Stephen F. Austin

Coordinator | Professor
Voice and Vocal Pedagogy

Dr. Austin is an active performer, published author, and a popular lecturer in vocal pedagogy and voice science. He has presented recitals, lectures, and master classes across this country, in England, The Netherlands, Australia, and in China. He has been featured on the faculty of the "Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice" sponsored by the Voice Foundation and held in Philadelphia each summer. He has made presentations to the national conventions of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Music Teachers National Association, and to the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). He has offered lectures and master classes at national and international conferences and workshops including the Westminster Choir College Summer Workshop, the international meeting of the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing Conference, the NATS mid-winter workshops, the Pan European Voice Conference held in London, England, and recently the China Voice Symposium in Shanghai, China. He has also appeared as special guest for the New York Singing Teachers Association.

Dr. Austin is recognized for his contribution to the vocal pedagogy literature through his column that he created for the JOURNAL OF SINGING, called ‘Provenance’. He published almost 60 articles in 15 years on the historical principles of voice teaching as derived from the writings of important and eminent teachers of the past. Those articles have recently been released in book form by Inside View Press – Provenance: Historic Voice Pedagogy Viewed through a Contemporary Lens, and is available at:

Dr. Austin's page on the College of Music site