“As it can be said for the greatest teachers of voice, he is not just a teacher of voices, but a builder of voices, a supporter of artists- a kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable person whose greatest joy is aiding his students in rising to their greatest heights." -Operapolitan, 2017
I specialize in building the singing voice piece by piece for classical and commercial singers. I am trained to deliver insight on how to make your voice sound better with a stronger and more dynamic vocal range. Contact me here to find out more about voice lessons. Remote instruction is available. I am also available as a vocal arranger. Client privacy and confidentiality provided upon request.
"One of the best vocal coaches around" - The Way Down Wanderers
2018 Grammy-nominated Music Educator Dr. Mitchell Hutchings.
Featured in Operapolitan: 'The Voice Builder'
Featured in Modern Singer Magazine: 'Featured Artists: Mitchell Hutchings, baritone'
Featured in Schmopera: 'The Voice Teacher Series: Mitchell Hutchings'
My students have performed with the Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Seagle Music Colony, Curtis Summerfest, Chicago Summer Opera, Triple Arts Broadway Summer Intensive, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Breve, Pensacola Opera, Emerald City Opera, Vancouver/Victoria Coaching Experience, College Light Opera, Oberlin in Italy, Finger Lakes Opera, the Franco-American Vocal Academy, the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti in Lucca, Italy, and the Russian Opera Workshop at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Since 2013, graduates of my voice studio have been offered acceptance to major music schools with scholarship offers at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, Mannes School of Music, the University of Michigan, Eastman School of Music, University of Arizona, Boston University School of Music, Michigan State University, The Penn State School of Music, and Binghamton University.
Many of the same students have won various prizes at the classical voice and musical theatre categories at the district, regional, and national levels at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
If you would like to see one of my recent alums in action, click the following link: Soprano Suzannah Waddington, Joyce DiDonato Master Class at Carnegie Hall
"I think that he takes a different and unique approach to teaching voice than other teachers I have had. He is strict about how he wants his studio be held at the highest quality but he is also easy to talk to and relatable. If a technique is not working for a student, then he will be creative and find one that does. I can tell that he wants all his students to succeed and be great in the vocal world." - student evaluation at Florida Atlantic University
"Mitchell Hutchings is a fantastic instructor. He balances the technical side with images that are extremely helpful. He also has a keen ear for vocal issues and can then help the student make appropriate adjustments quickly to improve their sound. He also knows more about the nuances of technique and how to explain them than most singers or even teachers I've encountered." - student evaluation at the Eastman School of Music
"My voice is, for good or for bad, able to get away with a lot of things it shouldn't. Mitchell Hutchings took the time to study my voice and recognize the potential, hear the result he wanted, and help me find my real voice. He called me on my bad habits, encouraged me to take risks, and experimented with different repertoire so that I could find what my voice loved. If he hadn't been my teacher, I truly don't believe my voice would be where it is today." -Suzannah Waddington, 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Semi-Finalist
"Dr. Hutchings prepared me for the next step in distinguishing myself as an artist. His knowledge of the business, technical foundation and attention to detail are unmatched." -Timothy McGowan, Boston University alumnus
Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University
A Full Member of NATS since 2011