Mark Leuning

Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Private Voice Instructor

Bio: I provide a friendly approach to discovering joyful music-making through the application of quality vocal training and technique. Meaningful, productive evaluation, and support and encouragement serve to help you achieve your best voice. Whether pursuing a professional career in classical voice or music theater, or simply seeking to increase your satisfaction with your own singing, I am eager to help you achieve your goals. Student repertoire ranges from legit and contemporary music theater, to pop, jazz, and opera. Lessons focus on breath management, resonance, vowel tuning, effective chest/head voice register blending, movement and body release exercises, performance anxiety management, and textual/musical expression. I hold a Master of Music degree in Voice and Voice Pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory, where I was also Applied Voice Faculty within the conservatory's Vocal Arts Extension Program. I was formerly a voice instructor at Northeastern University, and was also a member of the voice faculty at The South Shore Conservatory for several years. Between the two positions, I maintained a voice studio of around forty students weekly. Additionally, at the French Cultural Center of Boston, I taught courses on French Art Song, French Baroque Opera, and a General Music class for children. During the summer of 2014, I was a French and French Lyric Diction Teacher through The Franco-American Vocal Academy in Paris, France. I currently teach French language and literature to undergraduate students at Brown University, and continue to maintain a private voice studio in Providence. Previous voice students have gained entry into competitive theater and vocal performance programs including Berklee College of Music, The Boston Conservatory, and Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Opera roles have included Pâris (La Belle Hélène), Ruggiero (La liberazione di Ruggiero), Un plaisir (Les plaisirs de Versailles), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Sylvester (Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters), Der Hohepriester (Die Zauberflöte), The Priest (The Ballad of Baby Doe), and Maximilian (Candide). Choral and chamber music credits include the Northwest premier of David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion in Seattle, recitals of French mélodies at Boston's Alliance Française and a season with Renaissance choir Convivium Musicum in Brookline, MA.

Voice Type: Tenor

Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students

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