Voice Teachers

Shauna Fallihee

Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy
Master Voice instructor

Soprano Shauna Fallihee, Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy, Master Voice instructor, Soprano Shauna Fallihee holds the Master Voice Instructor position at the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir and at Acalanes High School. Since 2005, she has served as an artist in residence for Volti's Choral Institute for High School Students. Shauna has coached in the choral programs of Miramonte High School, Campolindo High School, Pacific Collegium's Chapel College Boychoir, and Cantare Con Vivos' Nova Children’s Choir. Shauna has given vocal technique workshops and acted as a clinician for Masterworks Chorale and San Francisco Choral Society. She maintains a large private voice studio, serving children through professional singers. In addition to voice instruction, Shauna teaches The Dailey Method, an alignment based barre fitness class at the Piedmont and Berkeley studios. As a performer, Shauna has been featured with numerous Bay Area ensembles including San Francisco Choral Society, Masterworks Chorale, Albany Chamber Orchestra, Open Opera, and West Bay Opera. Shauna is currently on the faculty of City College of San Francisco teaching Voice Class, Chabot College teaching private voice, and Holy Names University teaching voice lessons, Vocal Forum, Opera Workshop and Literature of the Voice. shaunabeth@gmail.com

Theresa Cardinale

Ensemble Camp Voice Teacher

Singing professionally for 30 years and teaching voice for 25 years, mostly in the San Francisco and East Bay areas, Theresa Cardinale has studied and performed many different styles of music: classical, musical theater and standards.  She brings a wide knowledge base of repertoire, languages and styles to her teaching.

Theresa holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Holy Names University in Oakland. These intense studies trained her in numerous and current approaches for working with each individual voice. She is sensitive and astute in assessing the varying needs of the people who come to me for vocal training.

Students are instructed in the basic technical aspects of singing, such as body alignment, breath management and control, vowel production, diction, focus of tone and range expansion. They also learn refinements such as smoothing out register shifts, increasing flexibility and ease of tone production and phrasing. Additional work is done on the art in singing: dramatic expression and interpretation and we apply these components in the study of song, opera, standards, early music, and musical theatre.

Theresa has worked with many high school students from the Piedmont East Bay Childrens Choirs, Head Royce School, Musically Minded Academy and College Preparatory schools. Theresa leads vocal workshops and master classes with community choruses and church choirs and has been an adjudicator for vocal competitions and scholarship auditions many times. 
Education:
MM Vocal Pedagogy, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA,BS Speech Pathology, State University of NY at Albany,Private Voice Lessons: Major Vocal Teachers: Cheryl Keller, Maria Louisa Cioni (in Milan), Barbara Aurora, Janet Parlova, Edwin BarlowUndergraduate Music Studies: San Francisco City College, S F State Univ. and San Francisco Conservatory
Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Teachers of Singing,NATS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter: Chair Person: NATS Student AuditionsBay Area Professional Singers Forum
theresacardinale@hotmail.com

Jonathon Hampton

Vocal Teacher

Having directed choirs for over a decade, Jonathon Hampton is a unique and versatile conductor and voice teacher, specializing in early music, sacred repertoire, spirituals, and contemporary pop. He is an Associate Director of Pacific Boyschoir where he directs the high school a cappella group, Continuum, and where, since 2004, he has worked with boy choristers in grades 1‐12. In addition to having given lectures, workshops, and performance reviews across the country, he created a new choral program as Director of Choristers at Grace Church in Newark (NJ) for two seasons. He also founded and led two choirs in affiliation with his Alma mater, Cornell University ‐ The Chorus & Glee Club Summer Ensemble and The Alumni Singers. Hampton has been guest conductor of the Cornell University World Music Choir and the choirs of the Cathedral of Christ the Light (Oakland, CA), Lafayette Christian Church (Lafayette, CA), Trinity Wall Street(New York, NY), Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (New York, NY), Trinity Church (Princeton, NJ), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Englewood, NJ), and Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral (Newark, NJ). Hampton also spent five years with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, coordinating music eduction programs, annually serving over 400,000 students, teachers, and young professional artists across the globe. JonHampton.com jonhampton@live.com

Chelsea Hollow
Vocal Pedagogy Coach

 
 

Chelsea Hollow is the vocal instructor for the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, working with faculty and students to build a core understanding of vocal technique through individual and small group lessons as well as classroom coaching. Ms. Hollow teaches and performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In her private studio in Alameda, she teaches singers from beginners to pre-professionals of all ages. As a performer, Chelsea works with local opera companies including The San Francisco Opera Guild, West Edge Opera, West Bay Opera, The Lamplighters, Pocket Opera, and 42nd Street Moon. She has also performed with Pittsburgh Festival Opera in Pennsylvania and Escenia Ensamble in Guadalajara, Mexico. Specializing in high coloratura repertoire, Chelsea’s favorite roles are Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos/Strauss), Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann/Offenbach), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Mozart), and Marie (La Fille du Regiment/Donizetti). For more information on performances or private lessons, please visit: chelseahollow.com.

