Private Lessons: Voice & Music Theory/Composition

Training
Eva Kendrick is the Director of the Eva Kendrick Voice Studio, Professor of Voice at Dean College, and is the Chair of the Voice Department at the Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) where she is also Chair of the Voice and the Music Theory and Composition Department. She directs an intergenerational Choir at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield where she is Director of Music and is the Vocal Coach for Trills 'n Chills a cappella group. 

Philosophy
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 may recommend specific songs for singers' improvement but 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 normally teaches to 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 if the lesson is only 30 minutes.

Performance Opportunities
The Eva Kendrick Voice Studio holds three recitals a year: a spring recital in April, a Summer Scenes workshop recital in August and a recital in fall or winter. She also holds Senior Showcase performances for graduating high school seniors. Occasional Performance Practice classes are held throughout the year in a relaxed environment, where students perform for one another. Eva is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Rhode Island and Boston and encourages students to participate in local competitions, recitals and events. She also directs the a cappella group Trills 'n Chills, who meet on Sundays. In addition to studio recitals, Trills n Chills has performed at a cappella charity events, Providence Bruins games, local football games, Girl Scout events, zoos and local businesses.

Upcoming Studio Events

May 6 — Spring Recital "Broadway Bedlam"


Select Student Roles
 
Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway and on the 25th Anniversary National Tour, 2012, 2015-2016,
Winnie Foster Standby in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway, 2016.
Nigel/Eric in Matilda on Broadway, 2013-2015.
Susan Waverly in White Christmas National Tour, 2014 and 2015.
Duffy in Annie national tour, 2017 and 2007.
Gretel/Marta swing, The Sound of Music National Tour, 2018.
Jane Banks, Mary Poppins, Paper Mill Playhouse, 2017.
Many roles at Ogunquit Playhouse including Susan Waverly (2016 and 2017), Little Girl in Witches of Eastwick and Amaryllis in The Music Man.
Various roles at North Shore Music Theatre including Amaryllis (The Music Man) Belinda Cracthitt (A Christmas Carol) and Chip (Beauty and the Beast).
Various roles at Wheelock Family Theatre including Little Debbie (Billy Elliott), Jane Banks (Mary Poppins), Chip (Beauty and the Beast) and many more.
Various roles at other local, community and professional theatre including Reagle Theatre, Hanover Theatre, Barnstormers, Cape Rep, Cape Playhouse.









































Contact
If you are interested in voice, music theory or composition lessons, please contact Eva directly at eva@evakendrick.com
 
