From the Dominican Republic, by way of New York City, mezzo-soprano Gina Razón is recognized for her versatility, physicality, and the rich warmth of her instrument. She shifts effortlessly between the opera house and the concert hall, expressing her unique blend of musicality in movement, timing, and dramatic intensity. Embracing diverse roles, Ms. Razón radiates an uninhibited flow of emotion exploring the nuances of the human condition. A gifted recitalist, Ms. Razón infuses the song recital with a sense of immediacy and vitality. She particularly enjoys new compositions and both Latin American and twentieth-century literature.
Gina Razón has taught voice for over fifteen years in private, community and academic settings. She founded GROW Voice in 2013 to address the needs of singers and speakers using structural alignment and the body's natural tendencies.
Past teaching experience includes: private voice for non-major voice students and Creativity for the Voice, a four-credit voice class, at the University of Denver; lead teacher for the Singer-Actor Weekly Workout; music and opera appreciation; general music and acting instruction in the K-12 setting. Ms. Razón holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Music from the University of Denver. She has been trained in vocal pedagogy (including the teaching of young voices), private studio instruction, movement, acting (Stanislavski,Balk, Viewpoints); theatre pedagogy, public speaking, entrepreneurship, Alexander Technique, diction and repertoire selection.
Gina is a certified Somatic Voicework Teacher (the LoVetri Method) and draws upon Fitzmaurice Voicework, Alexander Technique, and a solid curiosity about physiology and alignment to craft vocal technique. She is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and The Voice Foundation.