Ms. Close began teaching in earnest on her return from singing in Europe in 2000.  First as Associate Professor of Voice at the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College, Houghton, New York and most recently as Professor of Voice at Florida State University, College of Music, Tallahassee, Florida. Her students at FSU were always selected for major roles in the operas and as soloists in the oratorios and now have gone on the stellar singing or teaching careers.

She has often been invited to present master classes throughout Europe and America.  Most recently at:

with Carlisle Floyd

with Carlisle Floyd

  • Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, France
  • Conservatorie di Musica Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste, Italy
  • Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Germany
  • Institute of Bel Canto in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Ars Vocalis in Zamora, Mexico
  • Conservatorium für Musik in Vienna, Austria
  • Gustav Mahler Institute in Vienna, Austria
  • Mannes School of Music in New York City
  • Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
  • Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Northwest University, St. Paul, Minnesota