Beth Falcone (Singing Voice Specialist, Department Supervisor) has been teaching singing technique and voice science, specializing in musical theater, for more than twenty-five years. Her students are currently performing on Broadway, off-Broadway, in National Tours and in regional theaters throughout the United States and internationally. She is a member of the Voice Foundation, NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers’ Association), PAVA (Pan-American Vocology Association); NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and the VoiceCare Network. Ms. Falcone currently serves on the PAVA committee for “Vocal Health and Well-being”, chaired by renowned voice scientist, Ingo Titze. Her recent workshops for the International Voice Foundation Symposium and PAVA Symposium in pitch matching were received enthusiastically She has since partnered with researcher Dr. Monica McHenry (New York Medical College) who is doing a medical study on Ms. Falcone’s method. Her teachers include Oren L. Brown (faculty emeritus, Juilliard), Dr. Leon Thurman, (Fairview Hospital Voice Center), Kurt Hansen (head of opera, Northwestern University), Dr. Bill Reed (faculty emeritus, Circle in the Square Theater School), Dr. Joan Melton (One Voice), Dr. Mary Saunders (Penn State), Tom Burke and Jackie Presti (NYC). Workshops: Jane Streeton (RADA), Joan Leder (Tony winner for voice education), Jo Estill (belting), Ingo Titze (voice scientist), Matt Edwards(CCM), Melissa Cross (rock screaming).
As a pianist and conductor, Ms. Falcone’s Broadway credits include: Fame Becomes Me, starring Martin Short (associate conductor, keyboard 3); Les Miserables (Keyboard 1), and The Lion King (Music Assistant, Rehearsal Accompanist, Keyboard 2). Off-Broadway credits include: Unexpected Joy (The York Theatre); Hollywood Pinafore (The York Theatre); BMI Musical Theater Showcase (Manhattan Theater Club); Dramatist Guild Showcase (Playwrights Horizons); Remember Me, a night of Kleban Songs (54 Below); Eugene O’Neill Summer Cabaret Conference. Broadway cast albums: Like You Like It (Broadway Records), Unexpected Joy (Jay Records), and Wanda’s World (Broadway Records).
Ms. Falcone is also a composer-lyricist whose musical, Wanda’s World, was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lortels (including Best Musical) during its Off-Broadway run. Her work has been featured in Bound for Broadway at Merkin Hall, the BMI Musical Theater Showcase, and the New Composers’ Series at Lincoln Center Library. Beth is also a recipient of the prestigious Kleban Prize for most promising lyricist in American Musical Theater.