Theresa
Brancaccio


National Association of Teach...

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.

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Notable Affiliations

Georgia Southern University
Master Teacher for the NATS Intern Program, 2021
Northwestern University
TeachX Conference, 2019
Current Position(s)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Jacksonville, FL
Presenter, Contributor, Mentor Teacher

2017

A highly respected vocal pedagogue, Ms. Brancaccio was an invited presenter at the 2018 NATS National Conference in Las Vegas, (Student Sessions), 2017 Central Region NATS Conference in DeKalb, IL, and the 2019 TeachX Conference at Northwestern University. She has also conducted master classes and workshops for Chicago NATS and has served as Vice President of the Chicago Singing Teachers Guild and Director of Workshops for Chicago NATS. Currently, she is serving on the NATS National Mentoring Initiative committee as contributor and Mentor Teacher.
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Senior Lecturer

1999

In addition to teaching voice, she also teaches the graduate and undergraduate courses in Vocal Pedagogy and oversees the Voice Lab which features Voce Vista Pro. 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.
Previous Experience
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Presenter, Contributor, Mentor Teacher

About Theresa



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, Glyndebourne Festival, Dresden and Opéra Comique to name a few. Her students have been recipients of prestigious awards (Richard Tucker Foundation, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Neue Stimmen Competition, Palm Beach Opera,George London Foundation) as well as finalists in the District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. At Northwestern University she trained internationally acclaimed singers Amanda Majeski, soprano and Kangmin Justin Kim, counter-tenor.
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.

Notable Projects

Vanquishing Vocal Fatigue
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

SingerSavvyApp.com

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."

Singer Savvy Mobile App
VoceVista

Voice Lab

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.

Dynamics of the Teacher-Student Relationship
Chicago Chapter NATS

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

How to use the free Singer Savvy App
Singer Savvy App

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvonQCRRXwQ&t=3s

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

About National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries.