Arlene Shrut

Arlene Shrut

  • Vocal Coach

Heralded as both a steward for the artistic traditions of classical music as well as a visionary for its future, collaborative pianist and coach Arlene Shrut has been appointed to the artist faculty of the UNCG School of Music where she will serve as Vocal Coach.

Dr. Shrut’s appointment is made possible through a generous grant from The Sorel Organization(opens in new window). The mission of The Sorel Organization is to create opportunities for women in composition, conducting, piano, voice and film scoring. The group presented Arlene with its first Sorel Legacy Medallion, an award that honors the work of female artists whose careers reflect lifetime achievement in music through performance, training, or service.

Hailed by The New York Times as a “strong and sensitive pianist,” she performs with the elite performers of today while training the musicians of tomorrow. Arlene has collaborated with Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Angela Meade, Isabel Leonard, Carla Rae Cook, Michael Fabiano, Anton Belov, Alissa Deeter, and Takaoki Onishi.

As an educator, Arlene currently serves on the Senior Coaching Faculty of The Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as well as the Vocal-Piano Recital Faculty at Manhattan School of Music. In May 2016, Arlene was honored for her twenty-five years of service as a faculty member of The Juilliard School. While on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival, she taught classes and coached productions centering on Mozart and German operas. Arlene also coached for Wagner’s Ring Cycle for Arizona Opera. Arlene also served as head of the Accompanying Department at Syracuse University and on the Evening Division Faculties of The Juilliard School and Mannes College. In 2003, Classical Singer magazine named Arlene the inaugural “Coach of the Year.”

As a musical visionary, Arlene has been at the forefront of music’s changing landscape to advance training, generate opportunities, and create innovative solutions to promote classical music.