Stanford Felix

Stanford F.

Minneapolis, MN

About Stanford F.

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Stanford teaches: Females 12 to 80
Males 14 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: May 1998
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Stanford Felix, D.M.A. has a national reputation as a bass-baritone singing classical and musical theater, and has been teaching private voice lessons since 1998. Stan is currently available to teach lessons at three locations in the Twin Cities area: his voice studio in downtown Minneapolis (see, his home in Farmington, MN just south of St. Paul, The String Academy in Owatonna, MN, and online.

He works with all voice types, from beginning to professional. Here are a view things that will be emphasized in both styles:

Vocal Technique (Includes breathing, resonance, agility, etc.)
Stage Presence
Correct Repertoire (Which songs work best in your voice)
Thorough Knowledge of Notes and Rhythms
How to Practice Efficiently
A Definite Game Plan (exactly what you want to do with
your singing, and how to get there).

Dr. Felix enjoys watching his singers grow stronger every week as they reach to obtain their optimum vocal range and brilliancy of sound. Please contact him today!

Bio: Stanford Felix is Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Minnesota Concert Opera, based in Minneapolis, MN, and currently teaches voice and performs primarily in the Twin Cities area. Having earned his B.F.A. in Theater and Voice from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, Mr. F. based his singing career in New York City for twelve years, received his M.M. in voice performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, was on the Voice Faculty of Texas A & M University, Kingsville where he ran the opera department for two years, and then returned to Lawrence, KS to get his D.M.A. in Voice Performance. He then taught as Assistant Professor at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS for five years. As a bass-baritone he has performed extensively through out the United States on the operatic, musical theater and concert stage.

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Stanford Felix, bass-baritone, sings "Some Enchanted Evening" form the musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein.


Executive/Artistic Director

Sep 2011 - Present
Minnesota Concert Opera

Private Voice Teacher

Jan 1998 - Present
Stanford F. Voice Studio

Since 1998

Opera, Musical Theater Performer

Jan 1982 - Present
Stanford F., bass-baritone

Singing professionally since 1982

Assistant Professor of Voice

Aug 2006 - May 2011
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Taught Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Italian and English Diction, Class Voice.

Artistic Director

Jul 2007 - Jul 2010
Kansas Concert Opera

Assistant Professor of Voice

Aug 2001 - May 2003
Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Taught Applied Voice, ran the Opera Workshop, opera conductor, music appreciation.


Doctor of Musical Arts-Voice Performance

Aug 2003 - Aug 2007
University of Kansas, Lawrence

Master of Music-Voice Performance

Aug 1999 - May 2001
Manhattan School of Music, NY, NY

Languages Spoken

Can teach Italian, French, German and Latin Diction

Limited Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Stanford F.

Christine Aug 18, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful experience!
Chad Aug 2, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Stan is an outstanding teacher and has an amazing understanding of the human voice. I am so much more comfortable and expressive with my voice since working with him over the past year and a half. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their abilities professionally.
Natalie Jul 31, 2016
Singing · In studio
Lessons with Dr. Felix have improved my solo and choral singing immensely. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to improve their singing confidence and vocal technique.
Andrew Jul 30, 2016
Singing · In studio
Very knowledgable, gets points and techniques across very easily. Good repertoire to study.
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