BIOGRAPHY - LUANNE ASTA
Music has played a major role in Luanne Asta’s life since she was a child living the small northern Canadian town of Swan River, Manitoba. She has followed her passion wherever it has taken her, from Manitoba- to Vancouver-to NYC and the Hamptons. Luanne trained classically at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, for 15 years, winning her first national award for an opera performance in Classical Music at the age of 10. It wasn’t long before her talent brought her south, first to the city of Brandon, Manitoba, to continue her study with renowned vocal teacher Sylvia Richardson. At the same time, she was hired by the Winnipeg Jets NHL and CFL Winnipeg BlueBombers to sing the national anthems at home games in Winnipeg, a city more than two hours away. An eventual relocation to Winnipeg was inevitable; then to Kelowna, British Columbia, where she began attending business school, temporarily putting her music career on hold. Eventually, Luanne moved to Vancouver and music was calling her back; she recorded her debut album, Winning Starts With Beginning, in 1998, which went from the studio straight to the radio, hitting the Canadian Country Top 40 charts before it was even pressed. The album went on to be nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards and 5 BCCMA Awards, as well as producing two top 40 hits on the Canadian Country Music Charts. In 2001, Luanne made the leap into music teaching full time. She opened the Heartland Music School in Vancouver and, almost immediately, her roster grew to 80 students. It was one of those students who drew her to New York City for the first time; Luanne went to Manhattan to see her student perform on Broadway and fell in love with fast-paced metropolis.
Luanne is an award winning Vocal Coach, who's merits include international Radio play in the United States and Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. In addition to her Canadian Training, Luanne studied under the direction of Kurt Alakulppi at The Juilliard School and at the New York School of Vocal Coaching. Her latest release, Peace In the City, has two Top 20 Hits on the Latin America Christian Radio Charts including Lead, Kindly Light and Our Savior's Love. In 2018, Luanne conducted the American Choir Tour in Germany and Austria, which included performances in the highly prestigious Mozarteum Theatre in Salzburg, Austria. Her recent performances include private shows at Passion Play Theatre in Oberramagau, Germany and for the NHL and Canadian Association of NY in NYC.
Luanne holds complete Certification in all Musikgarten Curricula (2020), as well as from The New York School of Vocal Coaching (2015) and in Business from The Canadian Securities Institute, Toronto (2000) and The Harvard Business School in Negotiation Mastery (2021).
Luanne currently studies at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education in School Management and Leadership.
Luanne's has 32 years of educating experience. She is the Founder and Director of the Hamptons Learning Cottage in Southampton, NY bringing high quality, curated music education to the Hamptons, www.hamptonslearningcottage.com
Luanne currently serves as Primary Teacher and Primary Pianist in the Riverhead Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as well as a Temple Ordience Worker for the Manhattan, NY Temple.
Be Still My Soul
Our Savior's Love
Executive Producer: Luanne Asta
Producer: Nicholas Zinnanti, Zin Records, New York
Musicians: Nicholas Zinnanti, Luanne Asta, Michael McConkie
Written and Arranged by: Nicholas Zinnanti, Luanne Asta, John Sirrine
This album is a collaboration of hymns recomposed and arranged by Nicholas Zinnanti and Luanne Asta with contribution by John Sirrine. Composed, recorded and produced at Zin Records, New York
Exciting arrangement of modernized hymns to uplift and inspire
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