Glimmerglass 2016Writing and Singing - Singing and Writing: August at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York found Patrice performing three of her songs from The Long View, A Portrait Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Song.  Pianist/coach Sahar Nouri shared the stage with Patrice, Glimmerglass Young Artists and Notorious RBG herself, who gave her 4th annual presentation on Opera And The Law for a sold-out house.  Filming for an upcoming CNN documentary included interviews and informal chat with members of the ensemble and RBG, and a really good time was had by all! (Photo by Carli Kadel)

Patrice is a featured composer on Cedille Record's new SPOTIFY Playlist Of The Month!  This month's theme is Chicago Composers, so Patrice will be heard singing "Anita's Story," her own composition on INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song.  The playlist includes a wide variety of new and newer music by a wonderful variety of Chicago composers.  Check it out here

Critical Acclaim

The Voice Studio


I teach in order to share my life's passions.  I teach in order to help you find your life's passions.  People who have found their passions know the freedom of discipline, respect others, and have opportunities to make contributions to the culture of humanity - perhaps even to the culture of the planet!  If your passions live in my territory, I'll do my best to help you make a set of maps.  If you can't find your passions in my vicinity, they do exist somewhere.  It's your responsibility to find, develop and manifest them.  Go with my love.

The following documents are designed for students of singing, whether in my own studio, receiving short-term coaching, or just visiting this site. I am grateful to the many wonderful teachers who have encouraged me, and from whom this material is developed. Enjoy!

Upon Entering The Studio

In addition to Shinichi Suzuki’s wonderful book on the philosophy of teaching and learning, you will need a set of reference texts to develop a solid foundation.

 Download Required and Suggested Readings Titles

 Download The Entire Handbook

Learning Styles

Here are two different websites with quite different ways of processing data that you supply. Please complete the questionnaires and share the outcomes with me. These insights may help both of us help you efficiently and enjoyably.

Learning Styles Online Questionaire
Career Cornerstone Center Self Test

Studio Policies

Here is a document that you’ll want to read, print and keep in your binder of current scores for regular reference.

Download Studio Policies


Practicing well and evolving in your practice habits will be the Number One influence on your development as a singing artist. Here are several documents to support you in your progress.

Download  Practicing

Download  Year-Long Song Practice

Download  Basic Practice Literature

Download  Practice Colloquium Presentation

Link to Blogpost on Memorizing


In addition to the reference books I require, here are many practical lists for sourcing scores, additional bibliographic and related singing materials.

Download Score and Translation Search

Download Bibliography

Career Development

Here are some basic materials to support your quest for a career in singing.

Download  Audition Techniques

Download  Career Development

  • "A formidable interpretative talent” (The New Yorker ) with “a voice that is light, rich and flexible” (Opera News ), Ms. Michaels sings the concert and operatic repertoire, and presents four marvelously unique and entertaining dramatic concerts. She is recorded on over two dozen critically acclaimed discs for Cedille, Albany and other labels. Patrice is in demand as a master clinician, and serves as Director of Vocal Studies at The University of Chicago. (full bio)

  • Patrice is composing a song cycle titled The Long View, which will premier at the Second Circuit Bench/Bar meeting in May as the semi-annual special featured event. The subject of the song cycle is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as depicted through the words of a variety of individuals who’ve known this incredible woman in varied ways throughout her eight decades. “Anita’s Story,” released as a single song on the INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song CD last year, is included in this musical tribute, which will be sung by Patrice at the premier, collaborating with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.

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