As a child, Chelsea regularly gathered her little brothers and friends and all the ‘costumes’ she could find to create full-length reenactments of Disney movies. This early passion grew into a lifelong love of music, theater, and performing.
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.
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. She is also the director of NY Pop Choir, a pop music choir for adults from any and all musical backgrounds.
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.
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.
Chelsea is a founder of the online singing platform, The Balanced Singer. She is so excited about this growing resource for singers around the world!
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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