Anna Winthrop

Anna W.

Silver Spring, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a professor of voice at NYU for ten years and the owner of a private studio in NYC for over fifteen years, the students I’ve trained have gone on to Broadway and major musical theater productions throughout the US, to graduate programs in opera at top conservatories, and to successful careers as independent artists in the pop and indie music world. As a vocal technician and a vocal coach I understand that each student and each voice is unique, and I work to uncover your true sound through a solid technical foundation that will free your voice and expressive capabilities. As a composer, songwriter and actor I can incorporate music theory, lyric writing, acting for song as well as monologues or scene work, audition preparation, career coaching and branding into any private lesson setting, depending on the student’s needs and goals.

About Anna W.

As a professor of voice at New York University for ten years and the owner of a private voice studio in NYC for over fifteen years, the students I’ve trained have gone on to Broadway and major musical theater productions throughout the US, to graduate programs in opera at top conservatories, and to successful careers as independent artists in the pop and indie music world.  As a vocal technician and a vocal coach I understand that each student and each voice is unique, and I work to uncover your true sound through a solid technical foundation that will free your voice and expressive capabilities.  As a composer,songwriter and actor I can incorporate music theory, lyric writing, songwriting, acting for song as well as monologues or scene work, audition preparation, career coaching and branding into any private lesson setting, depending on the student’s needs and goals.

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Elena
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Anna was my voice teacher for 3 years at NYU Steinhardt for music theater/vocal performance. I feel so lucky to have had her as a teacher. When I started, I had never taken any formal training and felt like I had a lot to learn. Anna gave me tools that I still use to this day for my specific voice. She helped develop a language through our lessons that made the concepts easier to comprehend. Anna was not only extremely connected to the technical aspect of singing, but also the artistic side. She always placed an emphasis on telling a story through music, and that was my favorite thing about being a student of hers. As a performer, she was always pushing me to know what I was singing about and why I was singing. I cannot say enough amazing things about her as a teacher and as a human being! Thank you Anna!

Posted Oct 1, 2020
Alia
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Anna is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable teacher. She helped me to reach all of my singing goals in the time that I worked with her, and the skills and vocal awareness she imparted to me have been incredibly useful in my professional life. She is a wonderful teacher and lovely person!

Posted Sep 11, 2020
Madeline Bernstein
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Anna was my voice teacher at NYU Steinhardt in the Vocal Performance program. In addition to her warm and welcoming personality, she was a tremendous help in transforming my voice for the better! She is wonderful at helping to visualize different parts of the voice as an instrument, and she not only helped me to expand the flexibility and ease of my head voice, but also helped me explore my lower register, while seamlessly bridging the gap between the two.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Shelley
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I had the pleasure of studying with Anna throughout my masters program at NYU. She pushed me as a singer/performer each week during my lessons, through attention to detail in pitch, rhythm, memorization, dramatic circumstances, and vocal freedom. I came to her stuck vocally, and she helped me find a “free” sound within my voice. I was able to move more air, transition through registers without large shifts or drops, and I’m so thankful for her guidance. She is able to look at your voice objectively, and see where you are each lesson. Because we as singers are connected physically to our instrument, sometimes my days would get the best of me and affect me emotionally and she would help me use it or help me work through it during lessons. I love my voice and how it has grown. I HIGHLY recommend starting your vocal journey with her.

Posted Aug 28, 2020
Anika
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I worked with Anna during my first year of college and absolutely loved her teaching style! She helped me expand on my previous training, and taught me new techniques that I’ll use forever. She is a supportive and wonderful teacher, and i’m so grateful to her for helping me shape my voice!

Posted Aug 19, 2020

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Experience

Voice and Piano Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

International School of Music

I teach private voice and piano lessons, all ages and levels. Lessons are tailored to individual needs with ample opportunities for performance and adjudication.

Independent Artist
Jan 2012 - Present

Self Employed

I work as a composer, lyricist, pianist and vocalist, writing and performing both instrumental and vocal works that blend classical and contemporary musical genres.

Voice Faculty
Sep 2010 - May 2018

New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

• Trained undergraduate and graduate Vocal Performance Majors with concentrations in both opera and music theatre for a professional performance career. • Worked individually with students for 2-4 years, creating unique lesson plans for each student to guide them through their undergraduate and graduate work, developing vocal technique, musicianship skills, knowledge and understanding of diverse musical styles, physicality and the ability to interpret and authentically communicate text through dramatic intent. • Specialized in both classical and contemporary vocal technique (expert in female ‘belt’/mix), utilizing science based tools and pedagogy. • Helped create emotionally and physically connected performers with exceptional vocal versatility.

Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach
Jan 2006 - May 2018

Anna Winthrop Voice Studio

I provided individualized instruction both as a coach and a vocal technician. I have helped students of all backgrounds to build effortless vocal technique based on my knowledge of vocal science and understanding of unique voice types. I also coach professionals to achieve the most honest, emotionally and musically sensitive, and thoroughly realized performances of their repertoire. Clients have gone on to Broadway, top graduate programs in opera as well as successful careers in the pop and indie music worlds.

Guest Artist/Teacher
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016

Actors Technique NY

As a guest artist and teacher, I created a workshop to help young actors develop healthy vocal technique and interpret songs musically and dramatically at the level needed to be competitive in the NYC theater scene. Emphasis on pop and music theater material. In addition to facilitating healthy vocal technique, this workshop built skills such as choosing appropriate material for auditions, analyzing text, finding specificity within the circumstance, and creating an honest and spontaneous performance.

Performing Arts Professional
May 1999 - Aug 2010

Freelance

My performance career spans opera, straight theater, musical theater and television. I have performed roles in major New York City venues (New World Stages, City Center, Symphony Space, Abingdon Theater, West End Theater) top regional theaters (Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Atlanta Theater of the Stars, Kansas City Starlight, Westchester Broadway, Seaside Music Theater, Ohio Light Opera) as well as in National and European Tours. Television credits include guest appearances on Saturday Night Live and Guiding Light.

Music Theatre Instructor
Apr 2008 - Jul 2010

Setting the Stage, Inc

Worked with children of all ages (grades 1-12) on the fundamentals of vocal production, movement and acting. This course culminated in a public performance.

Music Instructor/Program Director
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Garden House School of New York

• Developed and implemented age appropriate music curriculum for students 2.5-6 years of age. • Fostered musical appreciation and every day learning through song and movement. Music selections were drawn from traditional, folk and pop genres. • Introduced basic musical principles such as pitch, rhythm, chords and scales. • Encouraged ear-training through song and interval identification games. Assisted in building vocabulary and linear thought through word-play. • Instilled self-confidence through solo singing, as well as group awareness and cooperation through accompanied group singing.

Education

Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

New York University

Master of Music in vocal performance
Aug 2007 - May 2008

New York University

Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice
Aug 1995 - May 1999

Oberlin Conservatory

Awards

Best Actress in a Play (nomination)
Aug 2010

Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC

Jan Peerce Fellowship
May 2008

New York University

Phi Kappa Lambda
May 1999

Oberlin Conservatory

Outstanding Vocal Achievement
May 1995

National Foundation for the Arts

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
May 2008
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Actors' Equity Association
Aug 2002
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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