Brooke Wilcox

INSTRUCTOR

Brooke hails from Santa Cruz, California – where she was awarded the 2014 Artist of Distinction in the Choral/Vocal Program at Cabrillo College.  She holds an A.A. with Honors in Music from Cabrillo College, a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Gordon College, and a M.M. in Opera Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College.  

Ms. Wilcox has over twenty years of teaching both voice and piano to a wide range of students and diverse repertoire. While living in NYC performing and auditioning, she taught private voice and piano lessons in Manhattan and Westchester County.  Prior to moving to NYC, she was a member of the extension faculty at both Wellesley High School and Needham Public Schools as a private voice instructor in Massachusetts. She has also operated and taught out of her home studio – TheWilcoxStudio – wherever she has lived over the last 12 years.  

Brooke has had the opportunity to perform a variety of repertoire in her professional career – 

Soloist in Mahler’s 4th with New York Session Symphony; New York Lyric Opera Theatre singing the famous Flower Duet from Lakmé; Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with West Side Opera Society and appeared as a guest artist with HFCC Performing Arts Camp as Laurey in Oklahoma!  Ms. Wilcox has performed with Bronx Opera (The Rivals) and Vocal Productions NYC (Un ballo in maschera) and (L’elisir d’amore).  Other favorite roles include Marie (La fille du régiment), Atalanta (Xerxes), Sophie (Werther), Rain (Hair),  Go-to-hell Kitty (Chicago) and Glinda (The Wizard of Oz).

Sacred Works Include: Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and Handel’s Messiah. 

She has also held positions as associate conductor & chanter at St. Gregory’s Orthodox Church associate chanter at St. George’s Orthodox Church, in Manhattan and served as music director for several productions including “Baptized”, which premiered at the NY Fringe Festival in 2013. 

Ms. Wilcox currently resides in Beverly, MA, and is working on her first certification in Estill Vocal Technique. 

 
Birthday: July 10th
 
Schools Attended: Longy School of Music of Bard College, Gordon College, Cabrillo College
 
Instruments You Teach: Voice & Piano
 
Favorite Music to Perform: Musical Theatre, Choral, Chamber, Opera
 
Favorite Music to Listen to: Musical Theatre, Opera, Symphonic Metal, Rock, Pop, Top 40 – anything by Madonna, U2, Gaga 
 
Something most people don’t know about you: I learned how to drive a tractor at age 10
 
Other hobbies & interests: Outdoors, hiking, cooking & eating, movies, seeing live theatre
 
Where you were born & grew up: Born in San Jose, CA – grew up in Santa Cruz CA
 
Practice Tips: Be gentle with yourself. Take breaks and change it up.  If you’re stuck on something, pivot to doing something else and come back to it. Carve out time in your schedule for practicing so it doesn’t stack up before your next lesson (speaking from experience!). 😎