Karolyn Aldrich holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Vocal Performance Major from Central Michigan University,
as well as a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance from Michigan State University.
Some of her performance experiences include co-founding 'Canzona di Musica' (a semi-professional chamber choir) and performing with them for 25 years. She also co-created and performed in 'A Schubertiad' (a chamber music program of Franz Schubert's music performed by him with the Froelich sisters and performed in period costumes for audiences and for music education purposes).
Karolyn has also enjoyed performing in countless Art Song Recitals, Cantatas, Oratorios, Musicals, Operas, and Operettas. Some of these include The Messiah, Elijah, Mass in B, Cosi fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel,The Fantastiks, The Sound of Music, Showboat, Sweet Charity, and Street Scene.
For 13 years, Ms. Aldrich served as the Governor, President, and Vice President of the Michigan NATS board. She is currently an active member of International Congress of Voice Teachers and the National, Regional and Colorado NATS chapters.
Her teaching experiences include adjunct professorships at Alma College, Saginaw Valley State University, and Delta College in Michigan. In addition, Karolyn has maintained "Voices Unlimited", a private home voice studio, for the past 30 years.
It is my joy to assist singers of all ages and stages to discover how to help their voices do what they want them to in a healthy way, and to impart to them the love of singing! "Singing is honest emotion clearly stated!"
It is my goal to provide a positive learning and performing environment for my students as that is the foundation for building self confidence as well as creating a supportive studio environment. I feel very strongly about teaching my students to support, encourage, and learn from each other. We strive for the confidence to move forward in performance and to express the character and feelings of the text through the music.
We work on building healthy singing skills for proper breathing, tone production and projection . I believe that teaching a solid 'Classical Singing Technique' is the best way to achieve this goal...a healthy, properly supported and effective way to sing is easily used to sing other types of music.
It is my goal to teach students an appreciation of and love for many different types of music. Repertoire includes Musical Theater , Disney , folk songs, art songs and Opera Literature...something for everyone! We have studio goals of performing in "A Christmas Cabaret", "Musical Theater/Opera Fest", Master Classes, and various local/state/national auditions and competitions. Our singers do very well in these events, and many continue with their vocal studies into college and beyond. A select few join the professional world of Music Education, Musical Theater, and Opera performance!
Above is Ms. Karolyn Aldrich performing the role of the Dew Fairy in Engelbert Humperdink's opera Hansel and Gretel.