In addition to his active performance career, Dr. Roderick George is a highly regarded voice teacher with nearly two decades of collegiate instructional experience. Currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Voice Studies in the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo, Alabama's only public liberal arts college, he was named a recipient of the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award. Prior to joining the Montevallo faculty, he served as the primary voice teacher on the music faculty at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is also on the artist faculty rosters of the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. Among his credentials are the Doctor of Music degree in voice performance from The Florida State University College of Music and the Master of Music degree in opera and musical theater from the School of Music at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale). He received advanced training in Austria at the American Institute of Musical Studies. An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Dr. George was one of twelve voice teachers selected for the prestigious NATS Teacher-Internship Program held at Colorado State University, where he studied vocal pedagogy under the tutelage of tenor Clifton Ware. He has pursued further study in musical theater and classical voice pedagogy through the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop at the Boston Conservatory and he recently attended the intensive Summer Voice Institute under the instruction of W. Stephen Smith at Northwestern University. He has studied voice with tenors Larry Gerber, Everett McCorvey, Alfonse Anderson and soprano Jeanine Wagner.
Please contact Dr. George for information about auditions and vocal degree programs at the University of Montevallo. He is also available for a limited number of 30 - 45 minute virtual lessons and coaching sessions for singers of all levels, and he has expertise in a variety of styles. You may contact him at the link above for additional information and rates.
“I have learned the importance of accepting my voice and that every voice is unique in its own way, and that is okay!” -Sierra Frazier
"Dr. George is an astounding teacher for the 21st century singer. He adapts to the needs and goals of each student on an individual level, and he is sensitive to all learning styles. Dr. George helps you identify your strengths and make them even stronger, while building up your weaknesses at the same time."
“Dr. George has not only a solid vocal technique but a friendly, inviting, and unintimidating way of explaining it to the student. Every lesson with him has been like a journey in which I ended up in a place far different from where I started! He has helped me experience and understand my voice better than I ever thought I would and has provided me with so much that I can apply directly to my choir!” -Jim Sullivan
“I have been completely changed under the tutelage of Dr. George. The growth in my voice and in my confidence has been astounding! Learning to use my voice in all aspects of singing has prepared me for my journey ahead to sing in any style. I couldn’t have been placed with a better teacher!”