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, Robert Burns Supper, Boise, ID Performance, completed 01/27/2018.
  • Orchestra Conductor, West Side Story, West Valley Arts Council, UT Performance, completed 06/16/2017.
  • 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

  • “Bridging the Choral/Vocal Divide: The Farmer and the Cowman Should be Friends,” National Association of Teachers of Singing 54th National Conference, Las Vegas. Conference Paper, Accepted, 06/25/2018.
  • “Music Theater at the Next Level: A Video Exploration of Skills and Expectations,” Idaho State Thespian Festival, Boise. Presentation, Presented, 01/27/2018.
  • “Music Theater Singing: From Beginning to Broadway,” Idaho State Thespian Festival, Boise . Presentation, Presented, 01/27/2018.
  • “Music Theater at the Next Level: A Video Exploration of Skills and Expectations,” Utah Theatre Association, Davis Conference Center. Presentation, Presented, 01/20/2018.
  • “Belt does not have to be a four-letter word,” Utah Theatre Association, Davis Conference Center. Presentation, Presented, 01/20/2018.
  • “What I Wish I Knew About Studio Voice Teaching When I Was in College,” panel discussion, NATS Cal-Western Regional Conference & Auditions, University of Utah . Presentation, Presented, 01/14/2018.
  • “Teaching Music Theater & Commercial Music in a Classical World,” with Kerilyn Johnson & Errik Hood, DMA, NATS Cal-Western Regional Conference & Auditions, University of Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/13/2018.
  • Presentation/Discussion of "What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body,” Northern Utah NATS. Presentation, Presented, 11/26/2017.
  • Masterclass, Westminster College Dept of Music, Utah. Other, Presented, 11/01/2017.
  • “The Impact of Various Semi-Occluded Exercises on Music Theatre Singing,” Pan American Vocology Association Symposium, Toronto. Presented with Lynn Maxfield, PhD, and Jeremy Manternach, PhD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/21/2017.
  • Masterclass, One Voice Children’s Choir, Utah . Other, Presented, 08/11/2017.
  • Masterclass, SummerSong, Westminster College, Utah. Other, Presented, 06/16/2017.
  • “Music Theater at the Next Level: A Video Exploration of Skills and Expectations,” SummerSong 2017, Westminster College, UT . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/15/2017.
  • “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, Presented, 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. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/22/2017.
  • “Singing Music Theatre: A Guide to Styles and Techniques,” guest lecture for Science-Based Voice Education and Measurement graduate class, University of Iowa . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/10/2017.
  • “Contemporary Commercial Music Singing,” Central Utah Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/04/2017.
  • Adjudicator, Singer of the Year Competition, Snow College Student NATS Chapter. Other, Presented, 02/11/2017.
  • “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.
  • “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. Conference Paper, 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

  • Brian Manternach (2018). The Singer’s Library: Like No Business I Know. Classical Singer. Accepted, 05/01/2018.
  • Brian Manternach (2018). Conference Syndrome. NATS Journal of Singing. Accepted, 05/01/2018.
  • Brian Manternach (2018). The Singer’s Library: Progressive Pedagogy: An insider’s look at Inside View Press. Classical Singer. Accepted, 04/01/2018.
  • Ed. Brian Winnie (2018). The Voice Teacher’s Cookbook. Meredith Music Publications. Accepted, 03/01/2018.
  • Brian Manternach (2018). The Singer’s Library: Directing Conductors. Classical Singer. Accepted, 03/01/2018.
  • Brian Manternach (2018). Inside the (Singing) Actor’s Studio: Grooming Smarter Actors. Music Theatre Educators' Alliance Journal. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Brian Manternach (2018). The Singer’s Library: So You Still Want to Sing?. Classical Singer. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Brian Manternach (2017). The Singer’s Library: Finding Your Vocal Compass. Classical Singer. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Brian Manternach (2017). Teaching Transgender Singers, Part 2. NATS Journal of Singing. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • Brian Manternach (2017). The Singer’s Library: Acoustic Insights. Classical Singer. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • “Teaching Transgender Singers, Part 1,” Journal of Singing. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Lynn Maxfield & Brian Manternach (2017). Perceptual Differences Between Novice and Professional Music Theater Singers. Journal of Voice. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Brian Manternach (2017). The Singer’s Library: Exploring the Estill Voice Model. Classical Singer. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Brian Manternach (2017). The Singers’s Library: A Hybrid Profession: Singing Voice Rehabilitation Specialist. Classical Singer. Published, 07/01/2017.
  • “Hesitant to Refer,” Journal of Singing. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • Brian Manternach (2017). The Singer’s Library: New Books Demystify Unconventional Songs. Classical Singer. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • “The Singer’s Library (article and review): Three-Step Singing Essentials,” Classical Singer. Published, 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.