Patrice Burgstahler

Patrice B.

Fort Collins, CO
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Lesson Details

Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Patrice delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
June 2008

My interest is in developing singers to become a better version of themselves and help them reach their goals. Many of my students are singing professionally in Colorado, New York and internationally.

Background includes international and national performance credits in both opera and musical theatre. My last major gig was Carlotta in Andrew Lloyd Webber's German production of Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany for ten years.
We sang eight times a week in German! All backstage activities were in English due to the truly International cast. I loved every minute of living and working in Continental Europe.

In May, I'll be singing one of the leading soprano roles with Opera Fort Collins in The Fairy Queen by Purcell. I'm hoping my costume will have a set of white wings like the Gynbourne production.

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Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach & Founder
Jun 2008 - Present
Patrice Burgstahler's Vocal Studio - Fort Collins

Private Vocal Teacher & Coach
Jun 2008 - Present
Patrice Burgstahler Vocal Studio

Voice Lessons
Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced
Classical technique within Musical Theatre, Opera, Art Songs and commercial styles.

My teaching philosophy consists of an individual approach with each student. Each singer has different vocal problems and those needs are directly addressed. This studio gives private instruction for singing with, above all else, the principals of a healthy voice and sound.

Private Voice Lessons or Private Singing Lessons are on a one-on-one basis within an hour or half-hour lesson; with half vocal technique instruction and half repertoire selection. Coaching with piano accompaniment is available at no additional cost and woven into the lesson.

Half-hour singing lessons are recommended to start. New students work mainly within a half-hour lesson. For medium level 45" lessons and advanced students: 30" technique/30"repertoire within one hour voice lessons are recommended.

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Celebration of Music
Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
Patrice Burgstahler's Vocal Studio - Fort Collins

March 13th, 2019@7:30pm Vocal Studio concert on St. Luke's Episcopal's main stage. Singers from the Vocal studio perform solos and duets from Musical Theatre, Opera & Art song repertoire.


Leading role - Heidi Schiller in Follies by Stephen Sondheim
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Opera Fort Collins

Graduate Assistantship - Opera department
Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
University of Northern Colorado

Assistant Professor of Voice
Aug 2001 - Jun 2005
Northeastern State University

Carlotta - Phantom of the Opera
May 1991 - Aug 2001
Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber's German production


Doctorate in Vocal Performance & Stage Direction
Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
University of Northern Colorado
Doctorate Cohort Program
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
Columbia University - New York City
Masters Degree - Vocal Performance
Aug 1990 - Jun 1992
Boston Conservatory of Music
Bachelors Degree - Vocal Performace
Aug 1972 - Jun 1977
University of Colorado at Boulder


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Metropolitan Opera - National Semi-finalist in NYC
Feb 1979
Metropolitan Opera National Council


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2010

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.

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 1986

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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Photos & Videos

Phantom of the Opera - Neue Flora Theatre  3000 seat auditorium
Hamburg, Germany

Photo by Patrice B.

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