VOICE AT NEW MUSIC SCHOOL

NMS offers private voice lessons in any performance genre for students ages 8+ and adults. Through our extensive curriculum, students are trained in career-building and formative elements such as vocal technique, repertoire, languages, diction, and musicality. Supplemental classes are also available in theory, solfège, and movement.

MUSIC THEATRE TRAINING CENTER · MTTC

NMS offers a comprehensive music theatre program for students whose eyes are set on the profession. NMS’s unique Triple Threat curriculum focuses on singing, acting, and dancing for the music theatre stage.  Weekly workshops allow students to gain performance skills across the different styles of music theatre, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim to Andrew Lloyd Webber, and to learn from top caliber, active performers and coaches in the field. 

Students performance opportunities include:

  • Bi-annual showcases at the New Music School Concert Hall
  • Exciting performance opportunities across a number of Chicago venues such as   cabaret evenings, holiday performances and small stage experiences
  • Weekly intensive workshops in singing, acting, and dancing

THE FACULTY

Award-winning voice faculty includes graduates from the Juilliard Opera Center, Ryan Opera Center, and Merola Opera Program, and are Placido Domingo Young Artists. They have had performance roles with various opera houses including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and more. Faculty are all active soloists nationally and internationally, having performed with major symphony orchestras and at prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. 

The MTTC voice, dance and acting faculty are all active professionals who have worked with organizations such as Second City in Chicago and the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. The faculty have worked with Broadway directors, conductors and performers in a variety of music theatre productions. Additionally, students work with professional piano accompanists at each workshop.

Ryan Belongie, voice

Ryan Belongie, voice

Scott Ramsay, voice

Scott Ramsay, voice

Caryn Ott, acting

Caryn Ott, acting

Jeffrey Panko, piano

Jeffrey Panko, piano


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