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Voice Instructors

Updated: Jan 25

Kim Harris

Voice and Piano Instructor

Kim Harris holds a BA in Music and Piano Performance from Cal State Los Angeles. She has been teaching music and drama in schools in the Conejo Valley for the past 16 years. As a professional actor, she has performed in commercials, TV shows, New York City Opera. regional theatres in the U.S., Japan, and South America, and a Broadway National Tour of Pirates of Penzance. She has advanced training in acting, voice, and dance.

Ms. Harris was the accompanist for Emmanuel Church for 16 years and has accompanied choirs at Oaks Christian School, Thousand Oaks High School, Los Robles Children's Choirs and Ascension Lutheran School. She is the personal accompanist to Joanna Bushnell, soprano, as well as William Martinez, tenor; performing in concerts, recitals, and studio recordings. Ms. Harris was Ascension Lutheran School's Music and Performing Arts director and teacher from 2011-2016.

Stephanie Hume

Voice Instructor

Stephanie holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education with a minor in Voice from the University of Rhode Island. She completed two years of master level work in vocal performance during which she had a choral assistantship where she conducted 100-voice choir, 40-voice choir and a 15-voice madrigal choir. She also taught various courses as needed by professors. Stephanie’s solo work includes performing with the University of Rhode Island’s orchestra as well as lead roles in operas. Her favorites were Amahl and the Night Visitors and The Old Maid and the Thief. While living in Rhode Island, Stephanie performed additional solo work throughout the state with various companies. She also worked with Asbury Methodist as soprano soloist and after two years she became the Choir Director.

Stephanie was a guest performer with the Detroit Symphony Chorale for a production of The Messiah. She has performed locally in numerous recitals as well as with the North Penn String Quartet. Stephanie even stared as “Dolly” in the Schoolhouse Players (Lansdale) production of Hello Dolly. Stephanie’s work in Pennsylvania began with the Christ United Methodist Church (Lansdale) as Choir Director for 6 years. Today she continues a twenty-year commitment to choral directing at the Doylestown United Methodist Church where she works with ages 3-18 in four choirs with an approximate total of 125 members. She also teaches pre-school at the Doylestown United Methodist pre-school. Throughout her vocal career, Stephanie has always taught private voice lessons. She has been a faculty member at The Conservatory since 1993. In 2003 she co-founded ‘StarStruck’, a musical theatre camp. Stephanie enjoys working with vocal students of all ages and skill levels and strives to give her students a strong foundation in classical vocal technique.

Allison Hutchinson, MT-BC

Voice Instructor and Music Therapist

Allison earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music from West Chester University; vocal concentration. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Music Therapy at Immaculata University, and is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC).

Allison has over 15 years’ experience teaching voice at her private studio in Harleysville PA, including a student-led acapella group. She has performance experience as a staff vocalist at a historical church in Philadelphia (St Timothy’s Roxborough) and most recently, as a vocalist at Calvary Church Souderton and Quakertown.

During her studies at Immaculata, Allison has had the opportunity to work in many different clinical settings as a music therapy intern. This includes Easter Seals in Lansdale, Livengrin Foundation in Bensalem, Holisticare Hospice, and most recently a year-long internship with Abington hospital at the Asplundh Cancer Center, Hospice, and Inpatient Psych facility.

Allison enjoys working with a wide variety of people and believes in the power of music to facilitate expression and promote health and learning.

Faye Meyer

Voice and Piano Instructor

Faye Meyer graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She studied singing, acting, and dance. After graduating, she performed with many theatres in the Boston area. She then moved to the Philadelphia area and has since been active in the theatre community. During this time, she became a member of the Actor's Equity Association. During her acting career, she performed in over 15 professional productions.

Faye has taught at The Conservatory since 2006. She offers both private voice lessons and vocal coaching. This includes song interpretation and different styles of the Musical Theatre Songbook. Many of her students have been successful in achieving roles in their school's musicals and local productions. Faye enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels!

Elizabeth Walton

Voice Instructor

Elizabeth (Liz), a Lyric Soprano, has her Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Vocal Performance. A native of Pennsylvania, she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the Pennsylvania State University. Elizabeth performed many opera roles with the Penn State Opera Theater, her favorites include Drusilla in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, and Laetitia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief.

During her time at Peabody she premiered numerous operas with the Peabody Opera Theater as well as covered the role Donna Elvira from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. More recently, she was a Chorus Section Leader in Opera Delaware’s premier of Amleto (Hamlet) and the concert performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solnnelle. Liz directed Holicong’s Women’s Ensemble for three years and served as Assistant Vocal Coach for their musicals during that time. She has a deep appreciation for all genres of music but believes healthy technique must live in the heart of all of them. Liz enjoys working with vocal students of all skill levels, late Elementary aged through Adult.

Susan Whitenack

Voice and Ukulele Instructor

A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Susan Whitenack attended Smith College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, and the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature, with Honors. Residents of the Greater Delaware Valley region have enjoyed Miss Whitenack’s appearances with the Silver Dollar Singers and Camerata Opera Theater. In New York City, Susan has appeared and recorded with the Robert DeCormier Singers and the Dusing Singers. Also in New York, Susan sang for guest of honor Luciano Pavarotti at a fund-raising event, and he enthusiastically commented about her singing, “Bellissima!” Susan has sung all over the United States and abroad with many opera companies and orchestras. She has been featured soloist with the orchestras of Santo Domingo, Trenton (NJ), Reading (PA), and many others.

Susan also served as choir section leader, soprano soloist and guitarist/song leader at Salem United Church of Christ in Doylestown, PA for many years. She is a member and soloist with the ensemble “Harp & 3 Divas” and the trio “How Fair a Sound” and has performed with these groups all over the Bucks County region. Susan is a very busy teacher of voice, piano, Ukulele, guitar and acting. Since 1993 she has maintained a private teaching studio at her home in Doylestown. From 1998 to 2008 Susan taught Broadway performance classes, acting improvisation classes, and private lessons for voice, piano, guitar and recorder during the summers at the Summer Arts Camp of Chestnut Hill College (1998-2005) and Plymouth Meeting Friends School (2006-2008). Susan is celebrating 15 years of teaching at The Conservatory and enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels.

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