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FSPA Welcomes New Faculty

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts will welcome two new faculty members this fall. 

Pianist Seungok Lee comes to FSPA from several countries. In her native Korea, she earned her bachelors degree in music from Youngnam University in Daegu where she became the staff accompanist for the Daegu City Opera Company. Enrolled in the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Italy, she then spent six years earning a diploma in piano performance and in harpsichord performance. She followed this by enrolling in Oberlin College Conservatory, in Ohio, where she was awarded an Artist Diploma in early music. Moving to Boston, Ms. Lee earned a performance diploma and a masters in music degree in early music at the Longy School of Music and a masters of music in early music at Boston University. She has performed numerous recitals in Milan, Ohio, and Boston and she has worked with or accompanied several artists in the Boston area. She is currently on the faculty of the Boston Arts Academy.

Christopher Phillips joins Ballet Franklin, FSPA’s pre-professional ballet conservatory program. Phillips teaches classical dance using the Vaganova syllabus and is dedicated to providing the best classical ballet education for young and adult dancers; passing on the classical art-form through foundation, discipline, and artistry. Christopher has been teaching classical dance for over 15 years and is certified to teach all levels in the Vaganova system, pointe work, and partnering. Additionally, FSPA alumna and current teacher Victoria Collins has received her American Ballet Theatre certification in pre-primary through Level 3.  She will begin teaching children’s ballet levels this fall.

The FSPA Voice Faculty welcomes back Lizzy Stant for her first full school year. Stant, Soprano, received a master of music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from the New England Conservatory of Music. A classically trained coloratura, she has experience with opera, musical theater, jazz, and pop. Passionate about performing new music, Stant has commissioned three new pieces in the past year for Lili Tobias, Thomas Whitman, and Ian Weiss.  A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Stant believes that music education is a powerful way to bring people together, build self-confidence, stay mentally and physically healthy, and have fun. 

Current Drama Faculty member Kim Frigon will add the Creative Movement program to her schedule, instructing FSPA’s youngest pre-school dancers.  Frigon directs children’s plays and young student musicals and teaches both musical theater and acting classes at FSPA.

For information on FSPA’s programming and to read the bios of all faculty members, visit FSPA is located at 38 Main Street in Franklin, MA and can be reached at 508-528-8668. Follow on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.