Style: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Bruce Kolb Voice Studios
Bio: Bruce Kolb, D.M.A., is a highly regarded, internationally distinguished singing/acting teacher and clinician as well as a voice consultant and media coach for the major national and international television networks. Based in New York City, he has also performed extensively in opera, oratorio, music theater, early music, and concert in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., nationally, and in Europe, Bermuda and Central and South America. Students from his studios have received critical acclaim in opera and musical theater in Europe and in the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, major American and European opera companies, and hundreds of leading Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. His students are also professional singers in oratorio, concert, and early music ensembles, as well as first place winners and finalists in major national and international competitions. On Broadway, his students have excelled in original leading roles and are winners of the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
\nAs a clinician, he regularly teaches master classes at a number of universities, theater companies, and for NATS and NYSTA workshops on such topics as “Singing Technique for the Musical Theater,” “Technical Issues in Cultivated and Vernacular Singing Styles,” “Musical-Dramatic Preparation for the Singer-Actor,” “Working Practically with Performance Anxiety,” “Balancing Singing Technique with Authentic Acting in Opera,” and “The Mandorla Metaphor in Preparation and Performance.” In March, 2001, he was invited to teach in Vienna, Austria, at the historic Theater an der Wien, where he taught private lessons to the cast of Mozart. He has also taught in England, Germany, and Switzerland and is a National Panelist and Teacher for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in Miami, Florida.
\nBruce’s extensive study of singing, acting, Shakespeare, movement, vocal pedagogy, voice therapy, physiology, conducting, psychology, performance anxiety, archetypes, and Jungian studies contributes to his unique ability to synthesize the various components that merge in performance, whether it be stage, film, TV, or concert hall.
Voice Type: Tenor
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program