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Gillian Fields is a dedicated musician teaching private lessons online and in the Raleigh-Durham area.
The Hartt School of the University of Hartford
Master of Music: Voice Performance
Meredith College
Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance
Gillian Fields
Voice, Piano


Music has been a part of Gillian’s life for as long as she can remember. Whether it was rocking in her crib as a toddler to whatever music was playing in the home, learning her first church hymn on her grandmother’s antique piano, or hearing the voice of Leontyne Price for the first time and and saying “I want to do that!!” From a young age, Gillian was exposed to different genres of music including jazz, gospel, classical, and R&B by her parents and her public school education. Gillian started taking piano lessons in her last year of elementary school, when her school transitioned into a gifted and talented magnet school. After her first recital in fifth grade, Gillian was hooked, and knew that music was going to be an integral part of her life.

Gillian began to take private piano lessons at age twelve and played with her school’s jazz ensemble, as well as becoming the pianist for two choirs at her church. She also sang with the school’s choral ensemble, and was recognized with the “Superior Achievement in Choral Music” award in her final year at Ligon G&T Magnet Middle School. After being accepted to Enloe G&T Magnet High School, Gillian continued her development in piano, and began to discover that she had been given the gift and love for singing as well. During her sophomore year, Gillian began private voice lessons. As a member of her school’s Chamber Choir, Gillian had the privilege to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” at Carnegie Hall, conducted by Kurt Masur. Gillian continued to perform in piano and voice recitals throughout her high school years.

Gillian received a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in voice performance from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. While attending Meredith, Gillian performed in choral works and opera scenes, and was an accompanist for other voice majors in the department. It was during her sophomore year that Gillian experienced one of many musical highlights of her life, when she heard Leontyne Price in recital and had the opportunity to meet her idol afterwards! That experience drove Gillian to aspire to be, not just the best singer, but the best artist possible. During her senior year, Gillian was one of the winners of Meredith’s annual Concerto Competition, which provided her the opportunity to perform with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.

Gillian attended The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and earned a Masters of Music degree with a concentration in voice performance. While attending the Hartt School, Gillian became a chorus/ ensemble member of Connecticut Opera in Hartford, CT. During her tenure with the company, Gillian performed in various operatic works ranging from Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, to Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. After graduation, Gillian continued performing with Connecticut Opera and also had the privilege to perform with The Berkshire Opera.

After spending many years in the corporate arena, Gillian decided to reignite her love of music through teaching. As she reflects on her musical career, Gillian acknowledges the choral directors, piano and voice teachers who supported, challenged and encouraged her development and she wants to share that same knowledge and passion with the next generation.

Gillian provides every student with a solid technical foundation, but more importantly, she develops her students to find the meaning behind the music. She wants to help her students discover their own interpretation of the music and find joy in expressing themselves through this creative art form.

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