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My Background

I have been a familiar face in the Vail Valley for the past twenty-five years.  I've produced and performed several cabaret shows including "A Bit of Broadway", "Curtain's Up, Broadway Comes West", "An Evening of Cabaret", "Apres Opera" and "Goin' to the Chapel" which have been performed at traMonti Risorante,  Larkspur Restaurant, the Vail Cascade Hotel and the Beaver Creek Chapel.  I've appeared as a guest artist at the Opera Dinners at Ludwig's located in the Sonnenalp Hotel.  I  performed as one of the "Satin Dolls", a popular swing trio that performed at Club Chelsea, Ford Amphitheater and at the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts. 

Originally from Philadelphia, I won two scholarships to attend the prestigious 

Juilliard School of Music in New York.  (now known as The Juilliard School).  While in New York, I was cast as understudy for "Leisl" in the "The Sound of Music." I took leave of absence from Juilliard and went on to tour with the show starring Florence Henderson, for a year.  Upon my return, I received a recording contract and had several releases under the name of Maxine Starr including "The Wishing Star" which was the theme from the movie, "Taras Bulba." I also performed a nightclub act in Philadelphia, New Jersey

& New York and appeared on television. For several summers,  I toured the Music Fair circuit with Allegro Productions, an equity Children's Theater troupe. I was the Cantorial Soloist for B'nai Vail Congregation for 23 years before retiring

from that position in 2015.  Previously, I taught  voice in Vail, CO for fifteen years and currently teach voice privately at my vocal studio located in Eagle Ranch, in Eagle CO.  I've been a  member of NATS, (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and have completed my Level 1 certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method, an integrated body-based,  functional approach to both classical and contemporary commercial singing.