One Voice to Sing All Styles

In my twentieth year of teaching, I strive to help choirs and vocalists build a sustainable and healthy vocal technique for all styles of music. As an Estill Course Mentor & Course Instructor with Testing Privileges of Estill Voice Training, my pedagogy seeks to bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music by training the entirety of the vocal instrument. My continued research interests are the effect of gesture on the vocal mechanism and vocal production, teaching the individual within the group ensemble setting, and further development of a 21st-century, evidence-based choral pedagogy encompassing varied styles of music.

Looking for Professional Development Opportunities?

Available for Guest Conducting, Workshops, & Private Voice Instruction


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Check out Scholarship Portfolio with links to books and articles and Professional Resources with downloadable content!

Looking to sing in a professional vocal ensemble?

Check out withonevoice, a professional non-profit vocal ensemble of 16 singers with a special focus on singing in diverse vocal qualities

Highlighted Experience

Western Illinois University - 2018 to present 

Director of Choral Studies 

Teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting and choral literature courses and conduct the "flagship" ensemble, the University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Treble Choir

Southwestern College - 2014 to 2018 

Director of Choral Activities & Voice, Chair of the Music Department 

Taught Beginning & Advanced Conducting, A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Contemporary Commercial Music Ensemble, Secondary General / Choral Methods, Vocal Pedagogy, Beginning Voice, Vocal Diction, Intro to Musical Theatre, and Private Voice

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Macomb, IL

"Everyone has a beautiful voice. You just have to know how to use it."  

- Jo Estill