Columbia College Chicago

Voice FACULTY

Irica Baurer
Irica Baurer


Voice
Irica Baurer is a highly regarded music educator and performer. She comes from the classical music tradition, however she feels equally at home in other genres. She believes teaching is guiding students to find their personal best. She incorporates music fundamentals in every class so that her stude...

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Phil Caldwell
Phil Caldwell


Voice
Piano
Where did you receive your undergraduate education? I have a B.M. in piano performance, Sherwood Conservatory of Music. Where did you receive your postgraduate education? I have a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago.  What is your hometown? Cedar Springs, M...

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Sandra Cross
Sandra Cross


Voice
Sandra Cross holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music located in Rochester, New York. Her professional credits include: performing with the DuPage Opera Theatre, Bach & Beyond, Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus, Grant Park Chorus and the Chicago Symphony Chorus.&#160...

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Luis Galvez
Luis Galvez


Voice
Preferred student age: 18 and over. Preferred student level: Any level. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? The most important thing to remember is that we are always servants to the music and not the other way around.  Too many times we see performers u...

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Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones


Voice
Kim Jones earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Westerminster Choir College; and has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Symphony.Preferred student and and level: Ages five and up, beginner ...

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Walter Kirchner
Walter Kirchner


Voice
Preferred Student Age: 16 to 65. Preferred Student Level: Beginners to Pros. What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching? Vocal improvement.  What do you enjoy most about teaching? The music, the people, just about everything.  What is your earliest musical ...

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