TitlesInstructor of Voice
The voice is a multi-faceted 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 musical theater undergraduates and graduates.
Stilson has crafted a unique career as vocal pedagogue, singer, yogic practitioner, and holistic body-mind modality enthusiast. As vocal pedagogue, Stilson has lectured on vocal anatomy, physiology, and vocal health at Brown University, Boston Conservatory’s Dance Division, and University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. 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 theaters in Miss Saigon, Hair, and Newsies as well as regional and international tours. His yogic and body modality exploration has deeply influenced his voice teaching. He utilizes Iyengar and Yin Yoga alignment techniques and myofascial work in his teaching. In addition, he has found hypnosis and limbic-disassociative cognitive exercises to be highly beneficial for students suffering from performance anxiety and anxiety-induced muscle tension dysphonia.
Stilson recently completed his first year of D.M.A. studies in vocal pedagogy and performance at University of Miami. He received an M.M. in vocal pedagogy with collaborative piano studies and a B.M. in vocal performance from the Boston Conservatory. He taught in the Conservatory’s Vocal/Choral Intensive from 2007–2011 and the Conservatory's MEIP voice program in 2012. 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, and has coached with Karl Paulnack, Andrew Altenbach, Michael Strauss, Allison Voth, and Nico Castel.
In addition to teaching at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Stilson currently teaches at Brown University and Phillips Andover Academy. He maintains very active voice studios in Boston, New York City, Providence, and Miami.