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Lisa Sheldon

Voice Faculty

Lisa Sheldon earned a B.M. from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam). She completed graduate work in opera theater with John Moriarty at The Boston Conservatory and voice studies with Donna Roll, Normma Giustiani, Helen Hodam and Phyllis Bryn-Julson. Sheldon also completed studies with Kristin Linklater (Freeing the Natural Voice) and Gisela Rohmert (The Institute of Functional Voice Training, Germany) and has been trained in Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Kripalu yoga.

Sheldon is an active jazz, musical theater, pop and bluegrass vocalist. She worked as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Opera and Central City Opera and was involved in the New York premiere of Adolphe's The False Messiah. She also performed as a soloist with the Boston Academy of Music, Cantata Singers, Concord Chorale, Greater Boston Choral Society, Andover Choral Society and many more. Sheldon was the winner of the Mystic Valley Chamber Orchestra concerto competition and was a Puccini finalist. 

Sheldon is a former faculty member of Emerson College’s School of Performing Arts and Berklee College of Music. Many of her students have obtained leads in Broadway and touring shows such as The Lion King, West Side Story, South Pacific, Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical?, The Book of Mormon, Altar Boyz and many more.

Sheldon worked two years with 2006 American Idol finalist, Katharine McPhee and was the founding artistic director for the Vermont Vocal Arts Institute, a summer arts camps for high school singers. Her work with classical, musical theater and pop singers is centered around the body, incorporating Linklater, Alexander®, Feldenkrais and yoga techniques in her own distinct mutually supportive style to release tensions in order to free the physical voice, find the inner voice, achieve emotional connection and realize the potency of each singing voice as an instrument that touches the soul quite like no other. 

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