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My teaching studio consists primarily of BM and MM Commercial Voice students in the School of Music at Belmont University. I also accept students outside of Belmont, primarily voice professionals and performers that are part of the Nashville community. My students sing a wide range of commercial styles both in an academic and professional/industry setting.
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Kate Paradise joined Belmont University in the fall of 2007 as a full time instructor of commercial voice. Kate earned both her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami. While in Florida, she received Downbeat Magazine’s student award for Outstanding Solo Jazz Vocal Performance as well as numerous student Downbeat awards for her work Jazz Vocal I, University of Miami’s top jazz choir. Prior to her teaching appointment at Belmont University, Kate resided in Burlington, Vermont where she taught voice at St. Michael’s College, Johnson State College and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Kate has had an active performing career as a jazz singer, including appearances with Kurt Elling, Kevin Mahogany, Elaine Elias, Claudia Acuna, Will Lee and John Pizzarelli. Kate's debut album, You Stepped Out of a Dream, was released in the spring of 2007. Partial proceeds from the project are being donated to the Melissa Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to violence prevention and treatment. In 2008, Kate completed her training in Somatic Voicework and in 2011 she was certified in Vocology by the NCVS. Currently, Kate is pursuing a DMA in jazz performance at the University of Illinois.