Dr. Madelyn Spring Gearheart earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a Doctorate in Music and Music Education from Columbia University.
A lyric coloratura soprano, Dr. Gearheart performed with the Venice opera, Teatro La Fenice, and the Verona opera, L’Arnea di Verona during the seven years that she lived in Italy. She was a finalist in the international opera competition, “R Stracciari” in Bologna. She studied with notable teachers Mario Del Monaco, William Warfield and William Eddy.
Dr. Gearheart is the founder and conductor of the New Hampshire Youth Chorus and the New Hampshire Women’s Chorus. She has been a guest conductor and vocal coach for the Summer Youth Music School at the University of New Hampshire and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter. She operates a private voice studio and appears as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator.
Dr. Gearheart is a member of the National Music Educators Conference (MENC) and is Past President of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In 2012 she was named the ACDA Choral Conductor of the Year.