Carnegie Mellon University Masterclass

Sun May 26, 2024
9:45 am EDT
New Hampshire Room
Musical Theatre
High School
Young Artist/Emerging Pro

General Information

The Collaborative Voice

Join collaborative voice coach Ellen Rissinger and voice professor Daniel Teadt for a double dose of voice work! Offering insight from both the coaching and teaching perspective Ellen and Daniel will help singers maximize their vocal performances.


Daniel Teadt and Ellen Rissinger

With a career spanning four continents and over two decades, internationally acclaimed baryton-Martin, Daniel Teadt, has distinguished himself as a vocalist and voice teacher. A graduate of the University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Mr Teadt studied with John Wustman, The Dean of American Accompanists, and was awarded the Gunzalus Prize for Outstanding Vocalism. After graduating Mr Teadt completed apprenticeships with San Francisco Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Pittsburgh Opera, Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival and L’Academie Festival d’Aix-en-provençe. Soon after he joined the roster of New York City Opera before embarking on an international stage and teaching career.

Ellen Rissinger is an American Vocal Coach/Collaborative Pianist who came to European attention in December of 2008, when she accompanied a performance of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf on one hour's notice. Much of her career was spent in Germany, including eight seasons on the music staff of the Sächsische Staatsoper (Semperoper) in Dresden, Germany. In July 2019, she returned to the US full-time. She has since been on the music staff of Wolf Trap Opera and joined the music faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2020.