Bruce Kolb, D.M.A., is a highly regarded, internationally distinguished singing/acting teacher and clinician as well as a voice consultant and media coach for the major national and international television networks. Based in New York City, he has also performed extensively in opera, oratorio, music theater, early music, and concert in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., nationally, and in Europe, Bermuda and Central and South America. Students from his studios have received critical acclaim in opera and musical theater in Europe and in the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, major American and European opera companies, and hundreds of leading Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. His students are also professional singers in oratorio, concert, and early music ensembles, as well as first place winners and finalists in major national and international competitions. On Broadway, his students have excelled in original leading roles and are winners of the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.


As a clinician, he regularly teaches master classes at a number of universities, theater companies, and for NATS and NYSTA workshops on such topics as "Singing Technique for the Musical Theater," "Technical Issues in Cultivated and Vernacular Singing Styles," "Musical-Dramatic Preparation for the Singer-Actor," "Working Practically with Performance Anxiety," "Balancing Singing Technique with Authentic Acting in Opera," and "The Mandorla Metaphor in Preparation and Performance." In March, 2001, he was invited to teach in Vienna, Austria, at the historic Theater an der Wien, where he taught private lessons to the cast of Mozart. He has also taught in England, Germany, and Switzerland and is a National Panelist and Teacher for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in Miami, Florida.


Bruce's extensive study of singing, acting, Shakespeare, movement, vocal pedagogy, voice therapy, physiology, conducting, psychology, performance anxiety, archetypes, and Jungian studies contributes to his unique ability to synthesize the various components that merge in performance, whether it be stage, film, TV, or concert hall.


Professional Organizations


American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Actor's Equity Association (AEA)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
College Music Society (CMS)
The Voice Foundation
New York Center for Jungian Studies
C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology


My Practice

Singing/Acting Teacher - Private Lessons and Master Classes
Classical/Opera/Musical Theater
Pop/Jazz/Commercial Music


Voice and Media Performance Coaching
Local, National, and International TV Networks
News Anchors and Correspondents
Fortune 500 Company Presentations and Webcasts