Dr. Brian Michael Manternach portrait
  • President, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Northern Utah Chapter
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Theatre Department
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Career line, Theatre Department
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Creative Research

  • Guest Performance, Annual Robert Burns Supper, Draper, UT Performance, completed 01/20/2017.
  • Tenor soloist, Handel's Messiah, Westminster College Choirs and Orchestra Performance, completed 12/09/2016.
  • British Art Song Recital, Westminster College Performance, completed 09/26/2016.
  • Orchestra Conductor, West Side Story, Murray Arts in the Park Performance, completed 08/05/2016.
  • Remendado in Carmen, Utah Lyric Opera & Utah Valley Symphony Performance, completed 05/15/2016.
  • "If Music Be the Food of Love: Valentine's Concert," Timpanogos Arts Foundation, American Fork, UT Performance, completed 02/12/2016.
  • Guest performance, Annual Robert Burns Supper, Draper, UT Performance, completed 01/22/2016.
  • University of Utah Faculty Recital Performance, completed 10/04/2015.
  • Music Director/Orchestra Conductor, Shrek the Musical, Sandy Arts Guild, UT Performance, completed 08/15/2015.
  • Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music (concert version), Rocky Mountain Reader’s Theatre Performance, completed 06/05/2015.
  • Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, University of Utah Department of Theatre Performance, completed 04/01/2015.
  • Guest performance, Annual Robert Burns Supper, Draper, UT Performance, completed 01/23/2015.
  • Tiger Brown (cover Street Singer) in The Threepenny Opera, University of Utah Department of Theatre Performance, completed 11/14/2014.
  • University of Utah Faculty Recital Performance, completed 09/12/2014.
  • Music Director/Orchestra Conductor, Footloose, Sandy Arts Guild, UT Performance, completed 08/15/2014.
  • Goro in Madama Butterfly, Lyrical Opera Productions, Utah Performance, completed 06/15/2014.

Presentations

  • “Acoustic Differences between Professional and Novice Musical Theatre Singers (phase two),” oral presentation with Lynn Maxfield, PhD, The Voice Foundation’s 46th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 06/04/2017.
  • “Vocal Mythbusters Q&A,” Panel member with Ingo Titze, PhD, Kristine Tanner, PhD, and Marshall Smith, MD, FACS, moderated by Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP, Performance Voice Conference, University of Utah Voice Disorders Center & National Center for Voice and Speech. Presentation, Accepted, 04/22/2017.
  • “Contemporary Commercial Music Singing,” Central Utah Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 03/04/2017.
  • “Can’t We All Just Sing Along?” TEDxSaltLakeCity . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/17/2016.
  • “Acoustic Differences between Professional and Novice Musical Theatre Singers,” poster paper presentation with Lynn Maxfield, PhD, National Association of Teachers of Singing 54th National Conference, Chicago. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/10/2016.
  • “Acoustic Differences between Professional and Novice Musical Theatre Singers,” poster paper co-presentation with Lynn Maxfield, PhD, National Association of Teachers of Singing 54th National Conference, Chicago. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/09/2016.
  • “Music Theatre Vocal Techniques,” SummerSong vocal camp, Westminster College, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/17/2016.
  • Masterclass, Westminster College, UT. Other, Presented, 06/15/2016.
  • “Vocal Health Myth Busters Q&A,” Panel member with Kristine Tanner, PhD, Marshall Smith, MD, FACS, and Ingo Titze, PhD, moderated by Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP, Performance Voice Conference, University of Utah Voice Disorders Center & National Center for Voice and Speech. Presentation, Presented, 04/16/2016.
  • “Music Theatre Singing, Part I & II,” Idaho State Thespian Festival, Boise, ID. Presentation, Presented, 04/02/2016.
  • “Music Theatre Singing–How it’s Done!” Utah Theatre Association, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 01/15/2016.
  • Masterclass, Westminster College, Utah. Other, Presented, 11/20/2015.
  • “Music Theatre Vocal Techniques,” Vocal Pedagogy Class, University of Utah School of Music . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/13/2015.
  • Masterclass, St. John’s University, Minnesota. Other, Presented, 10/13/2015.
  • “Acting through Singing,” Kensington Theatre Company, Daybreak Community Theatre, South Jordan, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2015.
  • “Music Theatre Vocal Techniques,” SummerSong vocal camp, Westminster College, UT . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/12/2015.
  • Masterclass, SummerSong, Westminster College. Other, Presented, 06/10/2015.
  • “Ping! (Not Press): Breathing and Resonance Strategies to Avoid Heavy Adduction in CCM/Belt Singing,” Performance Voice Conference, University of Utah Voice Disorders Center & National Center for Voice and Speech . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/18/2015.
  • Masterclass, Northern Utah NATS. Other, Presented, 02/21/2015.
  • “Musical Theatre Singer’s Workshop,” Utah Theatre Association, Brigham Young University. Presentation, Presented, 01/22/2015.

