Michelle Latour

Michelle Latour

Dr. Michelle Latour is active as a teacher, singer, writer, and adjudicator and lives in Las Vegas. She has been on the full-time faculties at several universities. She is currently a voice faculty member for the Italian-based summer program, The International Opera Performing Experience and owns a private studio, the LATOUR Voice Studios. You can visit her at www.thelatourvoicestudios.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Overcoming Adversity : Sandra Marante-Times Two

When life dealt out unbelievable trials, one singer’s support system provided the necessary strength.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Melissa Rivera's Success With Crossover Vocal Training

Crossover singing should extend beyond musical theatre styles. Pop, rock, and country music can also lead to additional opportunities and paychecks. 

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing: Versatility Pays—Soprano Leah Podzimek

Hailing originally from Iowa, lyric soprano Leah Podzimek is a versatile performer currently based in Denver. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from Baroque ensembles to

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Maria Damore's Portfolio Career

Extensive musical diversity creates many paid opportunities for a singer with a strong Greek heritage. 

Overcoming Adversity : Autism Sings through Soprano Amanda Anderson

Get a glimpse into the life of a singer who has succeeded when others told her she would not.

Ann Baltz: : Life After Opera Works

How does one transition away from three decades of a life work? For Ann Baltz, this not only became her new reality but a necessity. 

Overcoming Adversity : Kelly Edgar—Singing and Teaching through Injury

One singer shares her experience with balancing a full-time teaching career coupled with a production run amidst a health crisis. 

The Jazz of Darden Purcell

Darden Purcell, a Washington D.C. based jazz vocalist, enjoys an active performing career in addition to being the director of jazz studies at George Mason University. She has performed nationally

CJ Greer: ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Mozart

WHERE LAST I GOT PAID TO SING -SERIES CJ Greer balances a career as an assistant professor of music and music theatre at the University of Nevada–Reno with performing musical

Overcoming Adversity : Jeannette LoVetri and Vocal Fold Paresis

Any singer’s worst fear is seriously damaging their voice. Livelihood, personal identity, and mental health can be affected. This first entry in a new Classical Singer column focuses on the very personal story of a renowned teacher and singer whose life was shaken when this fear became a reality.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : CJ Greer From ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Mozart

Read about a classically trained singer whose performance career has enjoyed more frequency and profit in Broadway roles.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Soprano Kelsea Webb Has Her Cake and Eats It Too

Scheduling flexibility, greater performance training, and earning income are benefits found in the heart of production as a chorister.