MaryJean Allen

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Instrument: Voice
B.M., M.M., and Artist Diploma in Vocal   Performance
Minor in piano performance
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2000
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, 2010
Co-author, What Every Singer Needs to Know About   the Body, Plural Publishing, 3rd edition, 2016
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: sites.google.com/site/maryjeanallenstudio/
 
Contact: mjallenstudio@gmail.com

MaryJean Allen has taught Body Mapping since 2000, and she is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher. MaryJean travels often to teach her unique Body Mapping and Alexander Technique Workshops to musicians, actors, dancers, and people from all walks of life. She is co-author of "What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body," available through Plural Publishing. An expanded 3rd edition, with newly created audios and videos, was published in 2016. MaryJean has presented her workshops at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and the following Universities: Northwestern, Miami-Ohio, Texas Women’s, Chicago, Evansville, Northeastern Illinois, Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Illinois Wesleyan. Other workshops include The American Choral Director’s Association Chapters of the Midwest Central Region, Chicago, and Wisconsin, Chicago Classical Singer Convention, Masterworks Festival, Illinois State Music Piano Teacher’s Association, and many high schools and churches throughout the US. Each summer MaryJean teaches voice, Body Mapping, and Alexander Technique at a month-long auditioned Young Artist Program for college students: The Up North Vocal Institute. A veteran private voice teacher for 30 years, MaryJean has students who sing professionally in classical, music theatre, or popular music venues; others teach voice or choral music.

 
 
 

Lynne Krayer-Luke

Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Instrument: Flute
M.M., Performance, Royal Northern College of   Music (U.K.)
B.M., Performance, University of Northern   Iowa
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2009
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.nycbodymapping.com
 
Contact: lynne@bodymap.org

Lynne Krayer-Luke is a flute teacher and performer residing in Chicago, Illinois. Lynne completed her Masters in Music with distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) where she studied with flutist Peter Lloyd, and composed a dissertation titled, “Body Maps, Body Mapping, and Applications for Musicians.” Lynne has been featured as a guest clinician at conferences and schools, including the National Flute Association Conventions, New York Flute Fairs, Long Island Flute Club, Royal Northern College of Music, and Manchester Alexander Technique Training School. Her passion for utilizing mind-body work to enhance wellness and musical performance has lead her to explorations of Alexander Technique, Gyrotonics, Bikram Yoga, and most recently the flying trapeze!

 

Rena Urso

Location: Highland Park, Illinois
Instrument: Flute
B.M., Wayne State University
M.M., California State University, Long Beach
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2013
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.renaurso.com
 
Contact: RenaMarieUrso@gmail.com

Rena Urso enjoys a flourishing career as a freelance orchestral and chamber musician all over California. In addition to being on the faculty at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach and California State University Stanislaus, she is the Second Flutist of the Oakland Symphony and the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra. She previously held Piccolo positions and toured extensively with the New York City Opera National Company and San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater.

Rena performs frequently with many of the orchestras throughout California including the San Francisco Opera, Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Monterey, Marin, Santa Rosa, Berkeley, Modesto, and California Symphonies, Carmel Bach Festival, and Festival Mozaic. She has also performed with the Seattle Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Hawaii Symphony, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

A versatile musician who has recorded for video games, television, radio, and film, Rena has also performed extensively with the National Tours of Wicked and Phantom of the Opera.

As a Licensed Body Mapping Educator, Rena presents workshops and masterclasses all over the world, as well as the course she created at CSULB, Body Mapping for the Performing Artist. Her popular monthly column in The Flute View covers a myriad of topics related to injury prevention and musician wellness. Rena will be completing her 200-hour RYT yoga teacher certification and meditation teacher certification in Summer 2021.

During the unusual time of COVID, Rena participated in many virtual performance and teaching collaborations including a new book for the piccolo, "Practice with the Experts; Piccolo Edition," the wildly popular weekly workshops, Practice the Piccolo, and a regular occurring workshop with fellow LBME Amy Likar, "Crafting the Beautiful Etude." This is a workshop focusing on use of Self as it applies to the study and performance of standard flute etudes. This fall, the dynamic new online International Piccolo Academy will launch. This extraordinary new resource will contain performance and instructional videos as well as a variety of other helpful tools by some of the finest piccolo players and pedagogues from all over the world. Rena is delighted to be a part of exciting and unique adventure for the piccolo, as a teaching and performing artist, with contributions focusing on Body Mapping for piccolo players. An active member of the National Flute Association, Rena has served as an adjudicator for various competitions and performed at many of the annual conventions including those in Chicago, Las Vegas, Nashville, Anaheim, Minneapolis, Orlando, as well as next August in Dallas.

