Marion Giambattista, Chorus II conductor
When Chorus II conductor Marion Giambattista moved to the Cortland area, she began voice lessons with Shirley Wilson, a much loved resident of Cortland. She continued studying voice with Leslie Bennett at Ithaca College, and obtained a masters in vocal performance at Syracuse University where she studied with Helen Boatwright. While teaching as an adjunct at Ithaca College and at Cornell University, Ms. Giambattista gave regular voice and chamber music recitals. She sang solo roles in oratorios with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and other area orchestras before moving to Cortland High School where she taught vocal and choral music for ten years. Presently she teaches in the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts department and Cornell University and continues to sing in several groups.
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