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Laura Vecchione

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Assistant Professor
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As a teacher of voice and music, Laura Vecchione helps students access connections to themselves and, by extension, connections outwards with others. She espouses contextual learning, teaching concepts and skills through students’ preferred styles and interests, and expanding further from there.

Vecchione maintains this is one of the most exciting times to take and teach voice due to advances in neuroscience, neurobiology, and evidence-based vocal pedagogy. She believes technique is a mechanism for freedom of expression. While vocal pedagogy helps us access sounds, what brings musical expression to life is the individual. Through trusting, one-on-one mentorship, she reflects students back to themselves and helps them find their literal and artistic voice. Her interests in breath, movement, and sound have led her to learn and integrate somatic practices of body sensation and awareness in the service of connection, vocal freedom, self-expression, and overall wellbeing and expansiveness.

Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, Vecchione's classical and Broadway voice training began at age 15. As an American studies major at Barnard College, she participated in the Columbia/Barnard Gospel Choir while studying jazz voice at the Manhattan School of Music. She moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Later, studying guitar with local maestros John Curtis (Patty Griffin, Jon Pousset-Dart Band) and Ksenia Mack (Porch Party Mamas), she began writing and performing original material. Her songs have been featured on national television shows and received heavy Americana radio rotation.

Career Highlights
  • Debut album, Deeper Waters (2007), and sequel album, Girl in the Band
Education
  • M.A., New York University Steinhardt School, education 
  • B.A., Columbia University, American studies
  • Certificate, Berklee College of Music, professional music