Dr. Vicki Fingalson Madison Download Vicki's VCard

Associate Professor (Voice, Opera Workshop)

ph. 715-394-8182
office. HFAC 1108
Music Department - UW-Superior

Dr. Vicki Fingalson, Soprano, has 17 years of experience teaching undergraduate voice and opera, and 20 years of professional performing experience, giving her a depth of current knowledge important for training today’s young singers.  Her students are frequently among the winners and finalists in school, local and regional competitions and awards (National Associations for Teachers of Singing, Matinee Musicale, University Concerto Competition, Clef Society).  In addition, they frequently serve as section leaders with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and appear in comprimario and chorus roles with Lyric Opera of the North during their undergraduate study.  

As an educator, Vicki has served as Minnesota Opera’s Teaching Artist, Opera Workshop Instructor at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and Instructor of Voice at Concordia College, Moorhead.  In addition, she frequently serves as stage director and vocal coach for Minnesota Opera’s Summer Opera Camp.  Currently, Dr. Fingalson is Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at UW-Superior where she teaches Studio Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Repertoire, Diction, and directs Opera Workshop.  She is co-producer of the Superior Voices Benefit Concert series and is a recipient of the Distinguished Creativity Faculty Award at UW-Superior.  Dr. Fingalson received degrees in voice performance from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (DMA), University of Colorado - Boulder (MM), and Concordia College - Moorhead, MN (BM).

With nearly 50 roles and over 60 productions to her credit ranging from grand opera to musical theater, Dr. Fingalson has been acclaimed for her "luscious sound and comedic sensibility", as well as her "soaring soprano” and "powerful voice".  She has performed several times with the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra in roles such as Marianne in Der Rosenkavalier, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Sandman/Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel.  As a regular with St. Paul-based Skylark Opera, she was featured most recently in Sondheim’s Putting It Together and in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill. Other national performances include Musetta in La Boheme with West Virginia Symphony, Colorado Opera Festival, and Colorado Lyric Theatre; Nedda in I Pagliacci and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Western Plains Opera; Sandman/Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel with the Colorado Symphony; and Dircea in Casanova’s Homecoming with The Minnesota Opera. In addition, she has been broadcast numerous times on Minnesota Public Radio in live and pre-recorded performances, and often appears with her husband, baritone Jeffrey Madison, in recital and concert performances.

In the Twin Ports, Dr. Fingalson has performed the roles of Madeline/Isabelle in Face on the Barroom Floor, Violetta in La Traviata, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Lyric Opera of the North; as Soprano Soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Frasquita in Carmen with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins with the Duluth Playhouse; and featured in Oh, Coward! at the Playhouse Underground Theater.  For more on Dr. Fingalson, including upcoming performances, visit: www.vickifingalson.com

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Fingalson Madison, Vicki S
Spring Semester 2017

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/9/16 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2017
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - Music
1393MUSI 139Applied Music-Voice
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wed 3:00pm-3:50pm.)
001 1.00 - 2.00  FA 1108  ARR 7 of 8 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wed 3:00pm-3:50pm.)
1532MUSI 146French and German Diction
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001 1.00  FA 1181 TTh 2:00PM- 2:50PM 30 of 32 open
1394MUSI 150Concert/Recital Class
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Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Required/All Music Majors & Minors
001 0.00  FA 2141 11:00AM- 11:50AM 28 of 50 open
  
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Required/All Music Majors & Minors
1456MUSI 239Applied Music-Voice
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 3:50pm).
001 4.00  FA 1108  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 3:50pm).
1496MUSI 317Opera Workshop
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Instructor Consent Required
Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail Instructor consent Required Opera Workshop will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium and Old Main 302
001 0.00 - 1.00  OM 0207A TTh 5:15PM- 6:30PM 9 of 9 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail Instructor consent Required Opera Workshop will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium and Old Main 302
1431MUSI 339Applied Music-Voice
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wed 3:00pm-3:50pm.)
001 1.00 - 2.00  FA 1108  ARR 2 of 3 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wed 3:00pm-3:50pm.)
1488MUSI 395Half Recital
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005 1.00  FA 1108  ARR 1 of 1 open
1474MUSI 439Applied Music-Voice
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 3:50pm).
001 4.00  FA 1108  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only. (Weekly voice seminar attendance is required for all music majors: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 3:50pm).
1495MUSI 495Full Recital
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Instructor Consent Required
006 2.00  FA 1108  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/9/16 11:45 AM.