Student Achievements
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Boston Chapter, National Student Auditions: Madi Shaer, 1st Place, Paige Martino, 2nd Place, Jack Cormier, 3rd Place, Youth Division, Musical Theatre; Matthew McGrory, Honorable Mention, Musical Theatre High School Division, Andrew Kasper and Meghan Kasper, Semi-Finalists, High School Musical Theatre Division; Matthew McGrory, 2nd Place, Classical Division, 2018.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Rhode Island Chapter, National Student Auditions, Musical Theatre Division: Emily Grace Spalding, 1st Place, Youth Division, Nicole Kirshy, 3rd Place, Youth Division, Taylor Lahaise, 3rd Place, Lower High School Division, 2017.
  • Classical Singer Competition: Matthew McGrory, National Semi-Finalist for Musical Theatre and Classical Divisions, 2017.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions, New England Regional Winners: Faith Samson, Jessica Ayer (High School Musical Theatre Women); Matthew McGrory (High School Musical Theatre Men); Jessica Ayer, Marie Kimball (High School Classical Women); Abby Spare (Lower College Musical Theatre Women); Ethan Kraus (Lower College Musical Theatre Men); Jessica Luhmann (Upper College Musical Theatre Women). 2017.
  • Hal Leonard Vocal Competition: Finalists: John Breen, Faith Samson, Amanda Dye, Madi Shaer, Semi-Finalist Lily Ramras, 2017.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)  Student Auditions, Boston Chapter. Paige Martino, 2nd Place, Junior Musical Theatre Division. Matthew McGrory, 1st Place, Musical Theatre Lower High School Division. Matthew McGrory, 2nd Place, Classical Lower High School Division. Jessica Ayer, Honorable Mention, Musical Theatre Upper High School Division. Ethan Kraus, 3rd Place, Musical Theatre College Division. 2017.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)  Student Auditions, Rhode Island Chapter, Matthew McGrory, 1st Place, Elizabeth Kimball, 2nd Place, Lower High School Division, 2017.
  • Elizabeth Crawford was in the original Broadway cast of Tuck Everlasting, Spring 2016.
  • Marcus D'Angelo returned to Broadway as Gavroche in the Les Miserables revival, 2015-2016.
  • Lily Ramras appeared in the promotional tour for the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical School of Rock, 2016
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions, Rhode Island Chapter, Musical Theatre Competition: Emily Grace & Madi Shaer, 1st Place (Child, tie); Elizabeth Crawford, 1st Place, Lily Ramras, 2nd Place (Youth); Matthew McGrory, 1st Place (Lower High School); Francesca D'Angelo, 2nd Place (Upper High School); Ethan Kraus, 1st Place (Lower College); Mike Myers, 1st Place (Adult). Contemporary Commercial Competition: Michael Koellner, 2nd Place, Kaya Chambers, 3rd Place (High School), 2016.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions, National Semi-Finalist, Sean Kaiser (Upper College Male Division, Musical Theatre) 2016.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions, New England Regional Winners: Zoe Stewart, Jessica Ayer (High School Musical Theatre Women); Cole Foster (High School Musical Theatre Men); Marie Kimball (High School Classical Women); Jacqueline Carpino (Lower College Musical Theatre Women); Ethan Kraus (Lower College Musical Theatre Men); Jessica Luhmann (Upper College Musical Theatre Women); Sean Kaiser (Upper College Musical Theatre Men). 2016.
  • David Lapin Competition, Community Music Center of Boston, Jessica Ayer, 3rd Place; Maddie Lam, Finalist (Senior Division); Haven Pereira, Honorable Mention (Junior Division). 2016.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions, Connecticut Chapter, Musical Theatre Division: Zoe Stewart, 1st Place (High School). Classical Division, Zoe Stewart, 2nd Place (High School). 2016.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions, Rhode Island Chapter, Musical Theatre Division: Matthew McGrory, 1st Place, Antonio Weissinger, 2nd Place (Youth); Zoe Stewart, 2nd Place (Lower High School); Jessica Ayer, 1st Place (Upper High School); Mike Myers, 2nd Place (Adult). Classical Division: Antonio Weissinger, 1st Place, Matthew McGrory, 2nd Place (Youth); Zoe Stewart, 2nd Place (Lower High School). 2016.
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence, Sean Kaiser, 1st Alternate Award, 2016.
  • Classical Singer Vocal Competition, Musical Theatre Division, Zoe Stewart, Haley Crogan, Jessica Ayer, First Round Winners, 2016.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions, Boston Chapter, Musical Theatre Division: Lily Ramras, 1st Place (Junior), Emily Rosecrans (Junior), Zoe Stewart (Division 1A), Jessica Ayer (Division 1B), Honorable Mention. Contemporary Commercial Division: Julia Adrian, Honorable Mention, 2015. 
  • Elizabeth Crawford sang with a children's chorus on HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 2015.
  • Eowyn Young appeared on a Nickolodian TV spot with New York Giants player Rashad Jennings, 2015.
  • Elizabeth Crawford starred as Susan Waverly in the National Broadway Tour of White Christmas, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
  • Marcus D'Angelo appeared in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical as a swing for the roles of Nigel and Eric, August 2013-2015. 
  • Kelly Clarkson Open Mic Contest Winner, Shannon Miles. Performed onstage in front of 19,000 people at a Kelly Clarkson concert at the Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA. 2015.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Song Festival, Rhode Island Chapter, Musical Theatre Festival: Jill Craig, 2nd Place, Maddie Craig & Faith Samson, tied for 3rd Place (Division 1A); Mike Myers, 3rd Place (Adult Division); Art Song & Aria Festival: Amelia Walsh (Division 1B), Finalist, 2015.
  • Medfield High School Sing-Off! Sonia Kramer, Faith Samson, Julia Adrian, Runners-Up to First Place, 2015. 
  • Senior Districts, Massachusetts, Eliza Martin, 2015.
  • Noteworthy Scholars, First Night Boston Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition, Tal Rimoni, Winner, 2014.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Song Festival, Boston Chapter, Musical Theatre Division: Sonia Kramer (Division 1A), Ola Szymanska (Division 1C) Jessica Luhmann (Division 2), Honorable Mentions, 2014.
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence, Mia Sanders, Finalist, 2015.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Musical Theatre Festival, Rhode Island Chapter: Mike Myers, 2nd Place (Adult Division); Art Song & Aria Festival: Nikolas Dombrowski (Division 1B), Finalist, 2014.
  • Senior Districts, Massachusetts, Kelly McManus, 2014.
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence, Freddy Au-Yeung, Finalist, 2014.
  • Noteworthy Scholars, First Night Boston Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition, Jennifer Riche, Finalist, 2013.
  • Medfield Music Association Vocal Scholarships: Anya Conti, Faith Samson, 2013.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Song Festival Festival, Boston Chapter: Ariel Galford, 1st Place (Contemporary Commercial Music Division 2); Jessica Ayer, Semi-Finalist (Musical Theatre Division 1A); Amanda Black, Honorable Mention (CCM Division 1), Francesca D'Angelo, Honorable Mention (Musical Theatre DIvision 1A & CCM Division 1), 2013.
  • David Lapin Competition, Community Music Center of Boston, Jessica Ayer, Finalist (Junior Division), Maeve Conway-Pearson, Finalist (Senior Division), 2013.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Musical Theatre Festival, Rhode Island Chapter: Meaghan Bruneault, 1st Place (Division 3), Mike Myers, 2nd Place (Division 3), Lizzie Walsh, 3rd Place (Division 2), 2013.
  • Senior Districts, Massachusetts, Kelly McManus* & Christine Aucoin (*All-State Recommendation), 2013.
  • Noteworthy Scholars, First Night Boston Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition, Jennifer Riche, Finalist, 2012.
  • Medfield Music Association Vocal Scholarship & Above and Beyond Choral Award Recipient, Kelly McManus, 2012.
  • Fidelity Young Artists Competition, featured performance with the Boston Pops: Grace and the Carnivore, Winners, 2012.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Musical Theatre Festival, Rhode Island Chapter: Mike Myers, 2nd Place (Division 3), Jessica Price, Finalist (Division 1B). Art Song & Aria Festival: Jessica Price, 3rd Place (Division 1B), 2012.
  • Marcus D'Angelo, 25th Anniversary National Broadway Tour of Les Miserables as Gavroche, 2012.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Musical Theatre Festival, Boston Chapter: John K. McElroy II, 2nd Place (Division Recreational), Molly Quinlan & Jessica Price, Honorable Mentions, 2012.
  • Charles River Chorale Vocal Scholarship recipients: Kaitlin Doherty, Molly Quinlan. Full scholarship: Jessica Price, 2012.
  • Senior Districts, Massachusetts, Kaitlin Doherty, 2012.
  • Joy to the World Christmas Carol Competition Winners: Julia Adrian, Francesca D'Angelo, Marcus D'Angelo, 2011.
  • Medfield Music Association Vocal Scholarship, Anya Conti, 2011.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Rhode Island Chapter, Musical Theatre Division, John K. McElroy II, 2nd Place, (Division 3); Jessica Price, Finalist, (Division 1), 2011.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Musical Theatre Festival, Boston Chapter, Jessica Price, Semi-Finalist (Division 1C); Caroline Orsi & Julia Adrian, Honorable Mentions, 2011.
  • Junior Districts, Massachusetts, Kelly McManus & Elena Ruiz, 2011.
  • Senior Districts, Massachusetts, Kaitlin Doherty, 2011.
  • Boston Lyric Opera Linda Cabot Black Aria Contest for Teens - Jessica Price, 2nd Place and Audience Choice Award (tie); Sapete Sisters Ensemble: Kaitlin Doherty, Ariel Galford, Caroline Orsi, Jessica Price, 4th Place & Audience Choice Award (tie), 2010.
  • Millis High School Performance Boosters Vocal Scholarship, Molly Quinlan, 2010.
  • Medfield Music Association Vocal Scholarship, Anya Conti, 2010. 
  • Fidelity Futurestage/Boston Pops Music Competition - Elideusa Gomes-Almeida (singer/composer), Junia Ryan (singer), Nathaniel Smith (singer), Finalists, 2010.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Song Festival, Rhode Island Chapter, Musical Theatre Division, Jessica Price, Finalist, 2010.
  • Boston Lyric Opera Aria Contest for Teens, Ariel Galford, 3rd Place, 2009.
  • Fidelity Futurestage/Boston Pops Music Competition, Chris Middleton (singer/composer), Winner, 2009.
  • David Lapin Competition, Community Music Center of Boston, Grant Jones, Finalist, Senior Division, 2009.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Song Festival, Rhode Island Chapter, Musical Theatre Division, Elle Brigida, Finalist, 2009.
















