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The Synergy of Singer & Conductor

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I am so glad you are here. By creating a safe environment for conversation and experimentation, Trusted Alliance master classes seek to help vocal artists and conductors see more clearly that they are allies and deepen their artistic trust in each other as musical collaborators.


We invite you to explore our website to see this synergy in action and to find an avenue to join us in this conversation.



Maestro Basney, Founder and Clinician Trusted Alliance Masterclass
Maestro Basney and Bethany Brautigam

About Nyela Basney

Excellence, authenticity, joy, and creative engagement with musicians and audiences alike are the hallmarks of Nyela Basney’s three-decade career – one that encompasses over 1,200 performances as a conductor and pianist and that has taken her to Lincoln Center, rural Louisiana, Chicago, Sarajevo, Rome, Scotland, and Uruguay.

Miss Basney is a member of the Artist Faculty at the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and founder and Artistic Director Emerita of Orvieto Musica, Inc., an international chamber music festival she led for 30 years.  She has received critical acclaim for her orchestral arrangements and conducts regularly in Italy, collaborating with concertmaster Alessandro Cervo, with whom she also presents recitals.

Working with Nyela in a Trusted Alliance masterclass setting was challenging and exhilarating. She worked with me to find the meaning and nuance of each phrase, and helped greatly with some phrasing, making the piece easier and more musical. I came out of the experience a better artist and sincerely appreciate Nyela for it.”

– Samantha Attaguile
Photo credit: Marie Claire Curran

The Trusted Alliance Experience

Music in the Moment podcast


Music in the Moment explores the moment-to-moment synergy between singer and conductor through open conversation with performing artists.


For questions concerning Trusted Alliance Masterclass and to contact Ms. Basney, please fill out the form.

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Pledge Regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Trusted Alliance believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being and is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive and equitable.  We strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender expression or identify, idology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential as an artist.


For TA, inclusion means valuing, respecting and encouraging each individual and equity prioritizes ensuring that all people have the opportunity to contribute, develop, and grow despite historical, structural, legislative, racial, and/or socio-economic inequities.


As an organization we agree to be guided by these principles and pledge that they will be reflected in our vision, practices and education. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They guide everything that we do.

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