Music Academy Voice

COVID-19 Update

The Music Academy has canceled chorus rehearsals and voice classes until further notice. We will meet again when it is safe to do so.


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Music Academy Chorus

Join an amateur, but committed chamber choir with lofty ambitions. Sing a variety of classical and ethnic music from America and around the world while improving your singing voice. Dr. Lyashenko’s approach ensures a voice lesson within a rehearsal. The ensemble collaborates with Northwestern vocal, conducting and orchestra programs for an exciting season including Puccini's Messa di Gloria, J. Haydn's Mass in D Minor, Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and performances of jazz standards.

Tuition: Contact Music Academy
Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Start Date: Rehearsals begin the first week of fall, winter, and spring quarters
Location: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Conductor: Natasha Lyashenko

Voice class

Adult voice classes concentrate on basic vocal technique including registers, breathing, range, and diction. Unique teaching methods and small class size produce good results after a short period of time. The class is recommended not only for people interested in singing, but also for adults who would like to improve their speaking voice.

Tuition: Contact Music Academy
Day/Time: Separate men’s and women's classes: Mon., Tues. and Wed., based on student availability
Location: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Instructor: Natasha Lyashenko


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Music Academy Voice Faculty

Adult Voice Class Coordinator, Academy Chorus Director

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Natasha Lyashenko

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Adult Voice Class Coordinator, Academy Chorus Director

Email: n-lyashenko@northwestern.edu

Natasha Lyashenko received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Novosibirsk State Conservatory, Russia. After completing her studies, she was invited to teach there and to work at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater. She subsequently lived for two years in Kyoto, Japan where she had a large private voice studio and was affiliated with the Sakai City Opera Company. Since coming to the United States, she has taught at Iowa State University, Roosevelt University, and, since 1997, at Northwestern University. At NU, she teaches voice classes and a performance seminar to non-music major students, and works with the opera chorus.

Natasha Lyashenko

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Adult Voice Class Coordinator, Academy Chorus Director

Email: n-lyashenko@northwestern.edu

Natasha Lyashenko received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Novosibirsk State Conservatory, Russia. After completing her studies, she was invited to teach there and to work at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater. She subsequently lived for two years in Kyoto, Japan where she had a large private voice studio and was affiliated with the Sakai City Opera Company. Since coming to the United States, she has taught at Iowa State University, Roosevelt University, and, since 1997, at Northwestern University. At NU, she teaches voice classes and a performance seminar to non-music major students, and works with the opera chorus.