EKVS student Shannon Miles won the Kelly Clarkson Open Mic Contest to perform on stage at a Kelly Clarkson Concert. She performed at the Xfinity Center on July 12th, 2015 in front of 19,000 people!

Newspaper Articles

From 100 to 19,000 with Kelly Clarkson, by Shannon Miles
Medfield Joy to the World Christmas Carol finalists perform

Opera "Idols" Re-vamp their Tune (Boston Globe)
Local Teens Fare Well in Opera Aria Competition (Medway & Millis Local Town Pages, Page 6)

Students from Eva Kendrick's Voice Studio have gone on to study at the following colleges and universities: Babson College, 
Barnard College, Boston College, Bridgewater State College, Champlain College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Elon University, Emerson College*, Fairfield University*, Haverford College, Ithaca College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Mass College of Art, Middlebury College, The New School, Ramapo College*, Savanna School of Art & Design, Stonehill College, Tulane University, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, University of Connecticut, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California*, University of New Hampshire.
* indicates music and/or theatre degrees.
 


(Jessica Price, competing at the Boston Lyric Opera Aria Contest for Teens, 2010)


Teaching Sites
Private Studio, Medfield, MA
Community Music Center of Boston (call 617-482-7494 for school rates)

Please contact for rates!

* If financial circumstances are a factor, please contact Eva directly for more information at
eva@evakendrick.com. A reduced rate may be applied on a case-by-case basis. 


(Trills n Chills members perform at the Metrowest A Cappella Night.)

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