Pilar Morgan is founder and owner of Vocal Intensive Studios and Principal Voice Teacher of Vocal Intensive Studios, New York. She has performed with Nashville Opera, Augusta Opera, Nevada Opera, Shreveport Opera, Seagle Music Colony and the Dicapo opera companies as Pitti-Sing in the Mikado, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Guinevere in Camelot, Princess Fred in Once Upon a Mattress, Maria in the Sound of Music, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Frumah Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, and Silver Dollar in the Ballad of Baby Doe, Jenny in the Threepenny Opera and Dulcinea in the Man of La Mancha as well as numerous performances of Side by Side Sondheim. Pilar also performed the original role of Emily in Surrender Road written by Grammy award winning songwriter, Marcus Hummon with the Nashville Opera Company. She can be seen in the PBS documentary, Boxing with the Bard the Making of Surrender Road. Pilar is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and has her Professional Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from the Boston Conservatory.
Pilar teaches vocal workshops for the yoga and fitness industry including Willpower and Grace to help group fitness teachers learn to project and protect the voice. She has also worked with LGBT community with transgender voice change and development. Pilar was a voice consultant for the Skyelab recording studio in Times Square Manhattan and continues to work with producers and studios throughout Colorado and New York.
She relishes her role in the development of the voice and the discovery of new talent working with kids to adult students. Pilar personalizes her teaching to enhance and develop one's natural voice and abilities. She specializes in functional voice training with emphasis in contemporary and commercial pedagogy. In 2007, Pilar began teaching Vocal Intensive workshops in New York City and then in 2009 opened her voice studio in Denver. Pilar divides her time between Denver and New York. She is a member of NATS -National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Cassy Goyette serves as the acting Director and Primary Voice Teacher of Vocal Intensive Studios, Colorado. As Director she has produced and directed many of the VIS semester end performances. She also serves as a student liaison in charge of artistic programming based on student interest. Having a lifestyle as an active performer and recording artist she sought technique to protect and sustain the voice while meeting the demands of an active performer. Cassy studied with Pilar for years to develop her own style of teaching based on functional training and pedagogy. She also specializes in contemporary and commercial technique. She has pursued studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and University of Colorado, Denver.
Cassy wrote and recorded her EP called Graffiti Hearts, on iTunes and Spotify. She has performed her own songs around town, most notably the the Red Rocks amphitheater for Prostate Cancer Awareness. She is currently in the process of writing and recording her second album.
Cassy has an intense passion and dedication to music of all types and can play flute, guitar and piano. Cassy enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, helping to cultivate a love of singing with strong vocal technique and passion for the art of music.
Breanne Kester has performed with Opera Fort Collins, Opera Classica Europa, and The University of Northern Colorado as Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Ida in Die Fledermaus, and Bianca in La Rondine. She was a NATS finalist in 2013. She is a graduate of Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado.
Breanne has a passion for music that started at a young age, singing jazz standards and pop music; and later studying operatic technique at the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to teaching at Vocal Intensive Studios, Breanne performs for different venues and events around the Denver area. Above all things, she enjoys teaching children to adults; and helping people find and express their passion through the voice.