CSA Biographies

Garth AndersonJoEllyn Caulfield, voice

JoEllyn Caulfield (associate) holds a masters degree in vocal performance from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Northern Illinois University. Ms. Caulfield has maintained a private teaching studio since 2000. She has taught students of all ages and levels, and has assisted numerous students with auditioning for roles as well as gaining entrance into summer programs and universities. Her students have gained acceptance to Northern Illinois, Belmont University, Hope College, Illinois State, Boston College, Illinois Wesleyan, Millikin, and many others. They have attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Summer Program, Tanglewood Summer Program, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Currently, she teaches at her home studio in South Naperville, Brookdale Music in North Naperville, and ADK Studios in Downers Grove.During her graduate program, JoEllyn was on staff at Michigan State University as a teacher’s assistant, where she taught private lessons as well as class voice for non-music majors. She was also hired to teach at the Community School for the Arts at Michigan State. While she was an undergraduate student at NIU, she taught lessons for the NIU Community School of the Arts. Her informative lectures have covered such topics as “Singing as a Profession,” “Choosing a Music Education, Performance, Musical Theatre or Theatre Program,” and “Breathing, Intonation, and Warming Up.”In addition to private teaching and lecturing in local venues, JoEllyn sings at numerous churches as soloist for wedding, funeral, and worship services. She sings in a professional ensemble, Cor Cantiamo, based out of DeKalb. In February 2010, JoEllyn was a featured soloist for the esteemed composer, Morten Lauridsen, while he was in residency at Northern Illinois University. She has recorded songs for the March of Dimes, and was a soloist on a recording by famed composer Libby Larsen. Ms. Caulfield has been soloist for numerous private recitals and concerts in Michigan and Illinois, most recently with the Bach Chamber Choir of Rockford. She travelled to Poland with the NIU Chamber Choir after receiving a grant to attend the Universitas Cantat Program. In August 2010, she will be traveling to England to perform at Canterbury Cathedral. She has performed in productions such as La Boheme, Pagliacci, Dido and Aeneas, Pirates of Penzance, Four Saints in Three Acts, Nine, Singin’ in the Rain, The King and I, and Annie Warbucks. JoEllyn is an active member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), as well as the Chicago Chapter. She was recently accepted into the Chicago Singing Teacher’s Guild (CSTG).