About Yvonne Redman
Yvonne Gonzales Redman has enjoyed an 18-year career as a main stage soprano at the Metropolitan Opera including nearly 200 onstage performances as a principal soloist, including 26 live radio and television broadcasts that are still regularly broadcast over SiriusXM radio. Highlights include Zerlina in Don Giovanni (James Levine, conductor); Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore (with Luciano Pavarotti for his 30th anniversary gala); Jouvenot in Adrianna Lecouvreur (in Mirella Freni’s final performances of this work); and in Parsifal with Placido Domingo, to name only a few highlights of her career. She is a grand prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council competition and the Eleanor McCollum Houston Grand Opera competition.
Ms. Redman has performed at the Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Wolf Trap, Opera Illinois, and the Houston Grand Opera, where she sang the world premiere of Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazones. She was featured in the role of Mimi in La Boheme in the Bregenz Festival in Austria.
She has shared the stage with some of the greatest operatic artists, including Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Samuel Ramey, Nathan Gunn, Bryn Terfel, Teresa Stratas, Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Susan Graham, Carol Vaness, Dawn Upshaw, Denise Graves, Paul Groves, Ben Heppner, Jerry Hadley, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Rene Pape, and Thomas Hampson. Conductors with whom she has collaborated include James Levine, James Conlon (Music Director of Ravinia, among other titles), Sir Charles Mackerras, Leonard Slatkin, Richard Bonynge, and Murry Sidlin.
Ms. Redman is a 2022 Recipient of the College of Fine and Applied Arts Excellence in Research award.
I believe that every performer is a future instructor, if not of others then certainly of themselves. It is my desire to develop students into independent performers who find freedom in vocal expression and stability in their technique due to being supported by reliable methods of artistic singing.
As a teacher, I intend to be a model performer and knowledgeable technician of all vocal production. I aim to clearly communicate necessary fundamental concepts of the whole body that lead to healthy, expressive, and efficient vocal production. Just as my performance career was supported with leaders in the vocal field, my teaching is informed by past experience, and regular study and communication with leading music professionals in health, science, and pedagogy.
I have studied with Dr. Ingo Titze and Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott in the Vocology program held at the National Center for Voice and Speech, have taken a Voice Disorders course with Dr. Aaron Johnson , and have regularly attended the Acoustic Pedagogy Workshop at New England Conservatory. I am conversant in Estill Voice Training 1 & 2 EFP and comfortable with Voiceprint and VoceVista Video Pro software. My research interests relate to the effects of music environments on voicing and hearing, and I am pleased to have a relationship with professors in the Speech and Hearing Science department. I regularly present at international conferences on a number of topics related to voice performance and attend conferences offering current developments in my field. I am available for master classes and presentations. Podcasts of me discussing some of these experiences are listed further down on this webpage.
Applied voice is the only class where you will spend weekly one-on-one time with your professor, often for many years. I am happy to communicate with students, parents or teachers interested in knowing more about studying with me and what Illinois offers to guide students into a productive future.
Upcoming and Recent Activity
Jul/Aug 2022 Flipping the Vocal Pedagogy Frame, The 57th Biyearly National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Chicago, IL. and the 10th Quadrennial International Congress of Voice Teachers, Vienna, Austria. Y.Redman, N.Perna, J.Glasner
Jul/Aug 2022 Creating the Crossover Curriculum, The 57th Biyearly National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Chicago, IL. and the 10th Quadrennial International Congress of Voice Teachers, Vienna, Austria. S.Wigley, Y.Redman, J.Gunn, N.Gunn, M.Tilley, D.Harris
Jun/Jul 2022 Singing in Different Performance Spaces: Room Acoustic Effects on Vibrato and Pitch Accuracy, The 50th Annual Voice Foundation Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. and The 2nd Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, Verona, Italy. P.Bottalico, N.Łastowiecka, N.Glasner, Y.G.Redman
Apr 21, 2022 A Day of Voice at University of Illinois: A symposium celebrating World Voice Day. A collaboration between the School of Music and Department of Speech and Hearing Science, organized by Y.Redman, K. Ishikawa, P. Bottalico
Apr 2022 Creating the Crossover Curriculum, Presentation for Estill Voice International in celebration of World Voice Day. Y.Redman, S.Wigley
Dec 2021 Teaching Ear to Hear: vocal instructors hearing health awareness, Symposium: Ethical Considerations for Teaching Singing and Caring for Voices. Voice Study Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom. Online. Y.Redman
Jun/Apr 2021 CARE in Distance: Assessing Clinical Empathy of Novice Clinicians Engaged in Telepractice, The 49th Voice Foundation Symposium Philadelphia, PA. and Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences Disorders (CAPCSD) National Conference. C.Mendes, Y.Redman, S.Wigley, B.Sweet, K.Ishikawa
Oct 2020 Facilitating Studio Transitions, Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing, Online. S.Holman, R.Schorsch, Y.Redman, C.Chapman
Jul 2020 Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop, Guest Instructor, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA.
