Music Camp Faculty

Rose Guccione - Voice Photo of Rose Guccione

Rose Guccione is a professional opera singer who is principally known for performances in works by Giuseppe Verdi, including the title role in Aïda, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Leonora in La forza del destino, and Leonora in Il trovatore. Her Aïda was a Chicago Tribune Critic's Choice which declared her “the genuine article of Verdi singers” and further exclaimed “Guccione's voice was simply magnificent from top to bottom, beautifully nuanced in all dynamic ranges.”

Rose is also passionate about comedy. At the Second City Training Center, Rose completed “Comedic Songwriting” with Mike Descoteaux, Improv Intensives with Bina Martin and Writing Intensives with Ed Ferrara. While at SCTC, she performed in Running Wild! – the musical improv show directed by Joe Latessa at Donny’s Skybox Theatre. Rose is a graduate of Josephine Forsberg’s Players Workshop Original Improv Program and Acting Academy for Improvisors. As an ensemble member, Rose composed music, wrote and performed sketch comedy and directed with Salsation Theatre Company.

Rose is on the voice faculty at Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago, and is a teaching artist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago OperaKids program. Rose is currently in the Honors Program at Northeastern Illinois University where she has received several scholarships and awards, including the Ruth Hanna Scholarship, Music Talent Scholarship, Honors Scholarship and High Academic Achievement Award. As owner of OperaGram.com®, Rose was generously featured in the Chicago Tribune, and on NBC5 News Today and the John Landecker Show on WLS 890 AM.

 

Devvora Papatheodorou - Piano Photo of Devvora Papatheodorou

She is currently on the faculty of Dominican University, Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago High School for the Arts and has taught at the Merit School of Music and Old Town School of Folk Music.

Moreover, Ms. Papatheodorou has a five-year administrative experience running music programs for a major community school of music, with duties including coordinating lessons for 600 students, running 40 recitals annually, overseeing 100 faculty as well as program and financial management. She has offered teacher seminars in repertoire, class management skills and methodology.

Devvora earned her Master’s in Music degree (piano performance) from DePaul University. She also has a Bachelor of Music (piano performance) from the Nikos Skalkotas Concervatory and a second Bachelor of Music (harmony) from Model Conservatory. She has studied with Mary Sauer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deborah Sobol of the Chicago Chamber Musicians, John Nauman and Dimitri Toufexis. Devvora has been part of various chamber ensembles over the years, a piano duo for six years and has performed solo in various venues. She is an active performer.