Regina Prasser, MA

Lecturer in Singing and Voice Technique/ Rhetoric (Music Education)

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Regina Prasser has been teaching voice, teaching practice voice, speech technique and rhetoric as well as children's and youth voice training at the University Mozarteum Salzburg as Senior Lecturer since 1994. She directs the university course for children's and youth choir conducting in cooperation with the Vienna Boys' Choir and, as a singer, devotes herself to opera, oratorio, lied and contemporary music. Various teaching assignments have also taken her to the University of Paris Lodron Salzburg, the University of Applied Sciences Urstein, the Universities of Education Salzburg and Vorarlberg as well as the Duale Hochschule Baden- Württemberg. As a speech and rhetoric trainer, she is also active with her company perSonare in the areas of leadership training and personnel development as well as the training and further education of HF and TV speakers.
Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Regina Prasser completed her studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg: solo singing (Rudolf Knoll), instrumental and vocal pedagogy (Ingrid Janser-Mayr and others), lied and oratorio (Jonathan Alder). Master classes with Barbara Schlick, Brigitte Fassbaender and Bernd Weikl rounded off her education. Additional studies in speech technique & rhetoric at the HMDK Musikhochschule Stuttgart as well as studies in Professional Teaching and Training & Educational Management at the Danube University Krems followed.
Musical theater engagements have taken Regina Prasser to Nuremberg, Heidelberg, Flensburg, Limoges and other cities in the lyric mezzo-soprano and alto repertoire. Her lively activities in oratorio and concert have enabled her to work with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wolfgang Riedelbauch, Peter Schreier and Helmuth Rilling, and she has been a guest at the Ansbach Bach Weeks, the Nuremberg Early Music Days and the Easter Festival in Lourdes, among others. Further focal points are recitals with predominantly musical-literary programs as well as her interest in contemporary music. Many works were premiered by her or are dedicated to her, among others by Gerhard Wimberger, Rupert Huber, Irmfried Radauer, Joseph Maria Horváth or Wolfgang Sauseng. She was a long-time member of the Ensemble Spinario, the Bayreuth Festival Choir, the former Nuremberg Meistersinger Ensemble, a member of the Salzburg Festival Choir or in the choir of the Südwestrundfunk Stuttgart.
In addition to her singing and voice teaching activities at the Mozarteum University, Regina Prasser has been engaged for many years in the development of children's and young people's voices, continuously cultivating project work with school choirs, children's theater choirs and boys' choirs such as the Vienna Boys' Choir, the Windsbacher or Tölzer Knabenchor.
She is regularly active as a juror, speaker and director of various competitions, international choir festivals, choir seminars as well as in courses for solo singing and song interpretation.