Ana Guigui

Associate Professor
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  • Career Highlights
    • Instruments include voice, piano, drums, and flute
    • Leader of Ana Guigui Band, also solo piano/vocal performances (original and cover songs)
    • Recordings include Love is on the Line, produced by Andrew Gold, engineered by Val Garay (2005), Va Va La Voom's Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective, "Out of This World and Back Again," Will Ryan’s Annie Award-winning animated classic soundtrack (2002), Diana Winn-Levine's Turning Back Beautiful (2007), Ben Folds's Fear of Pop (1998), Chip Taylor’s Greatest HitsHit Man (1996), Sue Hadjopoulous' Bar Girls (1994), and more
    • Recorded with Ben Folds, Chip Taylor, Jon Secada, Deborah Gibson, Stephen Bishop, Andrew Gold, America, Juan Gabriel, and Bo Bice; toured with Christopher Cross as keyboardist/vocalist
    • Taught commercial voice and piano at the University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music Summer Peformance Program (2011), commercial voice and jazz piano at Cal/Polytechnic University/Pomona, and musical theater at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, California
    • Participated in the prestigious SongFest 2013 art song program hosted at the Colburn School in Los Angeles
    • Worked with Jake Heggie, William Bolcom, Lori Laitman, and other reputable 21st-century classical composers
    • Part of Tierney Sutton’s jazz voice improvisation community outreach program at the Lobero Theater, based in Santa Barbara, California, also participates in Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Boston Symphony)
    • Appearences on film, television, and stage credits include HBO’s The Sopranos, ABC’s General Hospital, and more
    • Self-produced and performed a six-week run of original, 90-minute, one-woman show, God Box
    • Mentioned in several magazines: Back Stage West's Jeff Favre writes: “A classically trained pianist, Guigui’s singing voice is inviting and relaxing. Given her laid-back, charismatic style, it's possible she might just play a song for you—assuming you put some money in the tip jar”; L.A. Weekly's Lovell Estell III writes: “The woman can play the hell out of the piano, and sings like an angel, with a diverse repertoire…”; and Accessibly Live's Rich Borrowy says: "…Ana is a very talented singer/songwriter; she even performs a few original numbers that not only showcases her talent, but enhances her joys, hopes, and frustrations that life presents.”  
  • Awards
    • Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal for Animation (2002)
    • Recipient of the L.A. Artistic Director Achievement Awards (ADA) for Best One-Person Play or Musical (2009)
  • Education
    • D.M.A., USC Thornton School of Music, vocal arts/opera
    • M.A., Claremont Graduate University, opera/voice performance
    • B.A., University of Vermont, public communications

In Their Own Words

"My goal is for my students to not simply fulfill their potential, but to surpass it. I want students to witness their own progress through their daily vocal practice and by attending lessons, regularly. I want them to feel empowered, a sense of self-control, and knowledgeable about their vocal instrument, and how to use it in a healthy and thoughtful way.

"I have a diverse, professional background, which makes me a versatile teacher in many regards, covering various styles/genres, techniques, interdisciplinary disciplines, and teaching philosophies. My professional experience in acting, singing, songwriting, and playwriting, coupled with my advanced academic degrees, contribute to my sensitivities and abilities for teaching others, and for learning and growing as an educator/teacher.

"Berklee's mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Berklee provides a comprehensive music education, and students have numerous options to succeed in a musical career in addition to performance. Vocalists have a genuine opportunity to become educated and informed musicians. There is also an enormous international student body, which offers many learning opportunities as a teacher, and an increased global and diversity awareness."