Capstone Vocal Pedagogy Series


Dr. Susan Williams, Director

The University of Alabama Capstone Research in Vocal Pedagogy series was looking forward to welcoming Dr. Chadley Ballantyne, Assistant Professor of Voice, Stetson University, in March of 2020 for a terrific residency of teaching and presentations.  The COVID-19 pandemic wiped away those plans, but we will look forward to having Dr. Ballantyne with us in the near future.


Bass-baritone Chadley Ballantyne has performed with Opera Fort Collins, Fresco Opera Theatre, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, Light Opera Works, Opera for the Young, Utah Festival Opera Company, Main Street Opera, American Chamber Opera and Theo Ubique. Ballantyne is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of applying vocal acoustic pedagogy for both classical and CCM techniques. He has presented at Chicago Chapter NATS, the 2017 and 2018 Pan-American Vocology Association Symposiums, the 2017 West Central and Central Region NATS Conferences, and at the 55th NATS National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a co-instructor at the 2018 Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at the New England Conservatory of Music and is a contributing author to The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan. Ballantyne is Assistant Professor of Music, Voice at Stetson University. He has previously served on the voice faculties of the University of Northern Colorado, the Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and North Park University. He holds a bachelor of music degree from Drake University, and a master of music degree and doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Illinois.

Chadley Ballantyne
Chadley Ballantyne

Previous Seasons of the Pedagogy Series

  • 2018-2019: The University of Alabama Capstone Research and Technology in Vocal Pedagogy Series was excited to welcome Dr. Nicholas Perna, Associate Professor of Voice Science and Pedagogy at Mississippi College.  Dr. Perna presented two lectures and a master class during his two-day residency at The University of Alabama, March 20-21, 2019.
  • 2017-2018:  We were pleased to welcome Dr. Scott McCoy, Professor of Voice Science and Pedagogy at The Ohio State University.  Professor McCoy presented lectures and a master class during his visit to the University of Alabama March 26 27, 2018.
  • 2016-2017:  We were joined by Professor Lynn Helding from the University of Southern California Thornton School of MusicBelow are some photos from Professor Helding’s residency in March, 2017.