Voice Faculty

Adrian Sicam

Assistant Professor, Voice
asicam@berklee.edu | 617-747-6433

"As a first-year instructor, I can’t emphasize enough that I’m not just teaching students how to sing. I’m teaching them how to be professional musicians."

Lorree Slye

Associate Professor, Voice
lslye@berklee.edu | 617-747-2688

"I tell my students, 'I'm here to blow a hole in the myth that singing is easy.' But if we're well trained, we can make it look effortless."

Didi Stewart

Associate Professor, Voice
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
dstewart@berklee.edu | 617-747-8246

"I think of myself as more a mentor than a teacher, and I'm teaching the kids everything I learned through trial, error, and pain. For instance, it doesn't matter if some really great singer happens to go on right before them. I'm finding that a lot of my voice students want to belt like Janis Joplin, and I used to be that way. I used to love screaming my guts out. But if you're going to do that for five or six weeks on the road, you have to know how to survive it."

Stan Strickland

Associate Professor, Voice

"I studied expressive arts therapy. That led to doing a lot of workshops in voice and movement therapy. I sort of developed a way of thinking of music as a whole body experience."

Lisa Thorson

Professor, Voice
lthorson@berklee.edu | 617-747-8479

"I encourage stretching beyond comfort zones, because that is the point at which you discover possibilities and learn new things."

Alison Wedding

Assistant Professor, Voice
awedding@berklee.edu | 617-747-2836
"We are responsible as singers to take our listeners on a journey and to touch them deeply."

Patrice Williamson

Associate Professor, Voice

"It's important to learn a variety of music. You have to sing some classical, some jazz, some R&B, and some country. You have it all in an umbrella. But in the end, you need to do what brings you the most joy."

Kathryn Wright

Professor, Voice
kwright@berklee.edu | 617-747-8126

"Technique is like the left hand of driving. Expressive singing is the right hand. You need both hands on the wheel to drive a successful musical performance."