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Denise Asfar

 

Denise DeNezzo Asfar holds a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from Princeton University and MA from Brown University in teaching. An assessment specialist at Educational Testing Service, she has contributed to tests of French, Italian, Music, and Theater, for students and prospective teachers, and currently directs professional studio recordings of multimedia tests. Her publications include: textbooks in language instruction; theater reviews for the Princeton Packet; (with Gabriel Asfar) a translation of Musiques Cubaines; and a New Yorker-sponsored short story contest-winner, “A Case of La Grande Dame”, set at the Metropolitan Opera House. Her prize-winning Opera Quiz questions have been broadcast nationally as part of the Metropolitan Opera intermission feature.  Her long experience teaching outside the Princeton Adult School includes dramatic literature and foreign languages, most recently on the Arts and Sciences faculty of Westminster Choir College. A lifelong theater-goer and amateur thespian, she appeared as Elmire in a French production of Tartuffe in Princeton.





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