Teaching Biography

Jeremy Sortore is based in New York City and maintains an active schedule of university teaching, workshop presentations, private instruction, and production coaching.

He has taught performers of all abilities and ages, from beginners with unique challenges to experienced professional actors and singers. All of his students benefit from increased personal awareness and a focused, problem-solving approach, leading to a greater ability to expand their own expressive palettes and artistry.

Mr. Sortore’s teaching is informed by an in-depth understanding of body mechanics, voice science, and performance art, drawing from various somatic modalities such as Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Alexander technique, and hatha yoga, clinical observation in speech-language pathology, and a lifetime spent in the performing arts. His background includes extensive study of vocal pedagogy, including vocal physiology and acoustics, vocal hygiene, acoustic and articulatory phonetics, Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, traditional bel canto singing technique, contemporary commercial music (CCM) vocal technique, Shakespearean text, stagecraft, movement, and audition techniques.

His professional coaching credits include productions at the American Repertory Theater, the A.R.T. Institute, the Moscow Art Theater School, and the Arvada Center Theatre Company. He is an Associate Editor of the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA.)

Jeremy currently teaches at the City College of New York. Past faculty positions include Harvard University, the American Repertory Theater Institute MFA Program, and the University of Colorado, Denver.

Jeremy earned an MFA in Voice and Speech Pedagogy from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. He also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and a minor in French from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has completed post-baccalaureate work in communication disorders and speech science.

He is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the New York Singing Teachers Association, the Voice Foundation, and Actors’ Equity Association. He is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and a certified teacher of Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method.