Zipporah Peddle

Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Voice
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Zipporah Peddle joined the Conservatory in 2022 as an assistant professor of musical theater voice. She teaches applied voice, Musical Theater Repertoire for the Teaching Studio, and Musical Theater 3. 

Peddle sang in nearly 3,000 performances as lead vocalist in Cirque du Soleil's top-selling production O. She has performed in numerous musicals, concerts, cabarets, new musical workshops, tours, and recitals, at venues throughout the United States and Canada. Favorite roles include Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (Nevada Conservatory Theatre) and Tiffany in I Was Looking at the Ceiling, and Then I Saw the Sky (Long Beach Opera). She toured internationally with the professional choir the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and has worked as a production vocalist and guest entertainer for various cruise lines. She most recently appeared in the world premiere of La Sorgente, a collection of art songs for soloists and orchestra, at the Ford Theatre in L.A.  

Peddle previously served on the theater faculty at Missouri State University, where she created a program of CCM style and pedagogy courses for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre program. She led private voice studios in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Toronto, and regularly provides master classes on musical theater and CCM style. She has presented her research on professional singers at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Conference and Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) conference, and has appeared as an invited speaker for NATS and the Voice Foundation. 

Peddle holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a B.M. from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. 

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (member, 2016)
  • Pan American Vocology Association (member, 2019)
  • Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance (member, 2021)
  • Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (member, 2000)
In Their Own Words

My studio instruction is guided by three main pillars: an evidence-based approach to vocal pedagogy, training for stylistic versatility, and a focus on each individual’s unique artistic expression.

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