The sixth season of the FULL VOICE Podcast kicks off with an in-depth interview with creator/director/educator/pianist Ann Baltz. Ann shares her holistic teaching philosophy and strategies for using clear language and positive observations to move students to their performance goals.
About our Guest: Ann Baltz is recognized as one of the leading opera educators in America today. Inspired by her work with visionary Wesley Balk at the Merola Opera Program and as music director of his Minnesota Opera Institute, Baltz’s revolutionary holistic approach to singer training became OperaWorks, a vanguard of performer education which was the first of its kind to incorporate the cross-disciplinary education vital to singers. Founded in 1987, OperaWorks now boasts an impressive list of over 2,000 alumni worldwide, expanded pedagogical training for teachers and coaches, and documented success of Baltz’s teaching methods in the International Journal of Music Education.
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