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.

Eating Myself Sick – Dealing with Acid Reflux

By the end of the spring semester of 2012, my voice was trashed. With a full voice studio, two lecture classes, and a busy performance schedule, my voice was completely

Does Size Matter: What artistic directors really think

What do artistic directors have to say about body image, weight, and hiring practices? Are singer and teacher perceptions about industry standards false?   For an article in Classical Singer

Less is More – What University Professors Really Think about Your College Audition Repertoire

Did you know that by choosing the wrong audition repertoire you can actually hinder your chances of being admitted into the school of your dreams? Do you choose repertoire that

Judged by Your Appearance: What Artistic Directors and Hiring Agents Really Think about Your Audition Attire

What kind of first impression will you convey at your next audition?   You have completed your graduate degree in performance from a prestigious music conservatory. You have the absolute

Pilates and Singing

“That contraption looks ominous” was my initial observation as I walked into the Pilates studio for my first session and noticed with fear and dread the various reformer machines scattered

Wonder Women: Careers & Family

Busy careers, family life, personal life–we want it all. But how do we keep it in check? Many women successfully juggle singing careers and families, miraculously finding time to travel

Tis’ the Season

Tis’ the season for singers to juggle even more than usual- if you are a student, you have probably just finished with finals and voice juries. Add to that a

Crossing Over to Musical Theatre

The term “crossover singing” has become quite trendy as of late. Many classically trained singers have successfully transitioned into musical theatre careers. But do singers who embark on this journey

Social Media and the Voice Studio – Part 2

Facebook, texting, twitter, and other social media are everywhere. Last blog entry I wrote how teachings studios are affected by Facebook. But what about texting?   Texting   Texting seems

Social Media and the Voice Studio – Part I

I often wake up during the semester to find a variety of texts from students either canceling a lesson or asking a question about an upcoming performance. Then as I

Social Media and the Voice Studio

I am currently working on an article for Classical Singer about how teachers use social media and the implications in their voice studio. For this blog entry, I am looking

Your Summer Reading List

What’s on your summer reading list? Reading might not be on the top of your to-do list this summer, but what better way to relax by the pool than with