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Five VSC Students Team Up To Present At VASTA Conference!

Saturday 20th May 2023

We are so proud that 5 of our students have teamed up to deliver a presentation at VASTA's Annual Conference this July!

Jenna Brown, Samyukta Ranganathan, Tessa Smith-Whicker, Emily Bender and Heather Baker will present Exploring Transformative Methodologies For The Future Of Vocal Practice And Pedagogy.

The conference, Hemispheric Integrations: Theoretical frameworks for the future of vocal practice and pedagogy, takes place on 10th-14th July 2023 in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Congratulations to you all!

Jenna Brown

Jenna Brown is a mezzo-soprano performing as a soloist in concert and recital, as well as in choirs. She teaches singers of all ages 1:1 and in groups, working as teacher, vocal coach and conductor.

Samyukta Ranganathan

Samyukta is an award-winning singer of Indian Classical Music (ICM) with an active teaching and performance career in New York City.

Tessa Smith-Whicker

Tessa has been teaching for over 15 years, following completion of a BA(hons) degree in Jazz Studies at Leeds Conservatoire (nee Leeds College of Music)...

Emily Bender

Emily Bender is a community-based voice teacher, singer and choral director based in the San Francisco Bay Area who works with diverse students of all ages in lessons, classes, and choirs.


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