Jun 2020 The Office: Voice Instructors Work Environment, The 56th Biyearly National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Knoxville, TN. Online. Y.Redman, L.Sonnenberg
Feb 2020 From Fear to Fierce: Managing Performance Anxiety, Texas Music Education Association Conference, San Antonio, TX. Y.Redman
Nov 2019 Smiling from Ear to Hear: Protecting and Preserving our Hearing, Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing, Iowa City, IA. Y.Redman, G.LaBare
Sep 2019 Voice and Noise Dosimetry in College Voice Teachers, The 23rd International Congress of Acoustics, Aachen, Germany. P.Bottalico, L.Cantor-Cutiva, Y.Redman
May 2019 Work-Related Communicative Profile of College Voice Teachers, The 48th Annual Voice Foundation Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. Y.Redman, C.Vercelli, L.Cantor-Cutiva, P.Bottalico
Jan 2019 From Fear to Fierce: Managing Performance Anxiety, Florida Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, Tampa, FL. Y.Redman
Nov 2018 Work-Related Communicative Profile of College Voice Teachers, American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA. Poster session. P.Bottalico, C.Vercelli, L.Cantor-Cutiva, Y.Redman
Oct 2017 Crossing the Genres: A Classical Singer’s Guide to Jazz, Central Florida National Association of Teachers of Singing, Orlando, FL. Y.Redman, S.Wigley
Aug 2017 Crossing the Genres: A Classical Singer’s Guide to Jazz, The 9th Quadrennial International Congress of Voice Teachers, Stockholm, Sweden. S.Wigley, L.Semetko, Y.Redman,
Jul 2015 Professional Operatic Performance panel, WolfTrap Opera Company, Vienna, VA. Y.Redman, M.DeYoung
May 2022 Lyric Theatre Cross Training, VocalFri Podcast, NATSCast Network, Guests Y.Redman, J.Gunn, and S.Wigley
Dec 2021 Treble Extremes!, VocalFri Podcast, NATSCast Network, Guests Y.Redman and K.Gautereaux
Apr 2021 Now You’re a Voice Teacher Pt4, VocalFri Podcast, NATSCast Network, Guests I.Howell and Y.Redman
Feb 2020 Yvonne Redman and Lori Sonnenberg: Instructors Hearing and Voice Health, VocalFri podcast, NATSCast Network.
Jun 2022 Singing in different performance spaces: the effect of room acoustics on vibrato and pitch inaccuracy, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. P.Bottalico, N.Łastowiecka, J.Glasner, Y.G. Redman
Mar 2022 Work-Related Communicative Profile of Voice Teachers: Effects of Classroom Noise on Voice and Hearing Abilities, Journal of Voice. Y.Redman, C.Vercelli, L.C.C.Cutiva, P.Bottalico
Sep 2021 Voice Pedagogy for the 21st Century: The Summation of Two Summits, Journal of Singing. A.Bigler, C.Ballantyne, B.Horne, K.James, B.Manternach, Y.Redman, M.Treinkman, K.Osborne,
Mar 2020 Immediate Effects of a Semi-Occluded Water Resistance Ventilation Mask on Objective and Subjective Vocal Outcomes in Musical Theater Students. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, I.Meerschman, K.VanLierde, Y.Redman, E.D’haeseleer
Applied Voice for undergraduate and graduate majors (MUSC 105A, 405A, 505A)
Vocal Pedagogy & Practicum in Fall & Spring for undergraduate and graduates (MUS 430B1 & B2)
Current and Former Students
Current Student: Lewis McAdow, baritone; Dr. Michael McAndrew, pianist
B.M. (Vocal Performance), Stephen F. Austin State University; Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist apprentice
Chair of Voice Area