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 : Alexandra Martinez-Turano the Larger-than-Life Soprano

When addiction and poverty are a part of someone’s story, survival becomes more of a necessity than achieving one’s dreams. One singer, however, shows that she not only survived very difficult family circumstances, but is now working in a field that provided strength and healing for her.  

Why I Chose to Not Get Paid for My Last Gig : Composer Kurt Erickson

One composer finds increased opportunities and collaboration through an unusual approach to commissioning new works.

Overcoming Adversity : The Inspiring and Intelligent Heidi Moss

Performing arts industries can be riddled with vanity. Learn how one singer used her scientific background to find healing when her looks were suddenly taken away.

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