Michael Chipman, voice
Michael Chipman is a singer, author and teacher based in Los Angeles, California. He joined the adjunct voice faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music in January 2022 as a sabbatical replacement for Rod Gilfry and has been on the voice faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles since November 2017. Prior to his current appointments he was an assistant professor and head of the voice program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Chipman holds an Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance from Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Richard Miller, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English Literature from Utah State University. He is the co-author with W. Stephen Smith of The Naked Voice: A Wholistic Approach to Singing published by Oxford University Press in 2007.
Mr. Chipman's students have won scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study to top-ranked conservatories and schools of music:, including USC Thornton School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Manhattan School of Music, among many others.
Mr. Chipman has sung with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Cincinnati Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Utah Opera, Lyric Opera of New York, Oberlin Opera Theater, Utah Festival Opera, and the Brevard Music Festival Opera. He has performed as a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Musical Union, and on seven international television and radio broadcasts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was a regional finalist in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and made his New York operatic debut in 2002–2003 performing the roles of Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Lyric Opera of New York.