Christel Veraart – Resume
Composer / Musician / Singer
Influences: Ambient, Classical, Cinematic, Classical Avant-Garde

 

Formal Education

2013, Certificate of Orchestration, Berklee School of Music, Orchestration I, Boston, USA

1983-1991, BA in Music, Conservatory of Music, Piano Studies, Maastricht, The Netherlands

 

Private Studies

1992-2000, Vocal Training, Academy for the Arts, Eysden, The Netherlands

1996, Private Vocal Studies, London, United Kingdom

1995, Vocal Training, Heresford, United Kingdom

1995, Piano Studies, Heresford, United Kingdom

1994, Song Interpretation, Fundación Argentina, Paris, France

1987-1988, Piano Studies, Conservatorio Lopez Buchardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Awards and Scholarships

2017, Connie Boochever Fellowship, Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation

2016, Career Opportunity Grant, Alaska State Council of the Arts

2016, Accolade Global Film Competition/Award of Merit- Original Score ‘Winter Solstice’

2016, Accolade Global Film Competition/Award of Recognition – Music Video ‘Winter Solstice’

2015, IndieFEST Film Awards/Award of Merit – Original Score ‘Alyeska’

2015, IndieFEST Film Awards/Award of Merit – Music Video ‘Alyeska’

2015, IndieFEST Film Awards/Award of Merit -‘Return of the Salmon’, soundtrack by Christel Veraart

2015, Alaska International Film Awards/Best of Alaska Award -‘Return of the Salmon’, soundtrack by Christel Veraart

2014, Individual Artist Award, Rasmuson Foundation, USA

1999-2000, Grant for Writing Biography Cora van Millingen, Dutch Government

1992-2000, Scholarship for Vocal Studies (8 years) at Academy for the Arts, Dutch Government

1995, Grant for Vocal Studies, Heresford Summer School, United Kingdom

1983-1991, Scholarshap for Piano Studies (8 years), Conservatory of Music, Dutch Government

 

CD Albums
2019, Lotus Dreams, Original Compositions

2015, Polar Suite, Soundscapes of Alaska, Original Compositions

2013, Arctic Aquarelles, Piano Meditations, Original Compositions

2013, A World of Christmas, Christmas Songs from Around the World

2012, Inner Landscapes, Original Compositions

2007, Musica Sacra, Classical Arias

1998, Terra Incognita, South American Art Songs

 

Other Audio and Video Recordings

2017 – “Blessings”, a wedding song

2016 – Sound design for “The Child Behind the Eyes”, a monodrama by Nava Semel.

2016 – ‘Viglid’, Yiddish version of title song for monodrama ‘The Child Behind the Eyes’, by Nava Semel

2016 – ‘Shir Eres’, Hebrew version of title song for monodrama ‘The Child Behind the Eyes’, by Nava Semel

2016 – ‘Lullaby’, English version of title song for monodrama ‘The Child Behind the Eyes’, by Nava Semel

2016 – Cosmic Tales

2015 – Soundtrack for nature documentary ‘The Return of the Salmon’ by Tim Plowden

2014 – Soundtrack for nature documentary ‘Arctic Ground Squirrel and the Circadian Clock’ by Frontier Scientists, Anchorage, USA

2013-2014 – Sound Design for Modern Dance Production “Frágil (Des)Conforto” in São Paulo, Brazil

2012 – “Mirror of Love”, a collaboration with Ken McFarlane

2011-present, Music Videos

2007, Audio Recording, Song Recital, Erickson Hall, UCSD San Diego, USA

2007, Video/Audio Recording, Recital, San Francisco de Borja Adac, Mexico

2003, Music for DVD “Phage Lambda – Foundations of Molecular Genetics”

2003, Video/Audio Recording, Song Recital, Sambeek, The Netherlands

2000, Audio/Video Recording, Song Recital, Angra dos Reis, Brazil

1991-1997, Audio Recording, Jazz Trio Alazán, The Netherlands

1991, Audio/Video Recording, Theatre Production ‘De Vijfde Doet Het Licht Uit’, The Netherlands

1989-1990, Audio Recording, Final Exams Piano, The Netherlands

 

Live Performances (excerpt)

2012, Launching Inner Landscapes, The Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, USA

2009, Song Recital, Centerlight Gallery, La Jolla, USA

2008, Song Recital, UCSD, San Diego, USA

2007, Launching Musica Sacra, Tutto Italiano, La Jolla, USA

2007, Concert Sacred Arias, Mission San Francisco de Borja Adac, Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico

2006, Song Recital, Het Klooster, Grubbenvorst, The Netherlands

2005, Song Recital, Greene Music, San Diego, USA

2004, Song Recital, Sambeek, The Netherlands

2001, Concert Sacred Arias, Convento do Carmo, Angra dos Reis, Brazil

1999, Launching Terra Incognita, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1998, Song Recital, Burgberg, Germany

1997, Concert, Coronation Mass (alto soloist) Mozart, LSO, OLV Basilique, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1996, Song Recital, Heresford, United Kingdom

1995, Soloist Performances Cantata Geist und Seele wird Verwirret / J.S Bach, LBE, The Netherlands

1991, Theatre Performances ‘De Vijfde Doet het Licht Uit’, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1991-1999, Performances Jazz Trio Alazán, Germany / Belgium / The Netherlands

1991-1998, Song Recitals, Stolberg Auditorium, Stolberg, Germany

1989-1990, Piano Recitals, Final Exams, Conservatory of Music, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1984-1992, Piano Recitals, The Netherlands

 

Teaching Experience

2010-present day, Piano/Voice Teacher, SeaMuse Studios, Anchorage AK, USA

2001-2010, Piano/Voice Teacher, SeaMuse Studios, La Jolla, CA, USA

2000-2001, Piano Teacher, Mexico DF, Mexico

1999-2000, Voice Teacher, Convento do Carmo, Angra dos Reis, Brazil

1991-1998, Piano/Voice Teacher, Musikschule Stolberg, Germany

1989-1990, Piano/Voice Teacher, Yamaha Musikschule, Kleve, Germany

1984-1999, Piano/Voice Teacher, Maastricht, The Netherlands

 

Other Ventures

2011, Launching of Creative Clinics, student focused multimedia projects

2012, Soundscape Cards, greeting cards with downloadable mp3 music

2012, Touched by Land, Sea & Sky, writings and music, combined with Alaskan images

 

Language Skills

Dutch, Native Speaker

English, Fluent

Spanish, Fluent

German, Fluent

Portuguese, Comprehensive

French, Comprehensive