Piano Instruction, Odyssey Choir Accompanist
Maria Rabbia hails from New Hartford, New York, and recently received an MM in Collaborative Piano from Ithaca College where she studied with Dr. Diane Birr. She received a BA in Piano from the College of Saint Rose, studying under Dr. Young Kim. Coaching and collaborative credits include International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany (2017-2020), The Voice Institute of the Finger Lakes (2019), and participation as a Young Artist with Opera Company of Middlebury (2019). Equally passionate about both art song and opera, Maria was a part of the Middlebury Song Festival (2018), and worked with Opera Ithaca on productions of La bohème (2019) and Carmen (2018). Maria has played for over 50 recitals at Ithaca College and is the pianist for the newly released The Great Courses “How to sing.” During COVID 2020, she was the music director for The Social Distance Opera Project’s premiere release of Don Giovanni. She will also be the pianist for SDO’s release of Rigoletto in fall 2020 and is slated to be the rehearsal pianist/chorus master for Opera Ithaca’s production of Le nozze di Figaro in fall 2021. Maria began accompanying the Odyssey Choir during the 2019-2020 season and is thrilled to now also be on board as a private piano instructor.