Rena is a Course Coordinator for California State University Summer Arts with her biennial flute course, The Complete 21st Century Flutist, taking place again in July 2021 at California State University Fresno. She has been a guest artist at the Iowa Flute and Piccolo Intensive summer courses and is a frequent guest artist at the International Piccolo Festival in Grado, Italy.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Rena received her Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University, and her Master of Music with honors from California State University Long Beach. She is extraordinarily grateful for her mentors; Robert Patrick, Clement Barone Jr., John Barcellona, Anne Zentner, and her father, Santo Urso.

 

 
 

Beth Ray Westlund

Location: Decorah, Iowa
Instrument: Voice
B.A., Psychology, Music/Music Education, Luther   College
M.M., Applied Voice, University of Texas-Austin
D.M.A., Applied Voice, University of Texas-Austin
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2018
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.luther.edu/raybet01
 
Contact: raybet01@luther.edu

Mezzo-soprano Beth Ray Westlund is an active performer, teacher, clinician, and scholar. Featured professional performances include: the Angel in Sir Edward Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Rahab in Jesse Ayer’s Rahab, J. S. Bach Magnificat, St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, and Mass in B minor; Beethoven Mass in C and Symphony no. 9; Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Handel Messiah and Belshazzar; Haydn Missa Sanctae Caecilae, Missa in tempore belli, Missa in Angustiis and Heligmesse; Mozart Requiem and Vesperae Solennes; Duruflé Requiem, Vaughan Williams Mass in g minor, and Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, performed with Anonymous 4.
 

Operatic credits include Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Dorabella in Così fan tutti, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Mrs. Grose in Turn of the Screw.
 

Dr. Ray earned the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees at the University of Texas at Austin. She is associate professor of music at her alma mater Luther College, where she teaches studio voice, diction, opera scenes, Body Mapping, and serves as Associate Department Head. Previous to this, she was assistant professor of voice at Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York. An article based on her doctoral treatise, “Dominick Argento’s Casa Guidi: A Character and Musical Study” appeared in Journal of Singing. Dr. Ray has given multiple presentations of her 2010 sabbatical research on the dramatic context surrounding operatic arias of G.F. Handel. She has long been interested in incorporating elements of performance psychology, mindfulness, Alexander Technique, and anatomically sound use of the body in her teaching. Her current research focus is Body Mapping for musicians, a method for improving the quality of physical movement in order to enhance performance and avoid injury. She was licensed in 2018 as a Body Mapping Educator, through the Association for Body Mapping Education.

 

Janet Alcorn

Location: Iowa
Instrument: Voice
B.M., Vocal Performance, Northwestern   University
M.M.,Vocal Performance and Voice Therapy,   Boston University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1998
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.iowabodymapping.com
 
Contact: jalcorn@iastate.edu

Janet was an opera and concert singer from 1960-1990, always involved in vocal health and rehabilitation. She took several Alexander Technique workshops with Barbara and Bill Conable.
 

Her primary focus is teaching “What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body,”™ including an expanded 15-hour workshop for Choral Conductors given in late June for license renewal credit. She has given several WES workshops of various lengths for NATS chapters around the country. As Associate Professor Emerita on the music faculty of Iowa State University, she continues to teach Body Mapping as an integral part of her voice teaching. Janet has also taught the “What Every Musician” course at flute conferences and to the music faculty of ISU. She continues to work with individual musicians. Janet is also one of ABME’s Sponsoring Teachers.

 
 

Roberta Gary

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Instrument: Organ and Keyboard
 
B.M., Piano, College-Conservatory of Music of the   University of Cincinnati
M.M., Organ, College-Conservatory of Music,   University of Cincinnati
D.M.A., Organ Performance, Eastman School of   Music
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1999 
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: rgary41@aol.com

Dr. Roberta Gary has been Professor of Organ and Head of Keyboard Division at College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati since 1967. Her CDs released on Arsis label include Liszt/Reubke, Organ Music of Franck and Bach’s Art of Fugue. She presents organ recitals and master classes throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Her concerts are represented by Independent Concert Artists.
 

Dr. Gary’s interest in movement began as a way of dealing with effects of childhood polio and led to certification as a Body Mapping Educator, along with her husband Thom Miles. She has contributed substantial information for organists to the book “What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body” by Thomas Mark. Dr. Gary is available to teach various lengths of courses, especially to organists and keyboard players, and offers private lessons in organ with emphasis on Body Mapping principles.

 

Jeanne Hansen

Location: Kent, Ohio
 
Instrument: Piano
 
B.M., Whitman College
M.A. in Fine Arts (musicology), Syracuse   University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1998
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Contact: jhansen1@kent.edu

Jeanne has maintained her own piano studio for forty years. She has specialized in teaching at the preparatory level, pre-schoolers through high school students, as well as coaching piano teachers. Jeanne has adjudicated for the National Guild of Piano Teachers for thirty-five years and holds permanent professional certification through the Music Teachers National Association in both piano and music history.
 

She has taught the six-hour course “What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body” to high school students as well as amateur and professional pianists. Jeanne is available to teach the full course or shorter versions to pianists around the country. In addition to teaching the course, she is available for individual coaching and consultation sessions in regard to the benefits of Body Mapping for pianists.

 

Bridget Jankowski

Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Instrument: Piano
 
B.A., Music (emphasis on piano performance), St.   Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1998
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Website: www.bridgetjankowski.com
Contact: bridgetjankowski@gmail.com

Bridget Jankowski is a pianist working in the northeast Ohio area as a church musician, teacher, accompanist and workshop clinician. In 1998 she became the first licensed Body Mapping Educator (with colleague Jeanne Hansen). She has logged over 150 hours of training and study with noted Alexander Technique Teacher and Body Mapping Educators founder Barbara Conable. She now works with teachers and students on movement and technical issues via the course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body”. She has worked to help injured and uncomfortable musicians overcome their disabilities and technical problems, and incorporates these ideas into her daily work with students, church choirs (children and adult), and cantors.

Bridget is currently the Director of Music at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Akron, Ohio and teaches and accompanies with the Western Reserve Suzuki School. Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, MTNA (nationally certified), and Ohio MTA. She is an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers and other events throughout northeast Ohio. In addition, she has been invited to several other states to give presentations, present workshops or teach at Suzuki Institutes. She has served in the role of music director or accompanist for community theaters and local high school musical productions and has had articles published in the American Suzuki Journal. She currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with her husband and three teenage sons.

 

Thom Miles

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Instrument: Organ
 
Degrees from Colorado State University
Premier Prix in Organ from the Montréal   Conservatory of Music (student of Bernard Lagace)
Additional studies with Roberta Gary, William   Porter, and Edward Parmentier
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1999
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Contact: tmiles4114@gmail.com

Thom Miles has served as Chapel Organist at Xavier University and as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also taught on the adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Thom is currently organist at Lakeside Presbyterian Church and Organist/Director of Music at Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio. He played a key role in the preservation and restoration of the 1866 Koehnken & Co. organ in the Plum Street Temple in 2005. Thom recorded on this historic instrument for Arsis Audio immediately after the restoration (Arsis CD 157). He has also recorded the three Organ Sonatas of Paul Hindemith and Four Preludes on Jewish Tunes by William Bolcom, also on Arsis (CD 169).
 

Thom and his wife, Roberta Gary, are both Licensed Body Mapping Educators and present workshops on the topic of Body Mapping. Both Miles and Gary made a contribution to the book "What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body with Supplementary Material for Organists" by Thomas Mark.

 

David Nesmith

Location: Granville, Ohio
Instrument: French Horn
 
B.M., Capital University
M.M., Indiana University
ATI Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, 2001
Author of The Breathing Book for Horn (Mountain Peak Music)
Author of Constructive Rest: The Audio Guide Series (SmartPoise Productions)
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1998
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.poisedforlife.com
Contact: david@bodymap.org

David is instructor of horn, the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping at the Music Department of Denison University (Granville, Ohio USA). He has studied the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping for many years with Barbara Conable and other master teachers. In 2009, he enjoyed advanced work with Elisabeth Walker, of Oxford, England who was trained directly by F. M. Alexander.
 

Having personally benefited from the powerful results of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique, David specializes in Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement for Musicians. He has presented and taught around the United States, including at conferences of the International Horn Society and the Music in Healing and Transition Program. David is available for lessons at his studio in Columbus, Ohio and for introductory presentations, on-site residency workshops of various lengths, and web-cam video coaching.

 

Kelly Mollnow Wilson

Location: Medina, Ohio
Instrument: Flute
 
B.M.E., Baldwin-Wallace College
M.M. in Flute Performance,The Ohio State   University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2007
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Website: www.precisionperformanceandtherapy.com/about/
Contact: kmollnow@mac.com

Flutist Kelly Wilson has nine years of teaching experience in the instrumental music department of the Wooster City Schools in Wooster, OH. While at Wooster, her responsibilities included directing the Freshman Band, assisting with 200+ member High School Marching Band, teaching fifth and sixth grade woodwinds, and coaching middle school girls basketball and volleyball. Kelly teaches private flute lessons out of her home and welcomes Body Mapping students of all ages and abilities. She is available to present the six hour course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body,”® as well as shorter, more condensed workshops for music educators, collegiate music education students, high school students, and other groups of musicians.
 

