Eva Kendrick is the Director of the Eva Kendrick Voice Studio, Professor of Voice at Dean College in the Theatre Department, and Director of Music at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield. She was also Chair of the Music Theory Department and on the Voice Faculty at the Community Music Center of Boston for 12 years. She currently teaches out of her private studio in Medfield, MA and also offers remote lessons. In addition to voice lessons, she also offers vocal coaching, college audition coaching and instruction in music theory, sight-singing and composition.
Vocal Coaching for Auditions & Summer Programs
Eva is a coach who provides individualized training for auditions of all kinds, including local and professional theatre, summer programs, arts schools and musical theatre college auditions. With a vast knowledge of musical theatre repertoire, styles and technique she helps students select audition songs that showcase their unique voice and talent, appropriate to their age and level of experience.
Eva's students have been accepted into many prestigious summer programs including the Juilliard School Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, the American Songbook Academy, Interlochen Summer Musical Theatre Program, NYU-Tisch Summer Intensive; The Muny Summer Intensive; Boston/BOCO Summer Musical Theatre & Choral Intensive, Artsbridge, Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Program, French Woods, Broadway Evolved, Broadway Triple Threat and more.
College & Summer Program Audition Preparation
Eva coaches students and families beginning the college audition process to offer an overview of what to expect from different music/musical theatre/theatre degree programs. She also provides resume consultation and prepares students for music theory and sight-singing classes at the college level.
Colleges her students have been accepted into for Music/Musical Theatre/Theatre include: NYU-Tisch, Yale University, Indiana University, Emerson College, Carnegie Melon, University of Southern California, Muhlenberg College, Manhattan Marymount, Oberlin College, Berklee School of Music, Fairfield University, Smith College, Skidmore College, Hamilton College, University of New Hampshire, Belmont University, Tulane University and more.
Eva believes in a natural, healthy, and mindful approach to voice production, both in singing and in speaking. A typical lesson involves exercises in breathing and vocalizations as well as learning and working on repertoire. Eva will recommend specific songs for singers' progress, and students are also welcome to make suggestions, because it is important for singers to be excited about their music. Eva enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels. She usually teaches students 10 and older but may occasionally make an exception. Music theory and sight-singing/ear-training can be incorporated into voice lessons, but it is usually recommended that additional time is added on to a lesson.
EKVS holds three annual recitals: a spring recital, a Summer Scenes concert in August and a winter recital. She holds a Senior Showcase for graduating high school seniors and Performance Practice classes. She invites guest speakers to her studio and her a cappella group. Eva is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and encourages students to participate in local competitions, districts and theatre. She also directs the Trills 'n Chills a cappella group. Visit this Trills ‘n Chills page for more information on the group.
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