WENDY HILLHOUSE Laureate, Académie Maurice Ravel (France) B. Mus., (Voice), San Francisco Conservatory of Music B.A., (double major: Geology & Paleontology), University of California, Berkeley
Wendy Hillhouse has taught voice at Stanford University since 2010 and has served as stage director for the Department of Music opera and musical theater productions since 2013.
A mezzo soprano, she holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford, and degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Voice, BM) and the University of California at Berkeley (BA, Geology and Paleontology double major).
During her operatic and concert career, she sang with the Metropolitan Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival and major opera companies and symphonies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Early in her career Wendy won numerous competitions and awards including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Pavarotti International Competition, the Loren L. Zachary Competition, and the Eleanor Steber Competition. In 1985, she was the first prize winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award, and received a Lauréate from the Académie Maurice Ravel, where she studied with Gérard Souzay. She participated in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program and apprentice programs with the Santa Fe and San Diego Operas. She taught voice at San Francisco Conservatory of Music for thirteen years. A past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NATS, she also served as Governor of the Northern California Region. Her research interests include American song, especially the works of Samuel Barber, Charles Ives and Henry Cowell.
MARK GOODRICH Dr. Mark J. Goodrich, tenor, recently returned to the voice faculty of Cal. State Fullerton, where he originally taught for a decade (1992-2002, where he currently serves as Vocal Area Coordinator. He has also served full-time on the voice faculties of Boston University (Chair of the Voice Department), and California State University, Los Angeles. He currently maintains voice studios in Long Beach and San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Goodrich received his Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Yale School of Music and his Doctorate in Musical Arts (Vocal Performance) from The University of Michigan, where he worked with tenor George Shirley. He has also worked extensively with tenor John Stewart, Jan DeGaetani, Martin Katz, William Parker and Doris Yarick-Cross.
He has served on the Executive Board of NATS-LA, as well as the NATS Boston.and teaches in Opera and Classical music styles.
ERIN WILSON ERIN WILSON is a Broadway/TV/Film actor, Voice Specialist, Acting Coach, University Faculty for 2 major universities & owner of Erin Wilson Studio.
She has performed on Broadway and in National Tours, has appeared on the Hallmark Channel, TBS, Netflix, TNT, and has been fortunate to work and train with many amazing actors and creatives. Erin studied Musical Theater at Brigham Young University before moving to NYC. Early in her career, she worked for many lovely theaters across the US before originating the role of Shen Shen and understudying Madame Morrible in the record-breaking show of Wicked (2nd National Tour). Erin has played Madame Morrible, the Midwife, and Shen Shen in all three Wicked US companies: 1st National, 2nd National, and Broadway! Favorite roles include Sister Mary-Martin-of-Tours in the national tour of Sister Act, The Witch in Into the Woods, Cha Cha in Grease (x's 3!), Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun to name a few. TV/Film: Public Morals (TNT), directed by Edward Burns, Tales of the City (Netflix) with Laura Linney, Holiday for Heroes (Hallmark Channel), The Last OG (TBS) with Tracy Morgan. She continues to work on her craft with some of the very best in NYC and LA as well as run her personal online studio for students worldwide.
With an extensive background in teaching and education for professionals and students, Erin works with performers for voice, acting, guest artist master classes, and more. She currently is faculty in the Theatre and Music departments for Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University. She is certified as a Vocal Teacher with the International Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA) and specializes in balancing voices, helping singers discover their mix voice and refine their audition technique.
LIBBY SERVAIS www.broadwayinlove.com Libby Servais was recently seen performing the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. She was also in the Original Broadway Cast of Lysistrata Jones. Libby has performed on many beautiful stages spanning all across the United States as well. Some of her regional highlights include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods, Broadway World Award Winner), Chicago (Roxie),Hairspray (Amber), Elf (Jovie), Pride and Prejudice (Eastman Opera House) 1776 (Martha), Gypsy (Dainty June) and A Taste of Things to Come (Broadway in Chicago). You may have also spotted Libby singing on TV in NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween special. Libby received her Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music, where she majored in musical theatre. Along with performing, she also has a great passion for teaching, both private voice lessons and group musical theatre workshops. One of Libby’s most treasured theatrical experiences was meeting her wonderful husband, Stephan Stubbins on stage in a Broadway Under the Stars concert in Sonoma, California. They love singing together both on and off stage...and with their sweet puppy, Princeton. Starting this Spring, they'll be performing around the country in their new cabaret style show, "Broadway in Love." Libby believes singing offers a spiritual connection to the soul and hopes to share this joyful connection through her teaching and performing for the rest of her life. CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music)
JESSICA BALDWIN https://truecolorsvoiceandartist.com Jessica Baldwin is a popular musics voice specialist, creativity coach, and indie soul singer-songwriter. Throughout school, she sang soul, jazz, pop, and musical theatre alongside choral and classical music. After completing her master's in classical vocal pedagogy and performance, she devoured whatever she could find about CCM (non-classical) vocal pedagogy, attended her first CCM Institute in 2009, and was eventually appointed to the faculty of the Institute in 2016. Her love for popular music in particular led to the creation of Singing in Popular Musics, a blog by and for voice teachers.
Right after grad school, she started her personal artistry walkabout after a teacher led her to The Artist's Way. It was the first of a non-stop string of books about creativity, coaching, psychology, productivity, and healing, all of which found their way into her teaching as well as her own artistry. While she still loves nerding out on vocal pedagogy and helping singers create the sounds they want, her true passion is in helping singer-artists connect to the why behind their voice, songs, and style, walking alongside them as they find their own path to artistic authenticity.
She’s currently a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Association for Popular Music Education, and the Creativity Coaching Association.
ALI CECCHETTI https://alicecchettivoice.com/about/ With private vocal studios in Los Angeles and Sonoma, California, certified vocal coach, and songwriter, Ali Cecchetti, is known for her work in the entertainment industry working with TV, film and recording artists. Ali offers a range of vocal techniques and services, including music theory, performance and songwriting skills. Creating a fun, positive and professional atmosphere, Ali customizes each session according to her client’s needs and goals to help them achieve their true potential. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ali is an award winning, published songwriter and international performer. She makes it her mission “to give all my clients the confidence, knowledge and techniques to make their mark in the entertainment industry.”
Vocal lessons are geared to each singer’s individual and unique voice. From beginners to professional recording artists and performers each lesson incorporates the latest vocal science and research to develop vocal skills. At the Voice Studio our focus is building vocal techniques, performance skills and creative development. Keeping your voice healthy, fixing vocal strain and eliminating breaks are just a few issues we will identify and help you find your true voice and potential.