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Tracey Ford


Tracey Ford

RCM Certified
RCM Examiner
I am a full-time private voice instructor with over 15 years of private teaching experience. My speciality is children and adolescents, but I also teach adult beginners. I love instilling a life-long passion for music and singing in all of my students. I have my own space which is welcoming and comfortable my students, especially my younger students. They love the playful, fun atmosphere of my teaching space! Many of my private students are recognized as outstanding performers in their school and in the community. Many performing leading roles in local musicals, achieve recognition in Solo and Ensemble Festivals and are selected for IMEA Festivals. I have students who have pursued Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Musical Theatre, Vocal Performance and Music Education. I aim to set my students up for success as singers after they leave my studio. I have a Doctorate in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a Certified Teacher in Elementary and Intermediate Voice and I have prepared students for over 50 successful exams from Preparatory Level through Level 8.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Voice
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • History
  • Analysis
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own studio
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Voice - Elementary
  • Voice - Intermediate


  • 2008 - DMA - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2004 - MM - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional development

  • "Practical Vocal Acoustics with Kenneth Bozeman" - In this two-day workshop, we explored the basics and foundations of vocal acoustics and then applied the concepts to real-singing examples. Kenneth Bozeman from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin) led the workshop and referred to his text - 2015
  • CRNATS Conference at Olivet Nazerene University - At this two-day workshop and conference, I attended several workshops that covered topics from Baroque vocal embellishments, teaching guitar/vocal arrangements of the 24 arts songs, and more! - 2015

School Associations

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner