Vicki Shaghoian was a member of the core-acting faculty at the Yale School of Drama for fourteen years [Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Acting], and helped pilot a program for the Ted Shen Curriculum at Yale University. This past year she stepped in as the interim Singing Teacher for the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). Now, back on the east coast, Shaghoian is a hailed master teacher of voice and acting. Her work as music director/vocal coach credits include: YRT world premieres of We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Adam Bock, Todd Almond), The Black Monk (David Rabe); Iphigenia at Aulis and Serious Money; Athol Fugard’s Coming Home and Have You Seen Us? (Long Wharf Theatre); Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses (Broadway understudies).
Among her many affiliations as a performer, music director, vocal coach, are The Public Theater-New Playwrights, The Drama League-New Directors-New Works Program, New York Musical Theater Festival, All Stages New Playwright Series, New York International Fringe Festival, New York Instant Shakespeare Company, Miscreant Theater Company, Medicine Show Theater, The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, SF American Conservatory Theater, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, SOU, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center-NTI, The Actors Center, Working Classroom (Otto René Castillo Award), American Singer Seminar-Breckenridge, CO, and founding member Artistic Advisory Council for JTVA.
She has debuted over dozen libretti with the celebrated Donald Pippin, West Coast American Composers/Writers' Workshops, B.M.I. Musical Theatre Writers' Workshops, NOA Conference-"Crossover Singing " (Marni Nixon, Sheldon Harnick, William Bolcom and Jack Beeson), and Program Chairman and Program Director for SFNATS. She is a recipient of the Rotary International Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award where she studied at the Royal College of Music (ARCM), and the Alexander Institute in London.
Vicki Shaghoian is critically acclaimed for her versatility as a singer-actor on stages ranging from San Francisco Opera to Montreux International Jazz Festival: Jenûfa (Sir Charles Mackkeras); Der Rosenkavalier (Sir John Pritchard); Das Lied von der Erde, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, and The Seven Deadly Sins (all with Kent Nagano); world premiere, Un racconto fiorentino (Avery Fisher Hall); created the role of Wallis Simpson in Windsor Follies (Laurie Beechman Theatre & Waldorf Astoria), performed in 365 Plays/365 Days: Week 51 by Suzan-Lori Parks (Directed by Liz Diamond), and as Raneskaya in Miscreant Theater’s The Cherry Orchard.
Vicki is a proud member of AEA, AGMA, and THE ACTORS CENTER.