The greatest teachers are ones who learn from their students. The greatest gift you can give a student is to keep trying to communicate until the student understands, can make progress, and be successful. Any less effort is incomplete.
I am an artist, musician, and lover of language arts and all things organic and true! I bring great skill to the areas of speech, diction, accent coaching, speech clarity in several different languages, but English being my first.
Rates may vary given unique circumstances, cancellation policy is to cancel within 24 hours of lesson.
Higher Educator/Communications Specialist/Performing Artist
Established 20 + year professional in performing arts and Higher Education fields with proven global collaborative success.
Business owner and extremely motivated creative/innovative minded professional with extensive communication and language experience specializing in clear concise communication and the art of language diction and accents. 1000 + live performances in front of various sized audiences using many languages to communicate through music as a vocal artist. Thousands of hours as a higher educator with proven success as a coach for young adults. Empathetic leader with the unique propensity towards tailoring that leadership to what is best for the individual.
Areas of expertise include…
- Language Diction and Communicative Coaching - Speaking Foreign Languages
- Professional Artists Management - Public Speaking
- Discerning Coach and Mentor for Young Adults - Social Media Marketing and Sales
- Establishing and Owning a Non-Profit Business - Higher Education in Music & ESL
- Influential Use of the Voice/Vocal Performance Professional
- Spiritual, Philosophical, & Psychological Analyst(Human Behavior)
- Sole proprietorship and independent contractor 20 + years
Performing Artist-Vocal Performance 1995-Present
Future Engagements-Solo Artist__________________________________________________________
New Orleans Symphony Chorus Messiah Tenor Soloist Dec 2019
Marigny Opera House Winterreise( A Winter’s Journey) Tenor Soloist Jan. 2020
Recent Engagements-Solo Artist_______________________________________________________
Louisiana Philharmonic Carmina Burana Orpheum Theater(New Orleans) May 2018
Conspirare( Austin, Tx.) Bernstein Mass Long Center for the Performing Arts June 2018
NJ Master Chorale and Orchestra Mozart Mass in C Tenor Soloist April 2018
Vox Amadeus Mozart Requiem Mass Tenor Soloist March 2018
Grammy Award Winning Conspirare Company Of Voices 2005-2018
Contracted Performing Artist/Vocalist-
4 time Grammy Nominee 1 Grammy Winner 2015 with Harmonia Mundi Record Label
Professional Artistic Appointment/Business Ownership
Crescent Chamber Artists, New Orleans, La.
Founder, General, and Artistic Director 2013-Present
Establishing and maintaining a professional arts organization. Auditioning and hiring the highest level of talent and producing professional concerts for many different venues and a variety of themes and repertoire. Public Speaking to attending audiences. Establishing a board of directors, fund raising and grant writing.
Higher Education Academic Appointments in Music
Coastal Alabama Community Col. Aug 2019- present Adjunct Music Faculty University of Mobile May 2010- Aug. 2014 Adjunct Voice Faculty Delgado Community College Jan. 2011- Aug 2013 Voice Faculty
Applied Studies in Voice, Vocal Performance, & Language Diction. Mentoring and Guiding young talent through assignments of appropriate repertoire. Discerning ability and developmental levels of young adults in the music industry.
International EFL Academy ESL Certification Aug. 2019
Created an Entire ESL Curriculum for High-Intermediate to Lower-Advanced Adults.
Link to Accolades received from the instructor for Curriculum Created (concealed information)
Master of Arts/Music /Vocal Performance University of New Orleans May 2013
Bachelor of Arts/Music/Vocal Performance Loyola University New Orleans May 1998
1.) Dr. Jonathan Yarrington, D.M.A, Professor of Voice, University of Southern MS. Phone: (concealed information)
2.) Steven Edwards, Conductor, Chair of Voice Department Delgado Community College Music Director/Conductor, New Orleans Symphony Chorus. Phone: (concealed information)
3.) Melba Brown: Retired Professor of Voice, University of Mobile Phone: (concealed information)
4.) Micah Colbert: ESL Professional, International EFL Academy. Phone: (concealed information)
Dana Joseph Wilson
Language and Communication Specialist
Tutoring, Coaching, and Advising Services
-25 years of Teaching Experience
-ESL(International TEFL Certified) Coaching
-Professional Communication Coaching
-Diction and Pronunciation Coaching(English and Foreign)
-Job Interview and Audition Preparation
-Vocal and Speech Coaching
-Transcription and proof reading services
- Accent Coaching
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