VOCALIS-PRO., INC. is a Vocal Instruction Company. We are voice teachers, whose physical studio is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in the shadow of Walt Disney World, Universal and Sea World Theme Parks. We train singers in all aspects of the vocal entertainment industry and in all styles of music from Opera, Broadway, Pop, Country, Latin Pop and Mariachi. Our clients are well known singers singers, radio and television hosts and personalities as well as voice-over specialists.
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Biography for Manuel Lujan
Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Manuel Lujan attended The New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas and has a Bachelor Of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He has been on the teaching staffs of The University of Alabama, Florida State University and Brevard Community College in Melbourne Florida. In 1969 he moved to New York and studied with Cornelius Reid, a well–known vocal pedagogue, and John Alexander, a leading tenor at the Metropolitan Opera. In 1975 he moved to Europe where he sang with The Zurich Opera in Zurich and the Grand Theatre in Geneva, Switzerland. He has been on the Lecture Circuit around the country lecturing on Vocal Technique/Production at high schools, churches colleges and Universities, plus, being a lecturer at the various Mariachi Conferences in Tucson, Arizona, Las Cruces, New Mexico and San Jose, California. Besides having one of the largest vocal studios in Orlando, he is also the voice teacher for the famous Linda Ronstadt, Vikki Carr, Christina Aguilera, George Lopez, Mariachi Cobre and many other personalities as well as Vocal Consultant to record labels. He presently resides in Orlando where and works as Vocal Consultant for the Walt Disney World Company and Account Executive for Entertainment Group.
Biography for Kennith L. Nielson
KENNETH L. NIELSEN holds degrees in Music from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was a member of the conducting class at the Hochschule for Music in Cologne, Germany and studied with Herbert Weiskopf at Los Angeles, Josef Zosel in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Karl Elmendorf in Bayreuth. His teaching career includes positions at several major universities: the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Candada. He retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Calgary in 1988 and has continued teaching private voice and conducting and now teaches in Melbourne, and Orlando, Florida with summers in Calgary, Alberta.
Kenneth L. Nielsen was the founder and Musical Director/Conductor of the Calgary Civic Symphony, now in their 30th season, and the Debut Opera Company. During his seven-year tenure with the daCamera Singers in Edmonton, the choir won numerous awards and recorded exclusively with the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company). His conducting students can be found in churches and schools and opera companies and concert stages throughout the world. Many of his conducting students are involved in full-time conducting careers, which includes conducting in major opera houses around the world.
As a well-known pedagog and voice scientist, Kenneth L. Nielsen has done extensive research on the Singing Voice at the University of Florida’s Institute for Advanced Studies of the Communications Process in Gainesville, Florida.
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