Peter Thoresen

Peter Thoresen

Peter Thoresen is an award-winning voice teacher, countertenor, and music director. He is internationally in demand as a vocal/choral educator and music director. His students appear regularly on Broadway, off Broadway, in national tours, and on TV/film and they record regularly for the Columbia and Broadway Record labels. Thoresen is a voice professor at Pace University and also serves on the faculties of Musical Theater College Auditions, Broadway Kids Auditions in NYC, and the YES Academy ASEAN in various southeast Asian countries. Thoresen maintains a thriving private voice studio in Manhattan. He previously served as business manager to legendary operatic baritone Thomas Hampson and was a visiting member of the faculty at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Read more at

The Art of Selecting a Summer Program

Where should you start when choosing a summer program or YAP? Get advice and direction from the pros here.

Finding the Right University Voice Teacher For You

Don’t roll the dice this fall with your private voice teacher selection. The research and contact you make will have a lasting impact.

Musical Theater and Crossover: : Growing Your Opportunities

No matter where you’re at in your performing career, begin utilizing the many benefits of crossover work.

70 Stellar Seasons : Celebrating Indiana University Opera Theater

The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University has long had what is considered one of the top 10 vocal performance programs in the country. This year the school celebrates 70 years of its opera program. Read about the history of the program as well as its future and the great things to come.

Thriving Not Just Surviving in Music Theory

Three music theory gurus lend perspective and ideas to the hows and whys of studying music theory.

Saying Yes : The Art of Assessing and Accepting a Role in College and Beyond

Stage time in college is coveted and critical to a singer’s training and success. But what if you’re offered a role that doesn’t feel like a fit for your voice? Find out how to weigh the pros and cons and make the best decision for you.

The Hampsong Foundation : Empowering and Engaging Singers, Educators, and Lovers of Song

Baritone Thomas Hampson continues to inspire singers, teachers, and artists alike with his work in promoting art song. Read about his foundation’s most recent offering: the Song of America Educators Workshop in New York City.

Musically Empowering Your Child’s Development: : Cognitive Benefits of Music Making in the Home

For singer parents, improvisational singing with their children at home probably seems like the most mundane and natural of things. But a new study suggests such activities may have long-term and lasting impacts on children’s development. Read about the study here and see what musical parents have to say about such music making.

Enhancing the Lecture Recital : Carole J. Bufford Shares Advice from 54 Below and Beyond

Lecture recitals don’t have to be boring. An expert in entertaining and informing, Carole J. Bufford shares how she programs an evening of talking and singing to make sure it does just that.

Experiencing College to the Fullest: : Helpful Hindsight from the Cast of ‘The Fairy Queen’

Singers living and working in New York City reflect on their college experiences and offer advice for making the most of your four years.

Will & Anthony Nunziata : Entertainers, Entrepreneurs, Educators

Twin brothers are leading careers as both duo and solo singers. Find out how they started performing together and how their business savvy is paying big dividends for themselves and the students they work with in their original outreach program.