Kelly’s special interest is teaching Body Mapping principles to children and instrumental music educators. Kelly has taught Body Mapping workshops at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Akron, and for members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. She has co-presented at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference with Lea Pearson in 2004 and was a panelist on the Physical Fix-it Panel sponsored jointly by the Pedagogy and Performance Health Committees at the 2006 National Flute Association Convention in Pittsburgh.

 
 

Rob Engelhart

Location: Michigan
Instrument: Voice
 
B. M., Capital University
M.A. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2006
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
Contact: rob@bodymap.org

Robert Engelhart is Associate Professor of Music at Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Since 1986, Rob has taught studio voice and diction and served as musical director and conductor for musical theatre productions. As director of the opera program, he founded The Superior Light Opera Association in 2004 to provide community and regional support for the department’s yearly opera production. He is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a frequent vocal and choral adjudicator. A tenor, Rob performs regular as a recitalist and soloist with choral ensembles. In 1993, he was performing fellow at The Bach Aria Festival in Stoney Brook, New York.
 

Rob’s fascination with movement and music spans 30 years. He met Barbara Conable in 1977 when he was enrolled in Bill Conable’s Alexander Technique class at Ohio State. For several years he studied the Technique privately and attended seminars with both Barbara and Bill, highlighted by regular visits with the amazing Marjorie Barstow to OSU. He has organized regular Alexander workshops in Marquette with visiting teachers, including Dale Beaver, Donna Doellinger, and Patricia Smolens. At NMU he teaches the principles of Body Mapping in his course Movement for Musicians. He is particularly interested in providing seminars and in-service presentations to public school music educators in the upper Great Lakes area.

 

Rebecca Hunter

Location: Michigan
Instrument: Violin

B.M., Violin Performance, University of Western   Ontario
B.A., French, University of Western Ontario
M.M., Violin Performance, Royal Northern College   of Music
M.M., Suzuki Pedagogy, Ithaca College
D.M.A., University of Oregon

Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2016
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons

Website: www.a2hunterstudios.com
Contact: a2hunterstudios@gmail.com

Rebecca Hunter is an active educator and performer new to the Ann Arbor, MI area. She served as Assistant Professor of Applied Violin and Violin Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina (2010-2015), and was the founding director of the Suzuki Strings at USC program.


She has taught at various music camps, festivals, Suzuki workshops and institutes, adjudicated festivals and competitions, and led master classes across the U.S. and abroad. She has given presentations at regional and national conferences through ASTA and MMC, and in Saint Lucia and Thailand.

As a performer, Rebecca has been a soloist with orchestras including the Chiang Mai Symphony and the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, and a section player with various orchestras including the Hallé Symphony and the Eugene Symphony.

Rebecca presently plays with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, is a part time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, a member of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute, and is building a private studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also enjoys working as a sectional coach for various public school orchestras in the state of Michigan.

 

Judy Palac

Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Instrument: Violin
 
B.M., M.M. in Strings, University of Michigan, 1976,   1977
D.M.A. in Violin Performance, University of Texas, 1987
 Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2012
Associate Professor of Music Education and Director,   Musicians' Wellness Team, Michigan State University
 Publication Chair for the American String Teachers   Association
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.lansingsymphony.org/musicians/judith-palac
 
Contact: palac@msu.edu

As a young Suzuki teacher and violinist, Judy became interested in the biomechanics of the bow arm, which eventually became the subject of her doctoral treatise. Her continuing passion for musicians’ wellness led her to teach courses in that area and finally to found the Musicians’ Wellness Team, comprised of health professionals and somatic practitioners, at Michigan State University. She now incorporates Body Mapping in all of her music education and wellness classes as well as in violin lessons with students of all ages.
 

Judy is published in such journals as American String Teacher, Music Educators Journal, and Medical Problems of Performing Artists. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, including those of the American String Teachers Association and the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She’s been a member of the Lansing Symphony orchestra for 28 years!

