VTMTA Faculty

Bill Reed

Bill Reed

Bill Reed

BILL REED has dedicated his professional life to guiding singers in their quest to realize their potential as performing artists. Born into a show business family, Bill began his vocal music education at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. (Bill is a proud member of the Badger Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.) He completed his studies at Columbia University, where he earned a doctorate in vocal music education. After a busy and rewarding career as a college choral director, studio voice teacher and concert singer, Bill established a private voice studio in New York City near Lincoln Center. For over thirty years, he was privileged to work with singers from all over the world. whose specialties ranged from opera to pop and rock, and Broadway to folk and country. He has consulted on a number of Hollywood movies and commercial recordings, and his students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, City Opera, many European opera houses, and in hundreds of Broadway shows and national tours. Bill’s students have won Oscar Hammerstein, MAC, Emmy and Tony awards. Bill has also taught singing at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC for many years, and is a founder of the acclaimed musical theater program there.

In Vermont, Bill’s adult students have had leading roles in numerous local community and professional musical theater productions. His college and school-aged students have performed extensively in school productions and have gone on to study singing and musical theater at many of the most prestigious colleges, universities, and conservatories in the country. A number of Bill’s Vermont students are working professionals and have recently performed in leading roles at the New York City Opera and on Broadway. Bill is in demand  nationally as a clinician and has been invited to give workshops at many colleges, universities, and meetings of professional organizations. Bill’s website can be found here.

“Working with Bill I gained the endurance to do eight shows a week on Broadway. This man is magic!” ~ Gary Lynch, “Javert” in Les Misérables

Click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpOHyX1XZgA) to see a feature on master voice teacher, Bill Reed.

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Elisa Van Duyne

Elisa Van Duyne is a professional performer, choreographer and arts educator with over 20 years experience in theatre and musical theatre. As a performer, she's been seen and heard on Broadway: “42nd Street”, “Beauty and the Beast,” “Finian’s Rainbow”, “110 In The Shade” on TV: “Person of Interest”, “As The World Turns,” “2001 TONY Awards,” as well as Off-Broadway, European & national tours, and regional theaters all over the country. She has choreographed for universities, international entertainment companies, BC/EFA benefit concerts and professional theaters. Her work includes "Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Oklahoma,” “Big River,” "Footloose," ”Hairspray,” “The Who's Tommy" as well as stand alone contemporary and tap dance pieces. As an arts educator, she’s taught in NYC at Cap 21, Broadway Dance Center, and AMDA; Paper Mill Playhouse and local performing arts schools across the nation. She is currently on staff at The Flynn Center for Performing Arts.

Jeremy Holm

Credits - TV: “Mr. Robot”, “House Of Cards” and Film: “The Ranger” and “Twelve.”

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Katheryn Crockett -  The Martha Graham Company .  Lamentation Variations  (Choreography, Richard Move. Photo, Tim Barden)

Katheryn Crockett - The Martha Graham Company. Lamentation Variations (Choreography, Richard Move. Photo, Tim Barden)

Adjunct and Workshop Faculty

Lisa Hopkins

Philip David Stern

James Hunsaker

Cady Huffman

Andrew Chapelle

Susan Walsh

Bill Carmichael

Jeremy (Jae) Neal

Jeremy Holm

Rikki Gimelstob

Merri Sugarman

Robi Hager

Kate Wetherhead

Michelle Dorrance

Steve Smith