Audrey Howitt

Concert Choir and Ensemble Camp Voice Teacher

Audrey Howitt teaches voice in the San Francisco bay area and has been an associated voice teacher with several award winning choirs including Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir under the baton of Robert Geary, the Young Women’s Choral Project of San Francisco under the direction of acclaimed director, Susan McMane, the Head Royce School under the tutelage of Robert Wells, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

Ms.Howitt has sung with San Francisco Symphony Chorus under the direction of both Vance George and Ragnar Bohlin. Ms. Howitt has also sung with the San Francisco Chamber Singers (now Volti) under the direction of Robert Geary.  She has appeared in opera and musical theatre roles, covering both the mezzo-soprano and the soprano repertoire.

Ms. Howitt holds a master’s degree in music from Holy Names University and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.She maintains a private studio in Alameda. divalounger@gmail.com

Amy McKenzie
Ensemble Camp Voice Teacher
(PEBCC Alum)

Amy McKenzie is a founding member of PEBCC. She grew up in Piedmont and graduated from Piedmont High School. She received her Bachelor’s of Music with Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music and her Master’s of Music from Holy Names University. She first began teaching voice at PEBCC camp in the summer after her freshman year of college and hasn’t stopped since! She is a Master Voice teacher at Piedmont High School and has taught at The Head Royce School in the after school program. In addition to teaching, Amy has sung with San Francisco Opera Chorus for 10 seasons. She has been a soloist with WomenSing and Golden Gate Men’s Chorus and a member of Volti. She lives in Piedmont with her husband, Tom, and two sons, Scott and Nate. Amy is grateful to have been a part of the PEBCC family for 34 years! amy@tomandamy.net

Lucia Scardigno

Ensemble Camp Voice Teacher

 

Lucia Scardigno has been seen with opera companies throughout Northern California performing the title roles of Madama Butterly, Turandot, Aida, Suor Angelica, as well as Leonora in “Il Trovatore”, Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Amelia in “Masked Ball”, among others.  She has performed under such batons as those of Hugo Rinaldi of Marin Opera and Maestro Coradetti (a protégé of Toscanini).  Favorite musical theatre roles include the Mother Abbess in “The Sound of Music” and Lady Thiang in “The King and I” with the Willows Theatre Company, and the fun role of the music teacher in “On the Town.”  Other credits include voice over work for film and radio, opera cabaret, and singing telegrams, and recital and oratorio work.  Ms. Scardigno has been teaching voice for over 28 years.  Her students have performed in concert halls in Europe, on Broadway and in Broadway touring companies, Disney Cruise ships, at Juilliard, and even Motley Crue concerts! phone:  925-933-1126

Tim Silva

Ensemble Camp Voice Teacher, 
Ensemble Camp Counselor, 
Concert Choir Associate Director,
Performing Department Camp Theory Teacher 

East Bay native Tim Silva has performed with the Artists’ Vocal Ensemble (AVE), SF Choral Artists, Chalice Consort, Marin Symphony, Chorus, ForeignFire, et al, and regularly appears with Volti. He will make his debut with Gaude this fall. With Volti, he has worked with the SF Opera Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, and the Kronos Quartet, in addition to several composers. He is an active performer with several independent projects, and is one-third of the folk-pop trio Iron Henry. He produces and promotes live music events throughout the bay area. He holds a degree in Music Education and composition from UCLA. In addition to seven years as music teacher and program coordinator at St. Leander School, Tim has served as a voice and/or musicianship coach for Piedmont East Bay Children's Choirs' Summer camp program for the past three years, and has served several other choirs in the area.  He directs Throckappella, a teen-age a cappella program at the Throckmorton Theater, where he is also a section-leader/soloist for the Theater Chorus.  In his free time, he enjoys baseball and propagating plants.

Katy Stephan

GT4 Accompanist, Ecco Camp Accompanist,
Ecco Camp Voice Teacher, Performing Department Camp Theory

Katy, Girls Training 4 accompanist, is a vocalist, pianist, and composer. She has performed in Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, the U.K. and the U.S. with various groups and projects. Stephan has recently been a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and appeared as a soloist and chorus member on the Grammy- nominated recording of the Leonard Bernstein's Mass with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie. Her voice can be heard in several motion picture soundtracks, a TV sitcom theme, and advertisements. Her original music is available on iTunes and at bandcamp.com  katyann7@yahoo.com

Laura Storm

Ecco Camp Voice Teacher

A versatile singer, soprano Laura Storm is an active performer of stage, concert and chamber repertoire.  She has performed leading rolls in many operas. She was awarded third prize in the Concurso Internacional de Canto Lírico in Trujillo, Peru which led to concerts with the Trujillo Symphony at the Municipal Theater in Trujillo and the National Museum in Lima.  

Dr. Storm is a founding member of the Storm Trio, an ensemble specializing in music for soprano, clarinet, and piano.  The trio is included on the Arkansas Arts Council Arts on Tour roster, and has performed throughout the United States including concerts in California, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.  

Dr. Storm is Professor of Voice at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas  She holds degrees from Florida State University (DM), The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM), and Austin Peay State University (BA). She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and served as Arkansas Chapter president from 2014-2016. Dr. Storm is a student of yoga and the Alexander Technique, and has completed Level II of Somatic Voicework™ - The LoVetri Method, a holistic approach to teaching vocal technique for Contemporary Commercial Music styles. stoml@hsu.edu