Magen Slesinger is the Coordinator of Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts for Watertown Public Schools. She earned a B.S. in music education at Rhode Island College, a masters in Creative Arts and Learning at Lesley University, a masters in Educational Leadership at Endicott College and her Orff-Schulwerk certification from Bridgewater State University. She has sung with many choral groups including the Ocean State Light Opera Company, the Boston Pops Holiday Chorus, the Providence Singers, the Oriana Consort and In Choro Novo. She has been spotted in Renaissance garb singing madrigals at King Richard’s Faire with Big Smile Entertainment and in victorian garb singing carols with the Victorian Holiday Carolers in the winter months.
Magen highly values her McClosky voice training, using it exclusively in her studio where she primarily teaches adults and teenagers to sing music of all different styles. She also works with people with vocal health troubles, helping them back on the road to healthy speaking and singing. She has given several lectures and demostrations of the technique to teachers in Wellesley and Watertown, is a regular presenter at the annual NGH convention, and uses the technique with her chorus of young singers to encourage healthy and beautiful vocal production in their first choral experience. She credits the McClosky technique with much of her success as both a performer and music educator and is shameless in her use of the technique to impress strangers in dive bars while singing karaoke.