MM, Vocal Performance & Vocal Pedagogy
University of North Texas
BM, Vocal Performance
Joy Elise is a classically trained soprano and voice instructor based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex who currently sings with The Dallas Opera education and outreach. She teaches at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Church Music and Worship in Fort Worth, Texas as an Adjunct Professor of Voice. Additionally, Joy sings in the Highland Park Chorale and Highland Park Presbyterian Chancel Choir as a staff soprano.
Originally from Loganville, Georgia, she completed a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at Mercer University Townsend School of Music in Macon, Georgia. She has also earned a Master of Music in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Certificate of the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine from the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. She recently began a Performance Diploma in voice at Southern Methodist University Meadows School of Music in Dallas, Texas.
Joy has spent significant time during her graduate studies furthering her education in vocal health and vocal pedagogy. Her approach to teaching voice prioritizes a healthy sound, no matter the style of singing. While primarily trained to sing and teach classically, Joy performs and teaches a variety of styles including: musical theater, southern gospel, jazz, and contemporary. In 7 years of teaching, Joy has had students sign a record deal with Puma, win NATS competitions, and earn talent-based scholarship in collegiate music schools.
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