Magen Joy Slesinger
Joy Slesinger has been a music educator in the MA public schools for 25 years, serving both as a teacher and administrator. Realizing that her true love is working with young singers, she recently took a leap and returned to the classroom, where she is thrilled to be teaching elementary general music and chorus in Wayland, MA. 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 became a certified professional coach and ELI master practitioner at iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). 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. In addition to her career as a music educator and vocalist, she is also a certified professional coach and provides life, leadership, and performance coaching for adults and teenagers through MiM Professional Coaching.
Joy highly values her McClosky voice training, using it exclusively in her voice studio where she primarily teaches adults and teenagers to sing music of all different styles. She has given several lectures and demonstrations of the technique: to teachers in Wellesley and Watertown, to BAKE (Boston Area Kodaly Educators), and as a regular presenter at the annual NGH convention. She 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 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.