Publications

  • “Teaching Transgender Singers, Part 1 & 2,” Journal of Singing. Accepted, 09/01/2017.
  • “Hesitant to Refer,” Journal of Singing. Accepted, 05/01/2017.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Sing for Your Life,” Classical Singer. In press, 04/01/2017.
  • “Ryan Speedo Green: From low points to high notes,” Classical Singer. In press, 04/01/2017.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Three-Step Singing Essentials,” Classical Singer. Published, 03/01/2017.
  • “The Value of Performing,” Journal of Singing. In press, 03/01/2017.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Matters of the heart: A new book melds yogic philosophies and classical singing technique,” Classical Singer. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Inside the (Singing) Actor’s Studio: Grooming smarter actors,” Classical Singer. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Let the games begin: Training Singers to be Vocal Athletes,” Classical Singer. Published, 12/01/2016.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Telling Secrets: Crucial Clues for Constructing a Career,” Classical Singer. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): All that Jazz: The third installment in the So You Want to Sing series takes on the sounds and styles of jazz,” Classical Singer. Published, 10/01/2016.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Awakening Your Business Brain: Taking a Business-Minded Approach to Music,” Classical Singer. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Overcoming a voice disorder: A book’s new edition clarifies the roles of voice teachers, singing voice specialists, and speech-language pathologists," Classical Singer (online edition). Published, 07/01/2016.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): The Alexander Technique Leads to a Journey of Vocal Discovery,” Classical Singer. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Cantabile: A Class Voice Text for a Student Budget”. Published, 04/01/2016.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Savvy Strategies for Successful Teaching”. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Stephanie Blythe: With a song in her heart”. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Singing in Greek: A new guide to lyric diction explores the sounds and songs of Greek culture”. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Tenor Talk: Historical tenors analyzed by one of their towering representatives,” Franco Corelli and a Revolution in Singing: Fifty-Four Tenors Spanning 200 Years”. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazing, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Master Singers: Advice from the Stage”. Published, 11/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Strategies for the 21st-Century Singer: Interview with author Susan Mohini Kane”. Published, 10/01/2015.
  • NATS Journal of Singing, “So You Want to Sing?”. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Joyce DiDonato: The power in one voice”. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Conquering Performance Anxiety: Interview with author Sharon L. Stohrer”. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Book Review: A Dictionary for the Modern Singer”. Published, 05/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Defining Moments: Interview with Matthew Hoch”. Published, 05/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, "The Singer’s Library (article and review): Defining Moments: A new dictionary offers standard definitions for modern singers". Published, 05/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Book Review: The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age”. Published, 04/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Book Review: So You Want to Sing Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Guide for Professionals”. Published, 03/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Are You Ready to Rock: Interview with Matthew Edwards”. Published, 03/01/2015.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “So You Want to Sing: Interview with Author Karen Hall”. Published, 12/01/2014.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Book Review: So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals”. Published, 12/01/2014.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Princess of Persistence: Lise Lindstrom”. Published, 11/01/2014.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Fired Up: Soprano Jennifer Rowley is Blazing Ahead”. Published, 07/01/2014.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Between the Moon and New York City: Isabel Leonard”. Published, 04/01/2014.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Bel Canto Can Belto: Exploring Musical Theatre Vocal Techniques with Mary Saunders-­Barton”. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Georgia on Her Mind: BBC’s Cardiff Singer of the World Jamie Barton”. Published, 10/01/2013.
  • Classical Singer magazine, “Home Bass: Samuel Ramey Returns to His Alma Mater as Artist-­in­Residence”. Published, 09/01/2013.