Allen Rascoe

I grew up in NC, and discovered a love for singing when I was asked to join high school choir.  Mrs. Karen Knowles encouraged me in my first focused attempts at singing.  I finished high school and started voice training with Dr. Perry Smith at ECU.  Working diligently, I received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  During the transition to graduate school, my studies were with Mr. Jean-Ronald Lafond who helped me prepare for auditions.  I was accepted on full scholarship and awarded a teaching assistantship at USC.  While pursuing a Master of Music degree, I studied with Mr. Gary Glaze; performing lead and supporting roles in opera productions as well as teaching individual instruction lessons and class voice level one and two.

Starting Over

As I finished all the required coursework, my voice crashed.  I was unable to sing the final recital due to vocal trauma.  Promptly, I began searching for a voice technician.  I met Dr. Joel Ewing.  He confirmed my voice was damaged.  After all my schooling, I had to begin at the beginning.  Dr. Ewing’s approach was to objectively address the malfunctioning of my laryngeal mechanism using knowledge from the past and science of the present.  I got to work.  All pain previously experienced is gone.  I am able to express in singing what my heart is feeling.  Learning never ends.  I grow in understanding.

Currently

My job as a voice teacher is to pass on the knowledge shared with me.  I feel blessed to watch a beginners’ voice appear for the first time or a seasoned voice reappear after disappearing.  My teaching goal is to act as a guide to those who are willing to learn how to sing in a functionally healthy manner while imparting to them a basic knowledge of the workings of their vocal mechanism in a down to earth practical format.  Let us sing!