Mitchell Widmer- voice

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Teaching Philosophy: 

As a voice instructor, I believe in establishing a technique with each individual that is both natural and
efficient. This is done through a sufficient awareness of one’s breath and support, accompanied by
proper vowel formation and articulation.


I am passionate about German Lieder and enjoy teaching and coaching German diction. Taking the time
to translate, recite in one’s native tongue, and then reciting with the acquisition with full understanding
brings the text alive. This is true for all languages! Even our own native languages!

 

Vocal music is about telling a story. Let’s work on what your story is, what can we bring to this text?
How can we show your story through song?


When it comes to musical styles, I have enjoyed both singing and working with musical theater singers.
 

Vocal beauty is a byproduct of trial and error. Dedicated practice, experimentation, and enjoying your
voice are key components in developing your sound as an artist.

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and turn my back to loneliness.”
- Maya Angelou

Biography

Mitchell Widmer is a native of southeastern Iowa. Recent roles have included Gugliemo in Così fan tutte, Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande, and Orpheus in Telemann’s Orpheus. Chorus work includes La Clemenza di Tito at the Manhattan School of Music, Il Trovatore at Stadttheater Freiburg, and Die Königin von Saba (Goldmark) at Stadttheater Freiburg as well as Carmina Burana (Orff), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), Gloria (Poulenc), Missa in tempore belli (Haydn), and The Resurrection Symphony (Mahler).

 

Mitchell has been a young artist with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, The International Vocal Arts Institute, and Musik Theater Bavaria. Most recently he was awarded a United States Teaching Assistantship in coordination with the Fulbright Austria Commission for two years to further his musical studies in Vienna, Austria. He has participated in masterclasses and workshops with Mignon Dunn, Catherine Malfitano, Jennifer Larmore, Patricia Risley, Ashley Putnam, and Tony Award Winning Actress Alice Ripley.

Mitchell received his Masters of Music degree (M.M.) from the Manhattan School of Music. During his time at the Manhattan School of Music, Widmer was employed as a chorister at the historic Riverside Church. Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.