Alina Artemova earned a Doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Arts in Moscow, Russia, and received Master of Music Degree, Diploma Magna cum Laude from the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Russia, where she completed conducting, voice, and piano studies. Her professional engagements are currently divided into three categories: Performing Artist (Lyric Soprano, Conductor, Pianist and Organist), Music Director/Producer, and Professor of Music at the universities and colleges in the United States and previously, in Moscow, Russia. For over 20 years, Dr. Artemova has taught voice, piano, music theory, and diction for singers, she served as an opera/vocal coach and collaborative pianist at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach, University of California Irvine; Golden West College and Orange Coast College in Orange County. Her students have gone on to successful careers in music and theater arts singing with opera companies in USA and around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New-York and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Many entered music programs at prestigious universities in United States and abroad, some of her students were featured in the Hollywood movie and in TV series. Alina has performed internationally, in Europe, Russia, USA, and recently, Asia. She was featured as a Soprano soloist in major orchestral productions, such as Hayden, Nelson Mass; Schubert, Mass in G; Bach, Magnificat; Mozart Verper Solennes de Confessore and more, has sung opera roles, presented numerous chamber solo recitals, and sang and played piano with various chamber ensembles. She has toured with Russian State Philharmonic Society and the Union of Composers and performed in prestigious concert halls, most notably Kremlin Palace of Congress, Great Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, Musco Performing Arts Center, Barkley Theater in Irvine. Her voice is hailed for its “fusion of silvery color and warmth”. For many years she produced and directed Christmas show at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, CA, as well as Golden West College Community Theater in Huntington Beach, and at various churches around the area. As a Founder and Artistic Director of Concert Series “At the Gallery of Music”, Alina produced and directed numerous concerts, and collaborated in performance with high ranked professional musicians. As a conductor, Alina worked with diversity of people, conducted international choirs in Russia, Europe, an in USA (most recently, Schola Cantorum Ensemble and St. Cecilia Chorale at St. Cecilia Church, Tustin). She served at the Central TV and Mos-Film movie studios in Russia as a singer and a conductor, directing ensembles for scoring sessions and recording as an ensemble singer under various conductors. She has directed multi-lingual Community Choirs. Dr. Artemova prepared the choirs and the soloists and served as an organist, pianist, and a harpsichord player for numerous professional concert productions, such as “It’s Christmas” at the MUSCO Performing Arts Center and “Messiah at the Christ Cathedral”, Brahms’ Requiem, Hayden’s “The Creations” oratorio. She has coached soloists for the performance of Tchaikovsky’s Cantata “Moskva” at the Disney Hall in Los Angeles, as well as leading soloists and chorus at the Opera Pacific. In addition, she coached and accompanied under-graduate and graduate voice students in the Opera Program at the University of California in Irvine, and at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Alina assisted Music Director and played in the pit for various musical theater shows. Alina presented articles for UNESCO conference in 2012, published in multiple periodicals in Russia, guest-lectured at Los-Angeles World Mission University, Gnessin’s College in Moscow, conducted seminars for the faculty and students of USC. As an expert on Russian music, she has been invited to present seminars and workshops around the world on Russian Vocal and Choral literature and vocal diction. Dr. Artemova was a recipient of a grant from Golden West College, and she compiled a book of 8 Russian Songs with translations and transliterations, and recorded a CD performing both singing and recitation of these selections. Alina contributed to editing and translation into Russian language of the book “Singing for the Stars” by celebrities’ vocal coach Mr. Seth Riggs, while assisting in his vocal studio as a pianist-coach. Music has always been her passion, she feels compelled to celebrate and share the beauty of it with great integrity and passion. She is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing and College Music Society.