One Voice to Sing All Styles
In my seventeenth year of teaching, I continue to strive to help choirs and vocalists achieve sustainable and healthy vocal technique for all styles of music. As an Estill Course Mentor & Course Instructor of Estill Voice Training, I strive to bridge the divide between classical and contemporary music by training the entire 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 all styles of music.
Looking for Professional Development Opportunities?
Available for Guest Conducting, Workshops, & Private Voice Instruction
Re-defining the Choral Warm-up
Estill Voice Training Introductory Workshop
Estill Voice Training Level 1 Course: Figures for Voice Control
Estill Voice Training Level 2 Course: Figures Combinations for Six Voice Qualities
Choral Pedagogy / Conducting
Bridging Bel Canto and Contemporary Vocal Technique
Positively Powerful: Feedback in the Choral Rehearsal
Score Analysis for the Voice
Private Voice Instruction
25-minute voice lesson (in person and online)
50-minute (in person and online)
Estill Voice Small Group Practice Sessions
Estill Voice Figure Coaching / Teaching
Director of Choral Activities
Teach undergraduate and graduate choral conducting and choral literature courses and conduct the "flagship" ensemble, the University Singers
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
"Everyone has a beautiful voice. You just have to know how to use it."
- Jo Estill