Training singers of all ages to find their own authentic voices and cultivate their performing skills.
Mr. Dunn’s vocal technique, based on operatic bel canto and musical theater style, has brought success to many of his students who have gone on to perform in venues from school musicals and community theater to Carnegie Hall and Broadway.
Stan Dunn comes to NJ via an extensive career in opera and musical theater, having sung with Placido Domingo in Menotti’s world premier of Goya, filmed for Great Performances. Mr. Dunn’s debut with the Washington Opera was in The Merry Widow as Kromff with D’Oyly Carte Opera stars, John Reed and Donald Adams, the Street Singer in Three Penny Opera at Wolftrap, the solo quartet in The Coconuts at Arena Stage with Bayork Lee, choreographer of A Chorus Line, and Sweeney Todd at Paper Mill Playhouse with George Hearn and Judy Kaye. He studied vocal music education with Leon Fleming at Maryland University and post-graduate voice with Metropolition Opera sopranos Marilyn Cotlow and Rosemary Dyer and the amazing Buffo-bass, Francoi Loup, from The Paris Opera. His vocal coach was the late-great William Huckaby from AIMS, Graz, Austria and David Jones @ voiceteacher.com (check out this informative website). Stan spent all his years in Washington as a tenor soloist in many of the area’s biggest churches and playing and conducting handbell choirs. With the Capital Chamber Ensemble and Orchestra, he sang at the White House for Nixon, Carter, and Bush Sr. administrations. Stan met his best friend and wife, soprano Nancy Puckett-Dunn, at the Kennedy Center and produced concerts at the French and British Embassies and many “Amahls” raising funds for Teddy Bears and blankets for homeless children. Stan trained at The Somerset Massage Therapy School for neuromuscular techniques. He also received additional training in cranio-sacral and Reiki healing techniques, using voice and therapy harps to explore the healing nature of sound.