Anna Parks

Anna P.

Chicago, IL

About Anna P.

Anna teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

I will help you excel in all areas of voice. I specialize in Jazz, Musical Theater, Folk, Pop, Opera, Rock, and more! Let me help you take your singing to the next level!


Bio:

Currently a studio artist with Madison Opera, Anna Parks is an rising star in the opera world. Anna has sung with a number of popular groups around Chicago including the Grant Park Apprentice Chorale, Opera on Tap, and has performed numerous leading roles in performances at Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she has recently received her Master's Degree.
Anna is currently a pupil of world renowned countertenor Mark Crayton at Chicago College of Performing Arts, working towards her masters in voice. Anna is a National Classical Singer Competition finalist, a Wisconsin NATS finalist, as well as an alumni to the Minnesota Opera's youth program.
Anna has been teaching voice since her second year of her undergraduate training from ages 4-95, and is currently a voice instructor at International Performing Arts Academy in the famous John Hancock building. Anna works with a range of style from classical, jazz, popular music, soul, country, and musical theater. As a well-rounded performer, Anna has extensive training in acting as well as dance, and offers lessons in ballet and dance technique, as well as theater, film, monologue, audition, and stage prep.

Photos and Videos

Teaching a voice lesson to a beginning singer in 2014.

Experience

Voice Teacher and Workshop Leader

Feb 2015 - Present
Chicago Performing Arts Academy

Teaching children, teens, and adults of all ages proper vocal technique in classical, pop, jazz, music theater, and folk. Also providing acting instruction in song development, commercial work, stage, and film.

Private Voice Instructor

Jan 2011 - Present
Middle School and High School

Teaching voice to students in preparation for solo and ensemble, competitions, band performances, music theater, or for life!

Education

Masters in Music

Aug 2014 - May 2016
Chicago College of Performing Arts

Bachelor in Music

Aug 2010 - May 2014
Viterbo University

Awards

Second Place Graduate Women

Mar 2016
National Association of Teachers of Singing

Second Place Graduate

Mar 2015
National Association of Teachers of Singing

Finalist

May 2014
Classical Singer Voice Competition

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Aug 2014
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

American Choral Directors Association

Feb 2014
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Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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3 Reviews on Anna P.

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Marie May 8, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Loved taking lessons with Miss Anna! She was so friendly and I had so much fun (and learned a lot!). Anna is the best teacher I've ever had and was so patient with me. Thank you, dear!
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James May 8, 2016
Singing · Online
Anna was an awesome teacher. You can tell right away that she knows what she's talking about, but is also super friendly and really supportive.
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Jessica May 8, 2016
Singing · In home
Anna was such a great teacher! I have always loved to sing, but was never good enough. Anna not only made me feel like I had potential, but I was able to see improvements in my voice within weeks! I've absolutely LOVED working with her!!