Dr. Frey-Monell is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the College Music Society (CMS) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), where she serves on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Chapter. In 2018, she was awarded one of seven national NATS Emerging Leader Awards. In 2019, the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ awarded Dr. Frey-Monell Music Together Certificate Level I status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy and parent education.
In addition to serving on the voice faculty of Biola University’s Conservatory of Music, Dr. Frey-Monell owns and operates Music in the Heights, a business designed to bring developmentally appropriate music practice into local preschool classrooms and teacher training workshops and in-services to early childhood educators.
A dedicated and committed pedagogue, Dr. Frey-Monell holds degrees from Columbia University Teachers College, University of California Irvine and Westminster Choir College. Her scholarly research has centered on motivation, self-regulation, and how students learn. Two of her articles have appeared in the NATS Journal of Singing. Dr. Frey-Monell has adjudicated the regional hearings for Classical Singer Magazine's National College Competition and the Utah State Fair Vocal Competition. Locally, she has been an active adjudicator for the Long Beach Mozart Festival, Manhattan Beach School District, Music Teachers Association of California, NATS-Los Angeles Chapter, Southern California Vocal Association and Los Angeles Music Center's prestigious Spotlight Awards.
...given a chance to shine in un-conducted solo opportunites...a bright voiced Robyn Frey-Monell sang two settings of "If Music be the Food of Love" (one sweet, one florid).
-The Los Angeles Times
Soprano Robyn Frey-Monell has a lovely voice....
-Long Beach Downtown Gazette
Robyn Frey sang...with warmth and affection, held in check by the modest scale of the songs themselves.
-The Herald, Carmel, CA
Ms. Frey in particular showed considerable vocal maturity....
-The Princeton Packet
Heralded as “bright voiced” (Los Angeles Times) and possessing a voice that exudes “warmth and affection” (The Herald, Carmel, CA), soprano Robyn Frey-Monell's versatile vocal style has enabled her to actively perform repertoire spanning the operatic, oratorio, recital and musical theater genres. She has been a featured soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival, Concordia University Irvine, the Long Beach Chorale, the Long Beach Mozart Festival, the Irvine Camerata and the Orlando Chorale. She has performed vast amounts of opera chorus and symphonic choral repertoire with Opera Pacific and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and toured with the Gilbert and Sullivan troupe Opera a la Carte. Dr. Frey-Monell has performed under the batons of such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, John Mauceri, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Simon Rattle, Mstilav Rostropovich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Hugh Wolf. She has participated in recordings with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has performed in Festivals throughout the United States and Italy, including the Spoleto Festival and Festival dei due mondi.
Dr. Robyn Frey-Monell