Welcome to Voice Training by Brian Baker

Voice Training for Aspiring Singers

Do you want to take voice lessons?

Hello, my name is Brian Baker. I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. I have a bachelor's degree in music education. I studied voice with Dr. Walter Foster for 4 1/2 years. I live in Conroe with my wife and family (children and grandchildren). I'll be 62 this year. I have taught music in public and private schools at the secondary level. I have experience in musical theatre, opera, art music, and sacred music literature. As a vocalist, I have concentrated a great deal of study on the exploration of vocal technique in addition to the aesthetic and technical aspects of singing. I love singing and I enjoy helping others develop their talents. If you are interested in pursuing vocal studies on a weekly basis, I would be glad to work with you. My present hourly fee is $35.00 and you would need to purchase your own music. The hours are flexible.

Just to give you an idea of the nature of my involvement in music through the years, below is a list of some my performances.

At the high school level:

  • Selected to the All-Region choir (junior year)
  • Selected to the Texas All-State choir (senior year)
  • Won numerous first division medals in class I solos and ensembles

Musicals:

  • 110 in the Shade - chorus
  • South Pacific - secondary role
  • Finian's Rainbow - lead role
  • Carousel - lead role
Awarded a full music scholarship to Sam Houston State University

At the college level:

  • Performed in the Acapella choir
  • Participated in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Auditions: went as far as semi-finals
Musical - My Fair Lady - secondary singing role, the part of Freddy Hill

Operas:

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor - principle role
  • The Jealous Lover - principle role
  • La Traviata - understudy to lead role
  • La Sonambula - chorus part
  • The Saint of Bleecker Street - Lead role
  • La Boheme - Lead role

Oratorio:

G. F. Handel's Messiah - tenor solos

. . . and in 2005 at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe, I had a solo part in Fiddler on the Roof

Some of my individual solo repertoire include works by Schubert, Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Duparc, Faure, and Hageman. I am also familiar with contemporary Christian music and I lead praise and worship at my church, The Church of the Saviour, of which I am also pastor.

Professional Organizations:

  • TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association)
  • TCDA (Texas Choral Directors Association)
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, professional music fraternity for men
My Home phone is (936) 273-4401
or click here to send email:
pastorbrian@cotsconroe.org
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