I love helping people
sing and teach
I get to work with so many wonderful singers and voice teachers all over the world. We do not have to feel far from one another.
I specialize in the technology that makes this possible. We can build connections and communities!
(I currently work with singers and voice teachers in New York, Hawaii, Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Tennessee, Kansas, and even Israel)
Giving classical, musical theater, jazz, and contemporary commercial music singers tools and resonance strategies so that they can sing in their desired style with ease, flexibility, and fun, is a tremendous joy for me.
Chadley Ballantyne, DMA
Dr. Ballantyne is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of applying vocal acoustic pedagogy for both classical and CCM techniques. He has presented his work for Chicago Chapter NATS, at the 2017 Pan-American Vocology Association Symposium in Toronto, Canada, the 2017 West Central and Central Region NATS Conferences, the 55th NATS National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the VASTA/PAVA 2018 Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington and at the 56th NATS National Virtual Conference.
He is a co-instructor at the Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop held at the New England Conservatory of Music. Chadley is a contributing author to The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes through the life span, by Prof. Karen Brunssen.
Dr. Ballantyne is Assistant Professor of Music, Voice at Stetson University. Previously, he served on the voice faculties of the University of Northern Colorado, the Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and North Park University.
Dr. Ballantyne holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Drake University, and a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois.
Bass-baritone Chadley Ballantyne has sung leading roles in productions of Rinaldo, Madama Butterfly, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Elijah, The Pirates of Penzance, Cendrillon, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sweeney Todd, Street Scene, Gallantry, and The Father in Neely Bruce's Hansel and Gretel. Chadley has performed with Opera Fort Collins, Fresco Opera Theatre, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, Light Opera Works, Opera for the Young, Utah Festival Opera Company, Main Street Opera, American Chamber Opera, and Theo Ubique. His most recent appearances were in Opera Orlando’s productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and All is Calm.
Ballantyne, Chadley. “Acoustic Analysis of Belting, Parts 1-4.” Paper presented at Vocology in
Practice, Webinar, October 2019
Ballantyne, Chadley. “Book Review of Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy, by Kenneth Bozeman.”
VOICEPrints 16, no. 1 (September-October 2018): 19–22.
https://nyst.org/sites/default/files/voiceprints/Volume 16 (18-19)/September-October
Brunssen, Karen. 2018. The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan.
San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Chapter 3. “The Adolescent Years”
Chapter 4. “Young Adult”
Chapter 8. “Training Tools Through the Life Span”
Ballantyne, Chadley & Bozeman, Kenneth. 2015. “Study Guide for Practical Vocal Acoustics”
Presentation and Teaching Demonstration 2020
“Sound Guidance: Using Auditory and Language Targets in the Studio.”
National Opera Association
2020 Southeast Regional Conference
Columbus State University
Presenter 2020 “The Evolving Singing Voice: Adolescence.”
Vocal Pedagogy Symposium
Masterclass 2020 Mercer University Macon, Georgia
Presenter 2019 “What’s the Buzz? Auditory roughness and vibrotactile awareness.”
Faculty Spotlight #2
Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence
Ballantyne, page 3 of 10
Presenter 2019 Teaching High Frequency Energy and Belt
2019 Vocology in Practice Webinar
Podium Presentations and Teaching Demonstrations 2019
“Applying Acoustics and Leveraging Speech in the Voice Studio.”
“Good Vibrations: Somatosensory awareness of the voice.”
“Si canta come se parrrrrla: Using retroflex R in voice instruction.”
2019 IVTOM International Voice Conference
International Voice Teachers of Mix
Hyatt House Denver Tech Center
Masterclass 2019 Denver School of the Arts Denver, Colorado
Workshop Presenter 2019
“Strengthening the Voices of Activism.”
Values Day 2019
Co-instructor, with Kenneth Bozeman and Dr. Ian Howell 2018-2020
Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Summer Workshop
New England Conservatory
Drawings by Chadley Ballantyne