Virtuoso Advising for Artists was created out of a deep desire to marry my passion for personal finance and business development with my first love, music.
I started performing professionally as a singer at age 8 in Lancaster, PA. I loved singing (still do!) and I received my Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. However, because I’ve always been a planner, I also majored in business and graduated with a dual degree from The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY.
My career progression continued as follows:
- Arts management
- Hedge fund executive administration
- Executive Director of a professional per-service orchestra
- Music educator and choir director
- Director of annual fund at a private college
- Development Director for a NYS-wide non-profit
- Financial Advisor- started own practice
- Virtuoso Advising for Artists
My path took me from music school, to Wall Street, to the nonprofit sector, to financial advising, business ownership, and now, back to the Arts. It’s been a fascinating exercise in self-discovery and personal growth. In fact, it makes for a great story to share over a glass of wine or even, bring me in to speak at your next event, but the takeaway is this:
We all end up where we’re supposed to be.
My journey, education, and experiences make me uniquely positioned to support artists and musicians in this way. As a licensed financial advisor I’m able to share best practices and industry standards, but as a musician, I’m deeply passionate about YOUR work and I GET IT when the income is inconsistent and the work is exhausting.
I founded Virtuoso Advising for Artists to be a resource to the industry and support the talented musicians and artists in it.
My Mission is to serve the arts sector by helping talented professionals make more money doing what they love, and I’m starting with you.
So many artists spend hundreds of dollars each month coaching a few pieces, preparing for auditions, building websites and personal branding strategies, but don’t put the time and strategy into business development that supports and aligns all of the components that the career demands.
As artists, our training focuses so much on the development of the talent and skills, that financial literacy and business planning takes a backseat to other curricular demands.
BUT HEAR THIS
I do not want another talented artist to leave the career due to financial stress or the pressures of living on an inconsistent income. I’m so passionate about what I do and I am determined to help you in any way I can.
As an innovative entrepreneur, Tiffany Soricelli brings her passion for financial literacy and business acumen to artists of all disciplines through Virtuoso Advising for Artists.
As a licensed financial advisor, Tiffany specializes in helping talented, busy, career-oriented individuals get clarity around their finances and create an action-plan to achieving their goals.
Tiffany is an engaging and sought-after national speaker dedicated to increasing financial literacy for individuals at all stages of their career. She serves as the Business and Financial Coach to the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program (The Metropolitan Opera) and the Cafritz Young Artist Program (Washington National Opera). She has worked with artists at Minnesota Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, San Francisco Opera and regularly serves as a speaker for OPERA America programs and events. As a passionate teacher and workshop facilitator, she has led educational seminars for Seagle Music Colony, the Mostly Modern Music Festival, Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan School of Music, The Crane School of Music, and Bard College.
Prior to her financial training and licensing, Tiffany received her BM and MM from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music where she serves as an active member of the Alumni Board. She is married to a HS/MS Chorus teacher, Robert Soricelli, and they live in upstate New York with their children Juniper and Rory.
Morgan Brophy is Virtuoso’s Director of Operations. Morgan specializes in getting shit done (most of the time). In addition to working on what makes Virtuoso tick, Morgan is also the co-founder of the Artist Relief Tree, a mutual aid fund started in the wake of Covid-19 cancellations, which provides financial relief to artists worldwide. Morgan was named one of the 2020 Northern Virginian’s of the Year for this work.
Prior to joining the Virtuoso team Morgan was the Assistant Director of Artistic Administration at Wolf Trap Opera, casting and mentoring young opera singers in the Studio Artist program and producing a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary productions, fostering partnerships with other DC and Northern Virginia organizations.
Morgan has previously worked in arts administration with Washington National Opera’s Cafritz Young Artist Program, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, and Charlottesville Opera. In addition to a career in arts administration, Morgan worked as a stage manager for Opera North, El Paso Opera, University of Virginia, and many community theaters around the country. Morgan received her BM from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in opera performance and arts administration. She and her husband Jeremiah live in Vermont with their two cats and a hermit crab.
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