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Welcome to my website. I'm so glad you're here.



Helping YOUR vocal performance go from
black and white to TECHNICOLOR!
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"...a stunningly musical, dramatically-honest soprano."

-Village Voice centerfold, New York

"YOUR MASTERCLASS WAS INCREDIBLE, you are so knowledgeable and intuitive... It was amazing what your young people produced after a few suggestions from you, amazing."

-Dana Rouse, Adjunct Voice Faculty
California Lutheran University

Carolyn Val-Schmidt's long career in the arts has included stellar leading roles; insightful training of singers, actors, and speakers; and a mission to support the operatic and theater arts in a variety of ways. She has been called "a lovely high soprano with an unusual amount of nuance" by the New York Times and a "first-rate comedienne" by the Boston Globe, and her passion for creating vivid portrayals and indelible characters has led to a unique understanding of how to train performers that is evident in the many masterclasses and seminars she has taught across the U.S. 

Below we offer just two pieces of a video series Carolyn created to offer singers more options as they learn new roles.  "My greatest joy is to share something wonderful with people, and then to see their 'Aha!' moment reveal itself in full glory."

"I am privileged to have had so much wisdom and guidance bestowed upon me throughout my own career, and inspired to share this with young singers."

Introduction to Characterization

Words & Music

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