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Marjorie Halbert



Marjorie Halbert
Marjorie Halbert is an Associate Professor of Voice, Director of Musical Theatre and Coordinator of the Musical Theatre Degree Program at Belmont University.  Mrs. Halbert has been a part of the Belmont faculty since 1979 and teaches in the area of applied voice and musical theatre. Mrs. Halbert received a Master of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Education from Ouachita Baptist University with postgraduate work at the University of Arkansas. She has studied with master teachers Marjorie Lawrence, Blanche Thebom and Julia Lansford.  In addition to her career in teaching, Mrs. Halbert has been a choreographer and performer with Opera Arkansas. She also served as Minister of Music at Glendale Baptist Church from 1984-2006.  Mrs. Halbert’s students have been seen from Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera, regional opera and musical theatre stages, as well as national Broadway tours. She was the recipient of Belmont University’s Chaney Distinguished Professor in 2009 and she was honored to be selected as one of four Master Teachers for the 2010 NATS Intern Program, which pairs experienced and recognized national master teachers of voice with young talented members of NATS from the United States and Canada.

Presenting a positive approach to vocal pedagogy, Mrs. Halbert gives immediate and practical application to the singer and creates an enthusiasm for learning.  Her work in posture, breathing technique, vocalization and vowel production promotes a natural balance for the singer.  Her book, Releasing the Inner Voice: A Guide for Singers, has been used in 23 colleges and universities throughout the southeastern United States.

Contact Information: (615) 460-8209 or marjorie.halbert@belmont.edu