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Tonna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1998

Hailed by the New York Times as “fresh” and “sweet-toned,” and described in Opera News as having a “sugar-tipped soprano,” Tonna Miller is recognized for her “flesh and blood” performances and “natural stage presence.” Equally at home in the major opera houses of America and on Broadway, Ms. Miller was has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and as the fiery Carlotta Giudicelli in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera for her Broadway debut. Ms. Miller has sung with Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and many other regional opera companies. Ms. Miller recently made her debut at the renowned cabaret venue 54 Below. Ms. Miller maintains an active voice studio in New York City. Ms. Miller’s students have appeared in operas, Broadway musicals, national tours, New York theaters, regional theaters, conservatories and schools.

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Experience

Voice teacher
Jan 1998 - Present
Tonna M. Voice Studio

With over twenty years’ teaching experience, I maintain an active voice studio in New York City while still performing. My students have appeared in operas, Broadway musicals, Broadway national tours, New York theaters, regional theaters, recitals, concerts, conservatories and schools.

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Education

Professional Studies
Sep 1995 - May 1997
The Juilliard School
Master of Music in Voice
Sep 1993 - May 1995
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Voice
Sep 1989 - Aug 1993
Baylor University

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Grant Winner
Oct 1998
Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition
Finalist
Jul 1998
MacAllister Awards for Opera Singers
Finalist
Oct 1997
Birgit Nilsson Competition
Regional Finalist
Oct 1995
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Apr 2008

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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American Guild of Musical Artists
Apr 1996

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

As Johanna in Sweeney Todd

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As Johanna in Sweeney Todd

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As Helen Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra

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As Helen Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra

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As Patience in Patience with Michael Ball

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As Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera
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Leslie Apr 23, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Tonna has a terrific mix of energy and technical prowess. She can diagnose your vocal issues and teach you how to work so that those issues go away and you end up singing high C's effortlessly. I would recommend Tonna to anyone who dreams of having a beautiful voice in any genre - she can get you there!

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