Canadian Lyric tenor, Douglas Von Edelmann, obtained his Honors Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. He also studied at the Britten-Pears School for advanced musical studies, New England Conservatory of Music, and is enrolled at the University of Wales Trinity St. David.
Delighted to be imbibing knowledge from an array of expert academic professors and professionals at the Voice Study Centre, Douglas is enchanted to be part of a vibrant vocal pedagogy aggregation that is scholarly and animating.
As a lifelong learner, Douglas balances his studies with performance engagements as a lyric tenor, whilst teaching voice and piano in colleges and his own private practice. Known for his role portrayals in Handel and Mozart operas, his versatility encompasses a vast array of operatic, concert, and musical theater literature. Coupled with Douglas’ illustrious vocal artistry are his acting gifts that bring an outstanding realism to his appearances on stage. He has also appeared in television and documentary, and composes a vast array of music in contemporary pop, opera, ballet, and classical song literature. His work as a producer, conductor, and director during his tenure with various companies include productions of Mozart's The Impresario, Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, and his own three act opera Harvest Sky.
Grateful for continued significant influences in his musical life, Douglas is thankful to have worked with (continue his studies) with master teachers in their respective domain. Some of these shepherds of singing include: Adrianne Pieczonka, Geert Smits, Rainer Trost, Victor Martens, Christoph Pregardien, Edward Zambara, Diane Forlano, Julianne Baird, and Dr. Richard Miller. As a teacher himself, Douglas has trained and re-conditioned voices, rehabilitating students' voices in a positive, stimulating and informative sphere, putting a solid technical base at the forefront of his teaching expertise.
His sole objective is to ensure that all students develop and master their full artistic potential through technical principles and objectives that focus on fostering a free functioning, highly innervated, and fully realized voice through solution based lessons that optimize results for becoming a complete singer and performer. Douglas is a solid pianist and collaborator, often accompanying his own students in public performances. Douglas has an insatiable interest in research, and a natural inquisitiveness for deepening his understanding in both the western classical singing tradition, as well as contemporary vocal techniques.
Therefore, he has judiciously chosen the Voice Study Centre as a crowning place to begin the next phase of his academic studies into the phenomenal and extensive field of vocal pedagogy.