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.


Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Drones, Secret Service, and Pentatonix?

Read about one singer’s gig involving a merger between operatic and popular styles coupled with emerging technology.

Where I Last Got Paid To Sing : Full-Time Dream Job with Briana Rossi

Discover how a singing profession not only provides a steady income but also leads to learning new, unexpected skills.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Sharing the Gift of Music with Baritone Siddharth Dubey

Networking and making connections with directors and conductors are crucial to building a singing career. But, as one singer shows, the connections made with an audience during a performance are deeper and leave a lasting impression.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Natalia Ferreiro’s Labor of Love

Innovation in the opera world is endless, and this month it crosses genres again, speaking to modern society and creating greater unification.

Where I Last Got Paid To Sing : New Music Challenge for Mezzo-Soprano Kristin Gornstein

When Kristin Gornstein was asked at the last minute to step in for another mezzo and workshop the first act of a brand new opera, she jumped at the chance.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Row, Row, Row Your Boat with Tenor Miguel Alasco

With advanced training, composure, and professionalism, the gondoliers in Nevada are making an impression with opera and making a sustainable living.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : The Hills Are Alive with Soprano Annie Sherman

One soprano shows that you never know what’s around the next corner in this industry and how preparation is a singer’s most valuable tool.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Loving Her Gift and Sharing It with Others— Soprano Jodi Ann Keogan

Consider some reasons in addition to money to say yes to a gig, including bringing joy to people who really need it.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Learning the Ropes with Tenor Ricardo Mota

Consider all the benefits of taking a gig when making your career decisions. As one tenor shows, sometimes the experience is more valuable than the pay.

Where I Last Didn’t Get Paid to Sing

A singer learns a valuable lesson when she ends up singing for free at a wedding.

Where I Last Got Paid to $ing : Hear Me Roar! Tenor Jahmaul Bakare

One year after sharing his experience working for a cruise line, Jahmaul Bakare talks about his latest contract with Disney in Hong Kong.

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Versatile Vocalist Extraordinaire, Maria Damore

Read about one singer whose last paid gig included an innovative new concept, jazz opera.