The Inspiration Behind Vocal Masterclassics

By Dr. Keith Brautigam, Founder of Vocal Masterclassics

Having taught for over 30 years as a voice professor at the university level, I have always treasured the masterclass format as a wonderful educational tool for my students. ​

I know that voice teachers around the world could convey a host of stories where “the light came on” for one of their students in a masterclass...and as a teacher, I have benefited tremendously from watching fellow masterclass instructors, each with their own fresh approach, their own way of expressing an idea or concept — that often “hit the mark” for a student. 

​​For decades, world-renowned singers and conductors have been graciously giving back to the arts community through masterclass events. Thankfully, numerous classes have been recorded either on video or audio – many of which have been posted on YouTube and numerous other sites across the internet.

Unfortunately, however, a majority of these masterclasses are posted with only minimal program information. Because of this reality, a vast majority of typical searches will overlook numerous masterclasses that could prove immeasurably beneficial not only to students, but to the entire vocal arts community!  

​Furthermore, most people won't know what to type into a search bar to find those hidden classes, so they remain obscurely covered in the back pages of the internet for the lucky few to find...maybe.

We knew this needed to be addressed if this incredible educational resource was to take its rightful place in the mainstream of vocal training! 

​As a result, Vocal Masterclassics was born - which now allows singers to specifically target their viewing to include:

-  artist names and voice types

​-  specific titles of interest

-  performer voice types

-  specific operas, musicals, oratorios and song cycles

-  composers

-  genres

-  dates and venues

-  and even language of instruction

​The days of random searching are over!  

It is our joy to offer the Vocal Masterclassics free database as a primary educational tool for all in the vocal arts community!  ​