Presenter, Contributor, Mentor Teacher
Theresa Brancaccio’s students perform throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in venues including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, Covent Garden, Santa Fe Opera... Ms. Brancaccio created the free Singer Savvy App https://www.singersavvyapp.com with tutorial on YouTube to maximize vocal health for excellence in singing.
Theresa is connected to Jonathan Charles Tay, Véronique Filloux, and 4 more
Ms. Brancaccio's voice was praised by the Chicago Tribune as "cushiony and appealing from top to bottom." She performed as both soprano and mezzo soprano in concert, opera, and recital throughout the United States and was a soloist with Chicago's Grant Park Symphony for six consecutive seasons.
A strong advocate for vocal health, Ms. Brancaccio created the free Singer Savvy App https://www.singersavvyapp.com with tutorial on YouTube. Ms. Brancaccio has had articles published by Inter Nos (NATS) and Voice Prints, (Journal of NY SingingTeachers Assoc). Her voice tracking system was highlighted in the book, “The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan” by Karen Brunssen.
Ms. Brancaccio is a teacher for the Lyric Opera Chicago Chorus and was a presenter at the 2020 NATS Virtual Conference (The Singer Savvy App: Vanquishing Vocal Fatigue). She will be a Master Teacher for the NATS Intern Program at Georgia State Univ in June, 2021.
National Conference on voice healthe and the Singer Savvy App Co-Presenter, Aaron Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine "Vocal fatigue and swelling will diminish a singer’s voice quality, technical facility and confidence. If not addressed, this can lead to vocal injury and extended recovery periods. Why not take steps to avoid problems in the first place? Learn to minimize the risk of vocal fatigue/swelling and how to use the Singer Savvy App to reinforce better habits and mindfulness with habit tracking."
In 2017, Ms. Brancaccio was awarded the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowship to create the Singer Savvy Mobile App which instructs users on how to test their vocal function and tracks all vocal activity, water intake and more. The app creates a daily voice use budget and has information on vocal pacing, speaking well, and other voice-related topics.
Panel and Discussion
The relationship between the voice teacher and student goes well beyond simply conveying the mechanics of breath, resonance and articulation. It is complex. It requires mutual respect and trust from both and sensitive leadership on the teacher’s part. Sometimes difficult situations or interactions arise. A panel of 4 experienced professionals (Psychologist,Teacher of young voices, Vocal Coach/Teacher of College age and Professionals) shared their insights. Topics discussed prompted by attendees included: *Motivation *Mental Health *Ethics *Healthy Boundaries
View this tutorial on how to use the Singer Savvy App. Download the FREE app at: https://www.singersavvyapp.com/ Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvonQCRRXwQ&t=3s