Resume

Education


University of Delaware, Newark, DE- Bachelor of Music Education - voice (1972-1977)
                  Vienna International Music Center - Vienna Austria (Semester Abroad) (1976)
                  AIMS - American Institute of Musical Studies - Graz, Austria (1978)
Hochschule fur Musik und Theater - Hannover, Germany- Artist's Diploma (1979-1984)
                  Goethe Institute- Blaubeuren, Germany- Summer (1979) - German language study
                  Dante Alighieri - Fierenze (Florence), Italy - January (1980)- Italian language study
                  AIMS - American Institute of Musical Studies - Graz, Austria (1984)
University of Maryland- College Park, MD - DMA Vocal Performance (1996-1998)
                  NATS (National Association of Teacher's of Singing Conferences) "Teaching Men to Sing "- Indianna University
                  NATS Conference at Rider University (Westminster Choir College) - Summer 2004)
                  NATS National Conferences - San Diego, CA, New Orleans, LA, Nashville, TN (2005, 2007, 2009)
                  Classical Singer Convention - New York, NY May 28-20, (2010)

Employment


Performance:: (Professional Opera Singer)
                    Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, West Germany - (1984-1986)
                   Schleswig Holsteinisches Landestheater Flensburg - (1987-1990)                   
                    Eduard von Winterstein Theater- Annaberg Buccholz, Germany (1990-1996)

Guest Performances:
Hebbel Theater in Berlin, alte Oper in Frankfurt, Nienburg Theater in Hannover, Stadttheater Kiel, Stadttheater Konstanz, Stadttheater Heidelberg , Karlovy Vary and Marien Bad in the Czech Republic, Greifenstein Festspiele in former East Germany as well as in numerous outdoor symphony concerts throughout Saxony.  Ms. Bentz has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Auener Symphonic Orchestra in Furth and in Hannover, Germany, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in Washington, D.C., in “La Bella Voce” with The Opera and Musical Theater of LaGrange, Georgia with the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra at UNO, with the UNOmaha Wind Symphony, with the Annaberg Wind symphony in Weiden, Germany, with the UNOmaha Concert Choir and Heartland Philharmonic in Poulenc’s “Gloria”, with Westminster’s College Orchestra singing Mozart’s Cantata, “Exultate Jubilate” and Rejoice Greatly from the Messiah, Carmina Burana with Westminster College's Wind Symphony, as Gilda with Valley Lyric Opera, as soloprano soloist in Faure Requiem with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently as the Soprano solois in Mendelssohn's Elijah - Canton, OH.

Teaching:
                     University of Omaha, Nebraska - Visiting Professor (1998-2001) -Applied Voice, Opera Workshop, Diction, Class voice
                                     Vocal Arts International Summer Institute in Washington, D.C (Sumemr 2000)- German Diction
                    Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
- Associate Professor (2001-2010)- Applied Voice, German, French, Italian and Latin Dictions, Opera Literuature, Vocal Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, Opera
                                     Workshop (Opera Westmisnter.


Presentations

             MTNA Convention - Westmisnter College
             PMEA Convention Grove City College - March 2010

Awards
            Rotary Scholarship for Study Abroad - (1979)
            Governor’s Citation for "Outstanding Vocal Performance" from the Maryland State Arts Council. (2000)
           Service Learning Award - Westmisnter College -( 2008)