 

Melanie Sever

Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Instrument: Flute
 
M.M., University of MN-Duluth
Post-baccalaureate K-12 Instrumental Music Teaching Licensure, University of MN-Duluth
B.A., St. Olaf College
Licensed K-12 Music Educator in Minnesota and Wisconsin
 Licensed Body Mapping Educator 2014
Active member of AFM Local 18, Upper Midwest Flute Association, National Flute Association, Minnesota Music Educators Association, College Music Society, Performing Arts Medicine Association, and Body Mapping Educators.
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.uwsuper.edu/directory/melanie-sever_msever
 
Contact: melaniemsever@gmail.com

As a  Licensed Body Mapping Educator, Melanie works with musicians to help prevent and recover from injury producing movement and to maximize performance potential through the innovative technique of Body Mapping. She has given full-day workshops for the Arrowhead Music Teachers Association and the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association as well as many customized/targeted workshops for varying groups including a Suzuki parent group and college techniques courses. Many musicians have found private sessions to be immensely helpful as well.
 

Melanie conducts the DS Concert Orchestra through the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s youth orchestras program and is founder and director of the 20+ member community flute ensemble, North Wind Flute Choir.
 

As an active freelance musician, Melanie is a frequent principal sub for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and teaches flute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) and in her private studio. She played with Northern Lights Music Festival in 2013 and 2014, and has performed with the United States Marine Corps Bands. Recent solo performances include guest soloists UWS wind ensemble and orchestra, recitals for the University Recital Series at UWS, and the Music of Grace recital series at Grace Lutheran Church in Hermantown. Her Latin American Duo with bassist and Columbian native, Nixon Bustos, performs educational and entertaining outreach concerts in schools, libraries, community centers and private events.
 

Melanie was a judge for the inaugural UMFA Young Artists Competition in St. Paul, MN and has over 30 years of private teaching experience as well as being on staff for flute clinics, public school programs and summer camps, including the Northland Youth Music Program in Superior, Wisconsin, the North Shore Summer Music Experience at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and as a Minnesota All-State Band section coach.

 
 

Timothy Myers

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
 
Instrument: Trombone
 
Northwestern University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Website: www.slso.org/en/musicians/orchestra/timothy-myers/
 
Contact: TMyers7601@gmail.com

Timothy Myers has held the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Mr. and Mrs. William J. Orthwein Principal Trombone Chair since 1997. Myers joined the SLSO in 1983. He has appeared with the SLSO as a soloist on both trombone and euphonium, most recently in the Christopher Rouse Trombone Concerto. Myers has appeared as both soloist and as artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Myers has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra and has given a number of solo recitals in the Midwest. He has also toured with the Summit Brass, and has appeared with the Bay Brass. He has a great interest in new music and has premiered many solo trombone works for St. Louis audiences.
 

From 1990 to 1992, he was a Visiting Artist at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and he has taught trombone at Webster University, St. Louis University, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He is currently a trombone instructor at Washington University. A graduate of Northwestern University, Myers studied with Frank Crisafulli and Arnold Jacobs.
 

Myers and his SLSO colleagues Gerry Pagano, Jonathan Reycraft, and former Acting Associate Principal Vanessa Fralick have performed as a trombone quartet, which they call the Trombones of the SLSO. Their second recording, Fleur di Lis, will be available in late 2013. Myers is also the co-founder of the St. Louis Low Brass Collective, an organization that provides educational and performance opportunities for all low brass players in the St. Louis region, especially students and adult amateurs.
 

Timothy Myers spent his early years in Coshocton, Ohio. He is married to Dana Edson Myers, of the SLSO’s first violin section. They have two sons, Peter and Henry, who are both accomplished cellists. The Myers family also sponsors a young Mongolian cellist, Nomin Zolzaya.

 
 
 

Rachel Ware Carlton

Location: Kiel, Wisconsin
Instrument: Voice
 
B.A., Music, Luther College
M.M., The University of Minnesota
D.M.A., The University of Minnesota
Available for: Workshops, individual lessons
 
Contact: racheljwcarlton@gmail.com

Rachel Ware Carlton, Assistant Professor of Voice and Interim Director of Graduate Music at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI, is an award winning soprano who has performed on the operatic and concert stage. Rachel has taught vocalists at the collegiate, secondary, and elementary levels. Her articles on vocal pedagogy, private studio management, and other topics have appeared in national publications.
 

Prior to joining the faculty at Silver Lake College, Rachel taught at Luther College in Decorah, IA and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus. The courses she taught included Applied Voice, 20th Century Music History, Class Voice, and Introduction to Opera. At Silver Lake College, she teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Diction, Vocal Literature, and Opera Workshop.
 

Rachel conducted a major survey of vocal pedagogues to assess the current use of science and imagery in vocal studios, and published her findings in the Journal of Singing. She has presented these findings at the CMS National Convention, the CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference, the Voice Foundation’s 40th Annual Symposium, and at the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium held in Newfoundland, Canada.

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