THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE VOICE
IS A COMPLETE EDUCATIONAL
AND PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Elasticity, Determination, and Talent.
The ability to curate your vocal art with plasticity. Resilient, yet fluid, it is imperative, in the use of the voice as an instrument, to obtain a technique that gives you the ability to be malleable. You always want to be able to move with inspiration and deftness, and to not be restrained by technical shortcomings, vocal and corporal tensions, and emotional hindrances.
and Discipline give way to the complete freedom of the artist mind and the creative flow. In order to achieve the Elasticity, you have to have a determined spirit and the willingness to stay focused on the work. Doing the work and building a technique is exactly how you gain control of the body and build a structure that produces the same result each time you sing, giving you the ability to trust yourself deeply, so that you may take the exciting and necessary risk in the journey of artistic expression.
Talent is the facility, the natural possession of a gift for singing and for creating art with your voice and is a prerequisite, but Talent can be much more than just aptitude.
Where will you allow it to lead you?
What will you discover and how far will you bring your gift?
WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
We are proud to be
ITALIAN BELCANTO SINGING
We are proud to be the creators of the first structured sequential method of vocal training in the Italian Belcanto singing tradition. Our goal is to contribute to the world of the performing arts with exceptional and unique individuals, that through their voices and talent are not only highly adept at their craft, but consummate, extraordinary artists.
Drawing from the legendary classical voice tradition of Belcanto, and past and living vocal masters, it is an exclusive and groundbreaking approach. The integration of Belcanto technique with ancient breathing practices and concentration exercises helps artists to expand their potential, and witness tangible self-growth of their artistic persona.
Through the understanding of the individual temperament, with the assistance of cognitive behavioral techniques, we help to strengthen them and directly impact their vocal development, building performers of discipline and character.
When you learn to sing with Belcanto technique, you open the instrument to its most opulent, gaining comprehensive control and a true and unique vocal identity. The temperament and timbre of the artist is the fingerprint of their particular instrument. This identity is drawn from within, not invented, and fully developed in the care of our institution. We focus on understanding and attending the whole person- every lesson, every breath, every note.
We have curated an institution that is centralized on the voice craft. We are profoundly passionate about technique and about how that technique gives you the ability to be wholly surrendered to the words you sing, and the words that your character sings through you. We are committed to the legacy that was bequeathed to us by great masters, teachers and colleagues; and are grateful to have the charge to carry the endowment to those that must inherit it.
HOW TO ENROLL
Based on an initial audition and consultation, artists are given an outline for the projected development of their voice work and then placed into a level to begin in our graduated curriculum. Here they will be introduced to the principles of the EDT model and their specific level studies. As the artist advances through the system, they are given more complex and layered technical, musical, linguistic, and interpretive exercises. The exams to move forward in level will be scheduled as the artist’s readiness allows, as timing and development is individual.
Our two divisions:
|Elemental Program - (Ages 10-16)|
|Principal Program - (Ages 17 and beyond)|
The Technical Principles of the Studio De Trejo model are:
|Respiration||Inspiration and Expiration|
|Corporal Awareness||Cognitive Focus|
|Appoggio/Air Pressure Management|
|Artist Mind||Creative Expressive Energy|
|Resonance Management||How to direct the shape of the vocal instrument from inspiration to onset, and through the register passages, optimizing the acoustical capacity for ultimate control of the sound.|
The International School of The Voice is a complete educational and performance program designed to train candidates that are serious about their commitment to developing and mastering the gift of the voice.
Our goalIs to bring the highest level of established international industry professionals together with those undiscovered and emerging talents, in order to contribute to the world of the performing arts with exceptional and unique individuals, who with their voices and talent are not only highly adept at their craft, but consummate, extraordinary artists of discipline and character, who through their inspired service make our world a more just and beautiful space.
WE HAVE CURATED AN INSTITUTION
THAT IS CENTRALIZED ON
THE VOICE CRAFT
ELIZABETH DE TREJO
Creator of the Studio De Trejo, Soprano and former President of the Executive Board of Directors of Joy In Singing, the Art Song Institute, A Voice Faculty member of The Curtis Institute In Philadelphia, Elizabeth De Trejo is trailblazing a new path in the sphere of classical voice.
De Trejo is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music, winner of numerous awards including the Gerda Lissner Opera competition, MacAllister Opera Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Jenny Lind Soprano Competition, the Rosa Ponselle Competition, the Giulio Gari Foundation Opera Competition and the Liederkranz Foundation Competition.
and was the first ever recipient of the Randolph "Randy" Mickelson Memorial Fund Award. De Trejo is also a recipient of a career grant from the Career Bridges Foundation and the Sergio Franchi Foundation, and was honored to be recommended for the Richard Tucker Career Grant Awards.
Studio De Trejo specializes in the craft and art of the Belcanto technique, from the inhale, the appoggio or lean, the onset of phonation, to the production and maintenance of evenly resonant sound; and the complete application of the craft that gives way to the freedom of the artist mind. Every question is answered. If the mind and spirit are open, there is no more mystery, only results.
Elizabeth has been teaching voice to those artists that have been privately recommended by coaches, managers and other industry professionals for many years, and from this work, what began as a boutique, bespoke project offered only to a few, has now grown into a fully realized institution that is brimming with vitality and success. Many of the artists in the studio are being recognized not only for their technique and voice, but for their expressiveness and artistic immediacy in the their interpretations.
Televised nationally on PBS live, The American Tenors, a Sony Classical Recording Artist, performed with opera theaters internationally, a degree in communications, director in film and stage, a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a champion in Taekwondo and a father. Mauricio Trejo is a leading expert in helping people realize their full potential through building their artistic personas.
Mr. Trejo has also been featured in television performances in a nationwide airing on PBS and on TV Azteca in Mexico. In August 2016 Mr. Trejo received a full scholarship to further and expand his Wagnerian Tenor repertoire at the Lotte Lehmann Akademie where he also perform concerts in Germany.
Mr.Trejo performed the leading tenor roles in Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Tabarro, Turandot, I Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme,
La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’Elisir D’Amore and Der Rosenkavalier.
Mauricio’s international operatic and concert career has taken him to North, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Performed with companies that include the Opera Orchestra Of New York, Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, Opernhaus Zurich, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Lyric Opera of Vinrginia, New Israeli Opera, The New York Grand Opera, and the Opera Nacional de Panama. Tenor Mauricio Trejo has been nominated as the Addetto Culturale/Cultural Attache of the Centro Internationale di studio per il Bel Canto Italiano and is the official representative authority of the institution for the USA during the year 2017 And is the Artistic Director of the FDLC NYC, and the Founder and Executive and Artistic Director of PreZence Art.
In May 2017 Mauricio made his debut in the role of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi in New York City. He is also currently expanding his repertory in preparation of Siegfried, Siegmund, Bacchus, and Florestan. Before expanding to the dramatic and Wagnerian repertoire, he performed the leading tenor roles in Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Tabarro, Turandot, I Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’Elisir D’Amore and Der Rosenkavalier. Mauricio’s international operatic and concert career has taken him to North, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Performed with companies that include the Opera Orchestra Of New York, Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, Opernhaus Zurich, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Lyric Opera of Vinrginia, New Israeli Opera, The New York Grand Opera, and the Opera Nacional de Panama. He has worked with such illustrious maestri like Alan Gilbert, Victor DeRenzi, Eve Queler, Franz Welser-Möst, Carlo Rizzi, Anton Coppola, Vincent La Selva, Valery Rivkin, Peter Mark, Asher Fisch, Fernando Lozano, Alondra de la Parra, and Eduardo Alvarez, to name a few.