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Meet our Vocal Coaches
Dan Callaway will begin serving on the faculty of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy program this fall. Before that, he taught in Elon University’s Music Theatre Program for seven years.
Select theatre credits include the Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, Where's Charley? with City Center Encores! directed by John Doyle, The Pirates of Penzance at the Guthrie Theater directed by Joe Dowling, All's Well That Ends Well at New York's Theatre 1010, The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Hangar Theatre, Pippin with Deaf West Theatre at the Mark Taper Forum directed by Jeff Calhoun, My Fair Lady opposite Kate Baldwin at Sacramento Music Circus helmed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Jesus Christ Superstar at the Muny, Putting it Together at South Coast Repertory, 1776 and Oklahoma! at Cabrillo Musical Theatre, Spamalot and Sweeney Todd (LA Ovation nomination for best featured actor in a musical) with Musical Theatre West, and One Touch of Venus with Lost Musicals at the Royal Opera House Lindbury Studio in London.
He currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Melissa and sons, Noah and Jude, and will be moving to the Boston area in a mere week.
La Tanya Hall
La Tanya Hall’s versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to travel the world and work with some of the world’s most celebrated artists, including Steely Dan, Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Michael McDonald, Quincy Jones, Rob Thomas, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, Harry Belafonte, Steve Tyrell and Aretha Franklin. She has also appeared as a solo artist in her own right with the American Composers Orchestra, The Denver Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony and at jazz clubs around the world.
Hall is also an active educator, teaching clinics in Basel, Switzerland for the Stimmen Festival, as well as teaching master classes on vocal performance and the Great American Songbook for various institutions in the US. She created the first vocal jazz degree program at Oberlin Conservatory five years ago and continues to teach there as an associate professor of jazz voice. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan for 12 years.
Her new record, Say Yes (Blue Canoe Records), debuted in November of this year and is garnering rave reviews, including being named one of the top ten vocal albums for 2019! For more information go to www.latanyahall.com.
Elaine Moebius earned her degree in music education from Capital University. After a thirty-six year career teaching vocal music in the schools in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio and Mooresville, Indiana, Mrs. Moebius is currently a private voice instructor and vocal clinician in the central Indiana area. She has been a choral and show choir adjudicator in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and throughout Indiana. Mrs. Moebius is currently a site coordinator for ISSMA sanctioned show choir events, where she coordinates judges and supervises the adjudication process.
For ten years, Elaine has been a mentor, arranger and music director for the Great American Songbook Foundation’s Songbook Academy, an eight-day summer intensive where High School students from around the country study and perform songs from the Golden Era of American popular music.
Elaine enjoys golfing and spending time with her husband, Gordon, three daughters and nine grandchildren.
From New York City’s Lincoln Center to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, baritone Daniel Narducci has appeared in performances across the globe on the opera, concert, and musical theatre stages. Mr. Narducci has performed with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, Naples Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and the Detroit Symphony. He played the role of Lancelot during two national tours of Camelot, most notably opposite Robert Goulet’s King Arthur. Daniel co-starred with Frederica von Stade and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in a program broadcast internationally by PBS entitled Pops at the Phil: A Century of Broadway. Mr. Narducci created the role of Captain Hook on the world premiere complete recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, co-starring Linda Eder. He was featured on the BBC television documentary Kurt Weill in America: I’m a Stranger Here Myself. His opera roles include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Escamillo in Carmen, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Bohème, Figaro in Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, and Silvio in I Pagliacci. He has been heard in these roles with the Washington National Opera, New Orleans Opera, Central City Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Kentucky Opera, Nashville Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and Opera Santa Barbara. Daniel Narducci received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Voice from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he recently completed his Doctoral Degree in Voice. He is a member of the voice faculty at the University of Indianapolis. www.danielnarducci.com
A graduate of Luther College (B.A. Music/Theatre) and Western Michigan University (M.M. Vocal Performance) Lynne Rothrock is a vocalist/entertainer and arts educator. She has performed as a solo artist at a variety of venues around the United States, including Birdland (NYC), The Bluebird Café (Nashville), Davenports Cabaret
(Chicago), Hell’s Kitchen, Aster Cafe (Minneapolis), Crown & Anchor (Cape Cod, MA). She has also worked for a variety of theatre companies around the country as actress and/or musical director. Lynne was one of 30 vocalists selected to attend the prestigious International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.
An active arts educator, she has served on the voice faculty of Western Michigan University, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts, St. Ambrose University and currently serves as Instructor of Musical Theatre at Luther College. Lynne has served as clinician at the Manhattan Vocal Jazz Festival at Lincoln Center, Brightleaf Music Workshop and has adjudicated for Heritage Music Festivals for 25 years – coaching choral ensembles in every major US city. Lynne has led song performance masterclasses for arts organizations, universities and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Conference. Follow lynnerothrock.com for information about upcoming events.
Catherine Walker holds a master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Western Michigan University and has worked extensively as a musical director, most recently on productions of Next to Normal, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Parade, Blood Brothers, Urinetown, The Light in the Piazza and Shenandoah, starring Robert Newman of TV’s Guiding Light. Her work as a choral conductor has been recognized by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and the American Choral Directors Association. Catherine is an associate professor of music in the Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan.