Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

Honoring the Masters.
Sharing the Journey.

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The mission of VocalPedagogy.com is to honor the past and present masters of Vocal Pedagogy, to learn from them, and to share in the journey of beholding the endless miracles, abilities, and beauty of the human voice.

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Karen Brunssen

Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Music Performance at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University
Mezzo-soprano, Karen Brunssen is Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Music Performance at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. She served as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past-President of NATS from...

George Shirley

Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Voice from the University of Michigan, Opera Star, Singing Teacher
Opera Singer George Shirley was born on April 18, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Irving and Daisy Shirley. By age four, Shirley had begun performing, joining his mother and father...

Kenneth Bozeman

Emeritus Professor of Music; Vocal Acoustics & Resonance Expert; Teacher of Singing, Voice Science, & Pedagogy
Kenneth Bozeman, Emeritus Professor of Music, tenor, holds performance degrees from Baylor University and the University of Arizona. He subsequently studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Munich, Germany...

Matthew Edwards

Associate professor of voice and director of musical theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University; Artistic director of the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute; Secretary of the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance and past secretary of the Pan-American Vocology Association.
Matt Edwards is one of the leading voice teachers for commercial and musical theatre styles in the United States. He is currently Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of Musical...

Vocal Pedagogues in History

Many wonderful people have dedicated their lives to further our understanding of how the voice works

Gunnar Fant

Researcher, Scientist, Author and a pioneer in Speech Communication
Gunnar Fant was a researcher, scientist, author and a pioneer in speech communication. Fant was born in Nyköping, Sweden, on October 8th, 1919. He completed a master’s degree in electrical...

Todd Duncan

Voice Teacher, Opera Singer, Performer
Robert Todd Duncan (known as Todd Duncan) was born on February 12,1903 in Danville, Kentucky. He was an American opera singer, actor, and voice teacher.

Oren Brown

World Renowned American Voice Pedagogue & Voice Teacher
Oren Brown (April 13, 1909 - March 6, 2004) was a world renowned American voice pedagogue and voice teacher. He was born in Somerville, Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a master's degree in music composition from Boston University.

Sylvia Olden Lee

Pianist, Singer, & Vocal Coach
Sylvia Olden Lee was born in 1917 in Meridian, Mississippi. Her mother, Sylvia Alice Ward, was an accomplished opera singer and her father, James Olden, was a minister and classical singer. At the age of 5, Olden Lee began performing and learning to play the piano.

Meet Our Contributors

The people who make this site a reality

Justin Stoney

Creator
Justin Stoney, the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, is an internationally recognized Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach. He is also the host of “Voice Lessons To The World” and the author of “Sing Like Never Before.”

Emily Erkman

Contributor
Emily is honored to join this amazing team. For the past several years, Emily has owned and operated Colorado Voice Studios with locations in Denver, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Loveland. For her work on the production of Grease, she received the National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.

Zac Bradford

Contributor
Zac Bradford is proud to be the Director of the Australian studio for New York Vocal Coaching. He specialises in teaching voice technique, across a wide range of musical genres. Zac is passionate about seeking a holistic approach to voice training, where detailed scientific information is mindfully linked with practical application to meet the specific needs of each individual.

Melissa Treinkman

Contributor
Melissa Treinkman, DMA, is a singer and voice teacher based in Los Angeles. She is a professional opera singer and a passionate vocal technician. She is endlessly fascinated by vocal pedagogy and cherishes the opportunity that she has to help others experience vocal freedom.

Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens

Contributor
Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens is a Chilean Speech-Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training. He graduated from the University of Chile in 2008. Marcelo works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile.

Aramat Arnheim-Sharon

Contributor
Aramat Arnheim-Sharon is a well-known voice coach located in Israel. She is the founder of ILVA - Israeli Voice Association - and also the Israeli Chapter for PAVA (Pan American Vocology association).