Nancy E. Harris
Voice, speech, acting, music theory, music history, piano
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Nancy E. Harris is a Vocologist (National Center for Voice and Speech). In addition to her undergraduate degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education & Studio Voice, she has a Master’s degree in Humanities and certification in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy. Her focus is on healthy, free voice, regardless of the genre (her students currently include opera, musical theatre, jazz, country-western, and rock singers). A private music teacher since 1974, Nancy is also a retired college professor (Colorado Institute of Art). The Denver Performing Arts Center hired her to present multiple voice workshops and she presented also for the Colorado State Music Teachers Association and its chapters. Nancy has been a soloist multiple years in the renowned Spice of Life show at the Chandler Arts Center, AZ, and a regular presenter for EVMTA and multiple Arizona State Music Teachers Conferences. In June 2018 she was also asked to present and to sing for the Arizona State MTA Banquet in Russian. In her other performance experiences, Nancy has produced 2 children’s albums, 2 jazz albums, and was a guest on several other storytelling albums. She has been a professional puppeteer; WUSF radio and tv announcer and producer; sung and acted leads in over 40 musicals, plays, and operas; directed melodramas; was the director of Opera and Beyond; was cast twice as a principal at West Bay Opera in San Francisco; has been a principal in the Loveland Opera Theatre and lead mezzo of the Opera Colorado Ensemble; sang in the Schola Cantorum chorale in California, Cherry Creek Chorale in Colorado, Colorado Opera Company ensemble, and the London Symphony's chorus under Sir Malcolm Sergeant. She was also the mezzo soloist for the West Coast Premiere of Solomon’s Gardens at Stanford University.