Voice Faculty

Kris Adams

Professor, Harmony
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses), Ensemble, Voice
kadams@berklee.edu | 617 747-8447

Vocalist Kris Adams is the author of Sing Your Way Through Theory: A Music Theory Workbook For The Contemporary Singer. She has shared the stage with many accomplished musicians, including Joe Lovano, Billy Drummond, Harvie S, and Michelle Hendricks.

Linda Balliro

Associate Professor, Voice
lballiro@berklee.edu | 617 747-6902

"I’d hope that students would come away with the ability to sing the full range of their voice without manipulating or cultivating a tone, so that they sound authentic and they have a wide range of choices for what to do when they sing a song."

Janie Barnett

Associate Professor, Voice
jbarnett@berklee.edu | 617 747-8730

"I want my students not to be afraid to try new ways of working on their craft."

Tom Baskett

Assistant Professor, Voice
tbaskett@berklee.edu | 617 747-6401

"It’s so important to appreciate your personal music. It will serve you well, no matter what you end up doing."

Allison Beaudry

Instructor, Voice
abeaudry@berklee.edu | 617 747-6244

"Being a performer, songwriter, and teacher I find that being one with the emotion of a song is the most important thing to portray in one's music."

Mili Bermejo-Greenspan

Professor, Voice
mbermejo@berklee.edu | 617 747-2338

"My goal is to develop solo singers with the understanding and musicianship of an instrumentalist. We have the privilege of memory and ears, so what needs to be balanced most of the time is to think as a musician."

Joey Blake

Associate Professor, Voice
jlblake@berklee.edu | 617 747-3124

"I'm all about music and how it works with community—how community helps us, how we help each other. It's a very codependent thing to be an artist."

Sharon Brown

Associate Professor, Voice
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
sbrown@berklee.edu | 617 747-8128

"I want students to be as free, as open, and as honest as possible so that I can see their true performance rather than something they're putting on. But finding your individual style is a natural part of growth. Our job is to wean students away from the radio in their head and foster their own talent. But I think it's a process, rather than simply saying, 'Don't try to sound so much like so-and-so.'"

Andrea Capozzoli

Instructor, Voice
acapozzoli@berklee.edu | 617 747-2958

"When I'm trying to get something across to a student, I try to put myself in their place. I might even make myself do what they're doing wrong. But I won't move on until the student gets it."

Karen Carr

Assistant Professor, Voice
kcarr@berklee.edu | 617 747-2733

"Singing is one of the joys of my life. As a performer and teacher, it's my goal that my students learn the importance of a strong technical foundation, along with expression and individuality." 

Carrie Cheron

Assistant Professor, Voice
ccheron@berklee.edu | 617 747-6264

Kristin Cifelli

Assistant Professor, Voice
kcifelli@berklee.edu | 617 747-2735

"I enjoy getting to know all of my students as individuals. It helps me to get to know their voices if I know a little bit of where they came from. They inspire me, and I learn a lot from them, too."

Paula Cole

Professor, Voice
pcole2@berklee.edu | 617 747-6419

Grammy-winning artst Paula Cole has released seven solo albums of original songs. Cole has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock to Emmylou Harris; and Amy Lee of Evanescence to Burt Bacharach.

Peter Eldridge

Professor, Voice
peldridge@berklee.edu | 617 747-6421

"I’d like students to feel like they know themselves better as a musician, and that they feel a bit more individual in what they do and I really try to help people find what’s special about them and what they can contribute as opposed to trying to emulate a bunch of other people." 

Kathleen Flynn

Associate Professor, Voice
kflynn@berklee.edu | 617 747-6259

"Technique is being able to sing freely and with ease, so that your body can really obey your artistic ideas."

Jeannie Gagné

Professor, Voice
jgagne@berklee.edu | 617 747-8364

"My hope is that the students will open their vistas to new music and sounds, because the learning process never ends. What we're doing here is getting people started and encouraging them to realize we're constantly developing."

Marcelle Gauvin

Associate Professor, Voice
mgauvin@berklee.edu | 617 747-6267

"My niche is creating and training healthy vocal function in a lot of students, stylistically correct for their particular style of music that they’re trying to sing."

Bradford Gleim

Assistant Professor, Voice
bgleim@berklee.edu | 617 747-6263

"I'm a great advocate of technology in the classroom. All of my students record their lessons using their laptops, and we use those videos as learning tools outside of our lesson time. Then, also, I have students make a video on their own every week and send it to me, and sometimes I'll also Skype, because I believe that one of the pitfalls of private instruction is that we only see each other once a week. In those seven days in between, a lot of things could happen to change habits."

Gabrielle Goodman

Professor, Voice
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
ggoodman@berklee.edu | 617 747-8349

"When you're performing night after night and traveling, it is really important to maintain your instrument. Rest, warming up before you sing, and knowing the music play a vital role in sustaining the voice."

Jamie Lynn Hart

Instructor, Voice
jhart@berklee.edu | 617 747-6346

I love the fact that my voice and lyrics can inspire someone, and I love that lightbulb moment when a student says, ‘Oh, I’ve been wondering that for so long, and you just explained it to me.'

Jodi Jenkins

Associate Professor, Voice
jjenkins@berklee.edu | 617 747-8303

"It's very important for singers to know theory. I want my students to be well-rounded, balanced, and on top of their game."

David L. Jiles Jr.

Instructor, Voice
djiles@berklee.edu | 617 747-6507

"Due to an active performing lifestyle, I am able to show my students examples of technique in action. The vocal exercises and strategies I discuss in the classroom are tools I use every week in performance."

Christiane Karam

Associate Professor, Voice
ckaram@berklee.edu | 617 747-8375

"Sound is vibration, and the human voice in particular, when sung from a place of truth, has an incredibly intimate and healing ability to communicate emotion, tell a story, and transform lives."

Steven Kowalczyk Santoro

Associate Professor, Voice
skowalczyk@berklee.edu | 617 747-2944

"These days, we're all expected to do a lot of things. Very rarely can you just go out there and be a singer and have someone hand you a record deal and suddenly you're famous. There's a lot to be done, and you really have to do most of it yourself. So I try to share these things with my students, everything from home recording to arranging and communicating with the band. I like to be honest about how difficult it can be to strike out into the world as a musician, so they stay on their toes. At the same time, I want to acknowledge that there's some room for magic, you know?"

Jerome Kyles

Assistant Professor, Voice
jkyles@berklee.edu | 617 747-8557

"Gifts are wonderful, but without the drive to get better, it will just be that—a great talent sitting on the shelf."