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Chelsea Lorraine

Voice Faculty

HCD Music


Education

BA, Music, University of Connecticut

Graduate Performer’s Certificate in Vocal Performance, University of Connecticut


Chelsea Lorraine, soprano, grew up in southeastern CT. Chelsea holds a BA in music, and a Graduate Performer’s Certificate in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut, where she studied with celebrated mezzo-soprano, Meredith Ziegler. While at UConn, Chelsea performed various roles with UConn Opera Theater and Outreach, such as, Alice in Walter Slaughter’s Alice in Wonderland, Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, and Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas, to name a few.

Most recently, Chelsea’s performances include playing the role of Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and collaborative recitals focused on art songs and chamber music. Additionally, Chelsea has been performing with Opera Theater of Connecticut and Connecticut Lyric Opera during their last six seasons.

Chelsea studies acting at HB Studio in NYC, with renowned acting teacher, Michael Beckett. Her acting studies have informed her passions for creating art that is honest and authentic. When she is not singing, Chelsea has been working on indie films and TV shows. 

Chelsea has been teaching voice for five years, where she encourages her students to find their joy in singing. Her students have been accepted to regionals, all-state and universities across CT.

 

Teaching Philosophy:

My approach to teaching begins with compassion and focuses on the importance of vocal health, musicianship and dramatic connection. I believe that singing is one of the greatest joys in the world, and am so grateful that I get to share that joy with others. I teach a classical technique that can be applied to many different types of singing. Many of my students enjoy singing different genres, such as pop, musical theater, and classical.

I address each student differently, creating lessons with their individual goals in mind. Together we choose music that will address these goals. Warm ups will directly impact the music that the student is singing. Lessons also include a portion on musicianship. We will practice and talk about ear training and music theory. I believe these skills are very important to nurture along with healthy singing. We will talk about the dramatic meaning of the music, and work on ways to tell the story through song. I want my singers to feel inspired and excited about singing, as well as to learn a sustainable technique.

I work to foster an open environment so that students feel safe to express any concerns or questions. I encourage my students to find their own true voice and expression.