Valija Bumbulis, M. Mus


During my more than forty years in the teaching profession of vocal music, I have striven for excellence in my discipline. My mission as a voice teacher is to perpetuate the art of singing by preparing and training future professionals and enlighten amateurs on becoming intelligent listeners as well as skilled practitioners in the field of music.

I feel that singing is best learned through performance and continued personal vocal development. As such, I do not exclude myself from these standards and continue to practice and go to continuing education classes/seminars/performances as opportunities present themselves to me given my education and experience level.

I have experienced much personal satisfaction in my work with my students.  Several of my past students are now singing in major opera companies or have received graduate degrees at the Doctoral level and are now in the teaching field.

My areas of strength are conveying my grasp of the material, my success at teaching relevant information and technique, and meeting students where they are in their studies and increasing that knowledge at their own pace while simultaneously making sure all students grasp the basic requirements for courses offered. It is my hope that my students can fall in love with music – whatever genre of music they eventually aspire to, but especially opera – and be what schools and talent scouts are looking for: a student who has a lengthy musical literature knowledge, the ability to always seek new things to learn, skill in musical theory and vocal technique and a love for music and singing.

Valija Bumbulis, M. Mus
Assistant Professor of Music

Artists’ Diploma, Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music - Toronto, Ontario
B. Mus in Music Performance, Chicago Conservatory College – Chicago, IL
M. Mus in Music Performance, Chicago Conservatory College – Chicago, IL

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