CHRIS CITERA

Chris Citera is an NYC-based voice teacher. He graduated from Ithaca College, ​summa cum laude. He is currently on faculty at Molloy College/CAP21 as a musical theater voice instructor in the BFA program, and he is also a voice instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University. A lifelong learner and self-professed voice “nerd,” Chris has been mentored and supervised by voice specialist, Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn at Columbia University, as well as Mike Ruckles. He has participated in the NATS NYC Mentor Teacher Program, where he had the opportunity to work with and learn from notable musical theater pedagogues Mary Saunders-Barton and Richard Lissemore. He has continued his education at the Singing Voice Science Workshop (Montclair State University), The Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (Boston Conservatory), and The New CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute (Shenandoah University). As an educator, Chris believes in a student-centered approach to studio lessons, and strives to honor the diversity that each student brings into the voice studio. In order to meet the wide-ranging needs of his students, he does not adhere to one particular methodology of singing. He draws upon principles of Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Fitzmaurice, Estill, Lessac, and others to create an individualized, multidisciplinary approach for each singer based on his or her unique background, goals, learning style, and physiology. Above all, Chris strives to learn something new about the voice every day.