Dr. Tracey Ford
Dr. Tracey Ford has been teaching for over fifteen years and currently has a thriving voice studio in Western Springs, Illinois. She teaches singers of all ages but especially loves building young voices in classical and musical theatre styles.
Since 2012, Tracey has prepared students for voice and theory examinations (Preparatory through to Level 8), and she is a Certified Teacher in Elementary and Intermediate-Level Voice and Theory. She served as a reader for the 2019 RCM Voice Syllabus and was recognized as a 2019 RCM Teacher of Distinction. Tracey is passionate about sharing her experience and expertise with others and has been a panelist on RCM webinars, The Full Voice Podcasts and has presented at NATS Regional and National Conferneces on various topics related to teaching young singers.
Tracey's performance experience spans opera, musical theatre, art song and oratorio. She is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing and served as the Chicago NATS Board President.
Originally from Michigan, Tracey holds a double B.A. in French Language and Literature and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Wayne State University and a M.Mus. and a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.