"Those who wish to sing will always find a song."
~ Swedish Proverb
Our vocal instructor, Brittany Anderson, is trained in the classical Bel Canto (“beautiful singing”) technique. This technique, which she will teach to her students, involves a state of vocal freedom and strong breath support that will allow the singers to sing long, beautiful, legato phrases. One of the biggest hinderances in singing is tension in the voice, and in lessons, a main focus will be to free this tension.
In addition, students will learn to analyze the pieces of music they are working on to find the character of the piece and be able to properly display the emotion and give the performer a well-rounded, emotional performance for their audience. Brittany believes that singers of all ages should be able to read music, so her instruction will also have a focus on music theory and sight singing to give every student a great foundation for whatever avenue of music they choose.
Soprano, Brittany Anderson, graduated from Northern Illinois University with both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. She graduated Cum Laude during her Bachelors and with a near perfect GPA in her Masters. During her time at NIU, she studied under Myron Myers. Brittany has been cast in lead roles in seven operas. Some of her favorite roles include the Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte and Konstanze in Abduction from the Seraglio. Brittany has also performed in many oratorio works and served as the soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria and Bach’s B Minor Mass. In addition to classical music, she also loves to dabble in pop, country and musical theater vocal music as well.
Currently, Brittany can be seen singing and soloing with St. Charles Singers, based out of St. Charles, Illinois and serving as the soprano section leader with Heartland Voices based out of Elgin, Illinois.