LECTURING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool , UK .

Lecturer for the British Voice Association at the Royal Academy of Music in London , UK

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique ­ Distinguished Alumnus Award
PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY , Baltimore , MD

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
STANFORD UNIVERSITY , Palo Alto , California

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA , LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles , California

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY , BANFF MUSIC CENTRE, Calgary , Alberta , Canada

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO , Toronto , Canada

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY , Dallas , Texas

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA , Los Angeles , California

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY, San Francisco , California

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS , Redlands , California

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY , FULLERTON , Fullerton , California

Lecturer & Teacher in Vocal Therapy & Singing Technique
ACTORS STUDIO WEST, Los Angeles , California



MUSICAL THEATER, SELECTED STUDENTS

Lucy Arnez
Greg Harrison
Tom Bosley
Goldie Hawn
Carol Burnett
Jeremy Irons
Richard Chmberlain
Stacy Keach
Tim Curry
Paula Kelly
Tony Danza
Lorna Luft
John Davidson
Millicent Martin
Sandy Duncan
Olivia Newton-John
Nancy Dussault
Bernadette Peters
Leila Florentino
Donna Pescoe
Peter Gallagher
Chita Rivera
Whoopi Goldberg
Douglas Sills
Robert Guillaume
Ben Vereen
Barbara Harris
Leslie Ann Warren>


OPERA, SELECTED STUDENTS

Donald Ray Albert, Bass Baritone
Angela Maria Blasi ­ Lyric Soprano
Kammersangerin*
Eduardo Villa, Tenor*
Rodney Gilfrey, Lyric Baritone
James Wagner, Tenor*

* Winner of Metropolitan National Opera Final Auditions in New York


OPERA, FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY ARTIST/STUDENTS

Covent Garden,London ,England La Scala, Milan , Italy
Munich Opera, Munich , Germany ParisOpera, Paris , France
Vienna State Opera, Vienna , Austria Bastille Opera, Paris , France
Metropolitan Opera, New York , New York Berlin Opera , Berlin , Germany
San Francisco Opera, San Francisco , California Royal Opera House, Brussels , Belgium
Saltzburg Mozart Festival, Saltzburg , Austria Basel Opera, Basel , Switzerland


OPERA, CONDUCTORS FOR RIGGS' ARTISTS

Gerd Albrecht
Sir Neville Marriner
Herbert Blomstedt
Zubin Mehta
Semyon Bychkov
Riccardo Muti
Sir Colin Davis
Michel Plasson
Nicholas Harnoncourt
George Pretre
James Levine
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Lorin Maazel
Guisseppe Sinopoli


POPULAR MUSIC, SELECTED STUDENTS

Anita Baker
James Ingram
Natalie Cole
Marilyn McCoo
Michael Jackson

Geoffrey Osborne
Al Jarreau
Luther Vandross
Julio Igelesias
Stevie Wonder


DIRECTORS, FILM VOICECONSULTING

Roger Allers ("Lion King")
David Lynch
Warren Beatty
Herb Ross
James Brooks
Ken Russell
Bob Clark

Mark Rydell
Blake Edwards
Martin Scorsese
Bob Fosse
Steven Spielberg
Rowdy Herrington
Oliver Stone


PHYSICIANS, VOCAL THERAPY CONSULTING

Dr. Gould, New York City
Dr. Randy Schnittman, Beverly Hills
Dr. Edward Kantor, Beverly Hills
Dr. Joel Schulman, Century City
Dr. Michael Leavitt, Beverly Hills
Dr. Joseph Sugarman, Beverly Hills
Dr. Henry Rubin (deceased), Beverly Hills
Dr. Hans Von Leden, Beverly Hills


PERFORMING EXPERIENCE,OPERA & BROADWAY

For Producers:
Bob Fosse Rogers & Hammerstein
Lerner & Loewe
Hal Prince
David Merrick
Jules Styne

Under Conductors:
Leonard Bernstein
Paul Hindemeth
Jay Blackton with Ethel Merman
George Hurst
Paul Calloway

Guest Artist Contract, New York City Opera (Six Seasons)
Member, Original Company, Lincoln Center (with Beverly Sills and Norman Treigle)


INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH

Approach emphasizes Speech Level Singing, which is exceptionally adaptable to a broad range of styles, because it does not force rigid technique. Develops voice free of clutter, manufactured sounds, and overculture. Individual application of seventeenth century Italian Bel Canto Techniques originating in the Schola Cantorum, including an intimate understanding of Castratti techniques of vocal registration balance. Approach responds to both the immediate and structural problem of the individual singer including constriction caused by high larynx and the resultant inability of the vocal cord structure to allow easy pitch control and natural vowel formation in the throat. Techniques are successful for improving the voices of singers ages 8 to 85 and are particularly effective at rejuvenating senior and damaged voices.


PUBLICATIONS

Singing For The Stars, A Complete Program for Training Your Voice
ALFRED PUBLISHING COMPANY,INC., Van Nuys , California


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Master of Music in Opera,Theater
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, New York, New York

Bachelor of Science, Music Major
PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, Marylan

Additional Studies Under:
John Charles Thomas, Vocal Technique
John Brownlee, Repertoire
Robert Weede, Vocal Technique
Hans Heintz, Repertoire
Tito Schipa, Vocal Technique
Louis Graveure, Repertoire
Helge Rosevenge, Vocal Technique
Lee Strasberg, Acting
Keith Davis, Vocal Technique
Sandy Meisner, Acting
Pierre Bernac, Repertoire
Frank Silvera, Acting
Martial Singher, Repertoire
Peter Gennaro, Dance
Leo Taubman, Repertoire
Matt Mattox, Dance
Charles Wadsworth, Repertoire
Luigi, Dance


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Married for 27 years,7 children ages 9 to 26
Now Available to Demonstrateand Interview

 


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