Chelsea is an Upper-West Sider, dog mom, and Kelly Clarkson’s biggest fan.
Chelsea first studied voice with Keri Hughes in Atlanta, GA, a fantastic teacher who instilled in her a love of singing and a foundation of healthy technique. At age 15, Chelsea’s family moved to Southern Utah, where she began commuting to Las Vegas, NV to study with Jeffrey Skouson, then a master teacher with Speech Level Singing, and now the CEO and President of the Institute for Vocal Advancement.
University and Professional Performance
Chelsea graduated from the University of Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre Program, where she studied with world class performance and voice teachers, performed in mainstage as well as original studio productions, and sang and recorded with the school’s award winning Symphony Band. She has enjoyed performing professionally both in New York and around the US as a singer and actress.
Although she specializes in musical theatre, Chelsea has experience in many genres and uses her strong background in technique to teach vocal skills in any style of music, and at any age or skill level. Helping musical theatre singers bridge the gap to successfully sing Pop/Rock material is especially fun for Chelsea.
She particularly loves working with professional and aspiring professional theatre singers. She understands the demands of the working singing actor and has been trusted to work with some of the hardest working singers on Broadway! She brings this expertise to her students for everything from audition prep to vocal maintenance for eight shows a week.
Broadway Vocal Coach
In 2017, Chelsea was brought on as the vocal coach for SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway, as well as the subsequent national tour. In 2018, she started as the vocal coach for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway, and in 2019 she began coaching on the international tour. She has vocal coached on other touring and Off-Broadway productions like JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and ROCK OF AGES.
Teacher Training and Mentorship
Chelsea is a Mentor level certified instructor and Ambassador for the Institute for Vocal Advancement, an international organization dedicated to the education and integrity of voice teachers around the globe. She offers her services as a musical theatre expert through IVA’s elective program, training other teachers in musical theatre technique and performance. She traveled to Mexico City and Seoul, South Korea in 2017, to Edinburgh, Scotland in 2018, and to Vienna, Austria in 2019 giving private lessons and public master classes.
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Evidently I can only emote with my eyebrows. @iamhalsey has been my jam lately- her piano only performance of this in SNL blew me away. I love when a pop song makes a good acoustic translation. PS, tack on the verse and this is a perfect 1 min audition cut 😉 #halseymusic #pianocovers