Much of the world’s future operatic talent resides in Mexico, so for me to be able to participate in the discovery and training of these young artists in your Prelude to New Orleans coaching program is a service to the art form I love. It’s my tremendous joy to be able to share my accumulated knowledge & experience with the next generation.
Michael Sylvester
Associate Professor of Voice, Wichita State University, KS
I come every year to the Prelude to New Orleans program, knowing I have a very good chance of encountering singers who have: raw talent, heart, courage, discipline, ambition, and the humility/willingness to be open to what we can give them. When I encounter talent with these ingredients, my ability to share what I know comes alive. Prelude give me that opportunity, in abundance, every time.
Ted Taylor
Retired faculty member, Mannes School of Music & Yale University; independent voice coach based in NYC.