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.


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.

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.