TitlesInstructor of Voice
The voice is a multifaceted instrument that comprises many body systems, emotional centers, and spiritual planes. My teaching gives singers fearless access to vocal flexibility, body awareness, and technical finesse grounded in the innovative.
Taylor Stilson joined Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2018. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate musical theater courses.
Stilson has crafted a unique career as vocal pedagogue, singer, yogic practitioner, and holistic mind-body modality enthusiast. He has presented lectures in vocal pedagogy, laryngeal palpation, and myofascial release at Brown University, University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Boston Chapter, UARTS, Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Arizona State University, Willamette University, Portland State University, Rider University, and Interlochen Arts Academy. His past and current students have placed finals in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Classical Singer Convention, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and have been seen in regional, international, and Broadway theaters. He has found hypnosis, rapid eye movements, and limbic-disassociative cognitive exercises to be highly beneficial for students suffering from performance anxiety and anxiety-induced muscle tension dysphonia (MTD). He has completed certifications in laryngeal massage and myofascial release, and will be completing a certification in massage therapy in the summer of 2020.
Stilson recently completed his first year of D.M.A. studies in vocal pedagogy and performance at the University of Miami. He received an M.M. in vocal pedagogy with collaborative piano studies and a B.M. in vocal performance from Boston Conservatory. Stilson has completed additional studies in voice, opera, and piano at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Michigan Opera Theatre, New York Opera Studio, Spring Arbor University, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has studied voice with Kevin Wilson, Jayne Sleder, Bill Cotten, and William Christensen.
In addition to Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Stilson currently teaches at Brown University. He maintains active voice studios in Boston, New York City, Providence, and Miami.