Songs and Society: Parlour Songs from the Turn of the (Twentieth) Century
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Yvonne Rene Dechance
University of Tampa, FL
YVONNE RENÉ DECHANCE received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and the Bachelor of Arts from Whitworth College. As a soprano, Ms. Dechance has performed operatic and musical theater roles across the United States, has been a featured soloist, and is an active recitalist. Her honors include nomination for the Roy Crane Award for Creativity in the Performing Arts, winner of the Doty Award, the Lucille Martin Vocal Award, and numerous academic accolades.
Yvonne’s teaching specialties include studio voice, singing diction, music history, vocal pedagogy, and global issues in music. She also teaches workshops in stage deportment and recital repertoire, and presents voice masterclasses. She has taught in Texas, California, North Carolina and Virginia, and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at The University of Tampa.Yvonne is a member of several professional organizations including Mu Phi Epsilon, the American Choral Directors’ Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She serves NATS on the local level as President of the Tampa Bay NATS Chapter, and on the national level both as National Webmaster, and as an ex officio member of the NATS Board of Directors. Yvonne’s online publications include The Diction Domain™ website (http://www.dictiondomain.com/) and NATS Online (http://www.nats.org). For more information, please visit her Artist Website: http://scaredofthat.com/yworld