Voice Lessons

+INTRODUCTION TO VOICE

LEVELS:  I, II

Students will cover the fundamentals of vocal technique: breathing, posture, support, articulation, and placement as well as physiological information that explains why the technique works.  Different registers and colors of the voice will be explored.  Students will choose repertoire with the instructor for the most beneficial application of the technique. SECONDARY STUDIES IN VOICE

LEVELS:  III, IV

(Prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Voice or equivalent studies.)

This course will continue to develop principles of good vocal technique.  Students will expand their repertoire of vocalize and continue to work with the instructor on a more expanded basis, while covering a greater body of literature.  Class discussion and an interchange of ideas will be encouraged during voice lessons.

 

NIKITA STOROJEV — PRIVATE VOCAL STUDIES & VOCAL COACHING

LEVELS:  II – VI

(Prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Voice or equivalent studies.)

Nikita Storojev is a Russian bass vocalist who has performed in the world’s major opera houses, concert halls and appeared in international festivals in Vienna, Paris, London, Milan, New York, San Francisco, Florence, Munich, Berlin, etc.  In addition to his professorship at UT, Nikita has opened his Austin teaching studio to the community for students who desire to perform at their highest vocal level possible.  Benefits of singing include:  positive effects on people’s health, increased lung capacity, improved mood, stress reduction,  and improved social & spiritual well-being.

Nikita has twenty-five commercial CDs and five DVDs, performed and recorded under the direction of conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir John Pritchard, Claudio Abbado, Neeme Jarvi, John Nelson, Marius Jansons, Gennady Rozhdestvenski etc., and with singers such as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, etc.  His vast repertoire today consists of over 50 operatic roles and more than 300 classical songs.