High School Age Voice Lessons 2019-2020During private one-on-one voice lessons students will work on the basics of singing, posture, breathing, performance-skills, and optional sight reading. Fees include access to the vocal library, but additional fees apply if youth want to perform music outside of the library. Instructor will provide information about purchasing additional sheet music. These private lessons are designed for high school aged students. Instructor:Dr. Luke Williams has been described in performance as “masterfully communicative”, “powerful”, and “menacing and moving”. A versatile singing actor who has had success performing both classical and contemporary repertoire, Dr. Williams has performed with Skylark Opera, Out of the Box Opera, LOON opera, and Lyric Opera of the North in Minnesota, in addition to serving as a visiting assistant professor on the voice faculty of St. Olaf College for the 2018-2019 academic year. In 2017 he completed his doctorate in vocal pedagogy and performance at the University of Colorado, where he performed professionally with the Colorado Symphony in productions of The Music Man and Tosca. Other professional highlights include performances with Opera Delaware, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Middle America Freedom Band, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and the Delaware Valley Chorale.Students of Dr. Williams have had placed in and won numerous competitions, including district solo competitions, NATS competitions and the $8,000 Petri Scholarship in Portland, Oregon. Outside of teaching students the most healthy and sustainable way to use their voices, Dr. Williams enjoys playing ice hockey, hiking and backpacking with his wife, barbecuing, and woodworking.