graduate Student,

Manhattan School of Music

"Roza Tulyaganova is an exceptional Russian diction coach. Not only is she a native Russian speaker, she has a singer's perspective and understands diction and IPA. She is able to explain the differences between Russian and other lan- guages, as well as specifically addressing how Russian pronunciation in singing differs from speech. I learned so much working with her.”

Jeanette Fontaine, Graduate Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Roza Tulyaganova is a very enlightening teacher. She is honest, motivating, has good ideas, communicates well, and inspires me to work hard.