Yvonne René Dechance is a classically-trained singer and music educator with a specialty in voice diction. She holds a B.A in Music from Whitworth College, and the M.M. in Voice and Vocal Pedagogy and D.M.A. in Voice Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. Yvonne has a special interest in creating hypermedia and web-based technology; her educational projects include Phoneticism(TM) Voice Diction Software and the The Diction Domain(TM). She has served The National Association of Teachers of Singing in many capacities: as a member of its Board of Directors, National Webmaster, as a President of the Tampa Bay NATS Chapter and District Governor for Florida. Yvonne has taught both privately and as a member of university music faculties; she is currently residing and teaching in Paris, France.
The Web-U-lous World of Dr. Y is the official website for Yvonne's performing and educational activities. Within this site you'll find information about the educator and the artist, sample programs and photos from some of her favorite performances, and online versions of her academic and performance resumes. If you are looking for information about studying voice, make sure you visit the Skills and Scales Section.
Yvonne's evening of song "An Exotic Evening" showcases the exotic…when composers thought outside their own lands and let their imaginations run wild! Beautiful costumes accompany this lovely recital, which includes classical and popular selections.
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Tara Swartzbaugh (L) and Yvonne Dechance (R),
following a ParlorSongs performance.
Yvonne is now accepting students through audition for her private studio in Paris, France; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Click the links below to hear excerpts from some of Yvonne's live concerts.
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"Amarilli, mia bella" --Giulio Caccini [mp3 sound file, size: 4.0M]
"Hark! The Echoing Air a Triumph Sings" --Henry Purcell [mp3 sound file, size: 2.4M]
Yvonne Dechance in Concert
Yvonne Dechance, soprano
with Kurt Knecht, accompanist
Photo courtesy of Terry Mohn
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