Style: Pop; Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Elizabeth Barry (she/her) is a voice teacher, musical theater lover, and opera singer (in that order).
As a voice teacher, Elizabeth excels in working with shy students. She delights in finding a kernel of awesome in each singer and nurturing it until one day (after a ton of hard work) it blossoms into something spectacular. She is co-founder of Grand Rapids Voice Collective, an innovative voice studio whose teachers are dedicated to collaboration. By working closely together, GRVC provides exceptional vocal instruction to its students. Through its “teacher swap” program, Elizabeth has been a guest teaching artist in several independent studios across the midwest.
When she’s not teaching, Elizabeth is either practicing or seeing a show. Whether she’s seeing the next big musical in NYC, a student singing their face off in a community theater production, or adjudicating for the Michigan High School Music Theater Sutton Foster Ovation Awards, she enjoys them all!
When Elizabeth “can’t because she has rehearsal” it’s because she is also actively pursuing a career as an opera singer. She’s been a Young Artist with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater where she performed on the world premiere of “Strokes of Genius: The Grant Wood Operas.” She has also attended the Savannah VOICE Festival where she performed as Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel and Sister Mathilde in Dialogues of the Carmelites.
Elizabeth is a card carrying member of the SpeakEasy Cooperative, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and Sigma Alpha Iota. She’s a corgi owner, la Croix drinker, and idea creator who’s based in Grand Rapids, MI.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students