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Voice Placement Hearings

Placement Hearings for Voice Lessons were held on Saturday August 24th.. If you missed this, we may be able to hear you by arrangement - please contact the Voice Department Chair.

Vocal instruction is available to children and adults of all experience levels—from beginners through the most advanced levels of study. Lessons are scheduled at our Downtown, Towson, Howard County, and Annapolis Peabody Preparatory locations on an individual basis and are contingent upon teacher availability.  Click here for detailed information about all of our lesson and class opportunities.

Private lessons: Adults and young singers ages 13 and older may audition for private voice lessons, and our new Songbird program is available for 9-12 year old singers.  All students need to sing at a placement audition to assess their readiness for private instruction.    More information about placement auditions here.

Basics of Singing (group voice class) is offered for all age groups.  This small, friendly class is recommended for those without prior vocal experience, and for those who wish to establish or refresh foundation vocal skills before continuing to private study. No placement audition is required.

Additional classes available include Audition Preparation & Techniques, Acting for SingersDiction for Singers,  and periodic open workshops – these are open to all interested students (you do not have to study privately with a Peabody voice teacher to enroll).  Please call the office or check the catalog for specific information about availability and locations.

Younger children and teens without any previous musical training are recommended to build musical and language skills in preparation for individual voice lessons by:

  • singing in an ensemble for children such as the Peabody Children’s Chorus;
  • taking small group classes such as Basics of Singing or Chorus Prep;
  • taking private lessons on an instrument such as piano, violin or flute;
  • participating in theory classes.


Madeleine Gray

Mezzo soprano Madeleine Gray (BA, MMus, PPRNCM) was born in New York, but for many years made her home in the United Kingdom. She attended Loyola Marymount (BA) and Surrey (MMus) universities before completing her musical education with an artist diploma (PPRNCM) at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Carol Cavey-Miles

BM and MM Voice Performance Peabody Conservatory; BA English University of Maryland. Cavey-Miles is a faculty member and coordinator of Voice Minor Studies for the Peabody Conservatory.

Alina Kozinska

Whether in Cannes, Barcelona, or Washington, Alina Kozinska's singing sweeps audiences into an emotional journey. At home on the stages of the cultural capitals of the world, Kozinska moves with ease from opera to oratorio.

Devonna Rowe

Devonna B. Rowe is a performing artist and educator. The soprano received her DMA in Vocal Performance from Catholic University of America, a MM from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Music Education from St. Augustine’s University.

Robyn Stevens

Robyn Stevens, Mezzo Soprano, is a performing artist, choral conductor, and teacher. Beltway venues include Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Merkin Hall, the National Cathedral, the National Presbyterian Church, Washington National Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera.

Kristen Toedtman

Singer, songwriter and composer Kristen Toedtman exudes warmth and excellence on stage, whether in front of an orchestra or behind her guitar. Known for her collaborative spirit and prowess with tight harmonies, she has shared the stage as soloist or in small ensemble with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Musica Angelica, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Britt Festival Orchestra, Corona Del Mar Festival Orchestra, and Baltimore Concert Artists.