Dr. Michelle Latour

Dr. Michelle Latour

Dr. Michelle Latour is a Las Vegas-based voice teacher, repertoire consultant, and writer. She is the creator of The LATOUR voice studios, LLC, and maintains a busy studio, teaching both classical and musical theatre genres. She has been on the full-time voice faculties of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Bluffton University. Latour earned a DMA from the University of Southern California and an MM from Boston University, both in Voice performance. To find out more and get in touch, visit www.drmichellelatour.com.

You’ve Got This! Advice for Incoming Freshmen Voice Majors

Starting your freshmen year as a voice performance major is equal parts thrilling and terrifying! Read on to see what advice current voice performance majors from around the country have for incoming freshmen.

A Singer’s Worst Nightmare: Jaw Surgery a Decade Later

Singer and voice teacher Michelle Latour shares her experience with jaw surgery and recovery, short and long term.

Don’t Give Up!

Every singer deals with thoughts of giving up. Read on to discover what fellow musicians do when they experience burnout, frustration, and rejection that lead to considering leaving the arts.

Elder Care and You: Planning for the Future Now

At some point, you may be responsible for the care of elderly family members and, eventually, you must plan for your own care in later years. Learn more from a voice teacher balancing the difficulties of both her own career while also caring for her elderly mother.

Menopause and the Voice

Singer and voice professor Michelle Latour shares her journey through menopause, including factors in how to manage symptoms and biological changes in ways that helped her continue to thrive in her work as well as manage other aspects of entering middle age.

College Connection: Repertoire Reboot

Choosing repertoire for undergraduate auditions can be difficult to negotiate. You want to present something that fits your voice and highlights your strengths, yet is not overdone. How do you know if you have chosen the appropriate rep? Look no further! Read on to discover what college professors really think about your audition selections.

Why You Should Participate in a Summer Voice Program

Many singers participate in study programs abroad during the summer. As a voice teacher and faculty member for a summer program in Italy, I am often asked, why should singers

The State of the Industry: Pursuing Your Passion

Why do you sing? And what keeps you going when times get tough? We readily suffer for our art, so to speak, because we love what we do and we

Suffer for Your Art? The Sacrifices in Following Your Dreams

Confucius said, “Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” For the majority of singers, this is precisely why we do what we

Alternatives to Botox

Is the quest for the fountain of youth necessary in order to maintain your singing career and preserve that competitive edge? Is it worth it to subject yourself to injections

Getting Rolfed: Bodywork for Singers

Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz endorse it. The late actor Christopher Reeve used it to allow him to breathe without a ventilator. Olympic figure skater and Dancing with the Stars

Practice, Practice, Practice: The Know-How to Make it Happen

I vividly remember my early practice sessions as a young singer. I started my musical endeavors with flute in fourth grade and piano the following year. I did not discover