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Fall 2024 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


The Vocal Mechanism


September 16-December 6, 2024

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Instructor email: [email protected]

*Students enrolled in the MMEd degree program at VanderCook may register for this course at the 500-level through the student portal. Please contact Dean Sinclair at [email protected] if academic advising is needed.


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Angela Presutti Korbitz

Associate Professor of Voice

Angela Presutti Korbitz holds degrees in voice performance and vocal pedagogy from The University of Illinois and Roosevelt University. She has also studied at the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy and The Britten-Pears School where she studied art song with Elly Ameling. She is a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and The Grant Park Chorus. Angela has appeared as a soloist and small ensemble member with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as a soloist with numerous orchestras including The Grant Park Orchestra of Chicago, Bel Canto of Milwaukee, The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, Salt Creek Sinfonietta, Sinfonietta Bel Canto, and The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed recital programs for The Musicians Club of Women, West Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs, Fairmont Chamber Music Society, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. She has also performed programs at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. Angela also performs regularly with guitarist and husband Ron Korbitz. Their collaboration has led to performances on WFMT, The Chicago Classical Guitar Society and numerous recital series throughout the Chicagoland area. Recent performance highlights for Angela include a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on WFMT and The Messiah with the Elmhurst Choral Union and a tribute to Nadia Boulanger on WFMT. Angela is on faculty at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and North Central College in Naperville.

Angela’s goal as an educator is to help every singer find their most efficient and beautiful sound. She follows an approach that addresses the five systems of the voice: breath, phonation, resonance, articulation, and registration. This philosophy is based on voice science, motor learning principles, vocal pedagogy, and ideas she has gleaned from her teachers and experiences as a professional singer. She is particularly interested in the various body awareness disciplines as these practices encourage singers toward experimentation and guided discovery. Angela endeavors to help each person find their true voice and guide them in developing musicianship and artistry to their fullest potential.

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