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The voice faculty is a dedicated group of teachers, scholars, and artists who emphasize good vocal health, efficient technique, and confidence in performance. These basics apply to all singing, no matter if your interests are traditional art music/opera, popular/jazz, choral music, or musical theater styles. Whether your wish is to pursue music as a career, or you just want to sing in the shower, our nurturing instruction will inspire confidence in your ability, help to develop your singing skills, and foster an appreciation of vocal music that will last a lifetime.

With some exceptions, we believe that serious vocal study should not begin before the age of 14, but we feel that it is never too late to begin instruction. The habits learned early in vocal study can determine the length and success of a potential singing career. We encourage students to participate in outside activities that support their dreams and ambitions. We encourage regular recital participation to help develop self confidence and a positive performance persona.

Come join us and see what your voice can become – we will be with you every step of the way, guiding and encouraging you.

Group of Singers

Meet the TMI Voice Faculty:

Dr. Deborah Kent, Coordinator of Vocal Studies
Read Dr. Kent's bio here.
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James Bailey, tenor
Susan Berkson, soprano
Karla Chisholm (Googins), jazz vocals
Dr. Lorriana Markovic, soprano
Matthew Osifchin, baritone
Christine Thomas-O'Meally, mezzo-soprano