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About Raina Murnak

Positive Psychology & Character Strengths Mentor for Musicians

Are you ready to amplify your musical journey and unlock your full potential? Picture this: A mentor who not only understands the technicalities of music but delves into the psychological aspects, guiding you to harness your unique strengths. Dr. Raina Murnak isn't just an accomplished musician; she's your gateway to a world where your artistry meets Positive Psychology. How would it feel to learn stage presence secrets from someone who's graced both off-Broadway and television screens? Can you envision yourself reaching new heights under the mentorship of a multi-talented performer, author, and educator? The stage is set; are you ready to take your music to extraordinary places with Dr. Raina Murnak as your mentor?


Dr. Raina Murnak is an Assistant Professor and Studio Director of Contemporary Voice & Performance Artistry, Program Director of the MA Popular Music Pedagogy at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and author of "Positive Psychology for Music Professionals: Character Strengths".

She’s a multi-talented performer, vocalist, songwriter, producer, performance coach, visual artist, actress, and choreographer, with over 20 years of experience on stage, on television, and in the studio. She presents on Stage Presence, Popular Voice, Movement, and Strength-Centered Pedagogies and recently released her book Positive Psychology for Music Professionals- Character Strengths (Routledge). She co-wrote and performed off-Broadway with actress Janine Turner in their musical Belva, and works closely with Pharrell Williams on both educational and musical projects.

Her BA and MA are in Vocal Performance and Composition from SUNY Stony Brook and a DMA in Music Theory/Composition and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Miami.

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