Singer, Voice Teacher, Author
Anne Peckham is a singer, voice teacher, and author, whose work has made a major impact upon the field of contemporary vocal pedagogy worldwide. Chair of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music since 2011, she has helped to expand the College’s reputation as the best place in the world to study singing, especially contemporary styles. The Voice Department is the largest instrumental Department at Berklee, serving the needs of over 1300 Voice Principals, with 75 dedicated faculty members in the Voice Faculty.
For more than two decades prior to her work as Chair, she was a Professor in the Voice department, and she has worked with numerous high profile vocal performers, including Grammy winners and successful recording artists.
Anne has traveled extensively as a voice clinician and adjudicator for Berklee, as well as for song and choral festivals in North America, South America, Mexico, Europe and China. Her master classes and vocal pedagogy seminars for students and teachers embrace the foundations of good vocal technique, while building skills in rock, jazz, pop, and R&B music. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and served on the Boston chapter’s board of directors.
Anne’s performing experience includes work with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and recordings with the Boston Pops. She has performed with regional theater companies, has worked as a professional soloist with area choirs.
Anne is the author of Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer, The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique, and Berklee in the Pocket: Singer’s Handbook. The Contemporary Singer books have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. They are used as texts in many College voice programs and are widely considered to be an important bridge between traditional and contemporary vocal pedagogy