Howard Austin, MS
Howard Austin, International Voice & Performance trainer and author of the Born To Sing series, is a versatile vocal artist whose work includes a variety of starring roles on the musical stage as well as night club performances and recordings. His own vocal training has been with some of the great vocal teachers of all time including, John Motley, Gertrude Arnold and Dr. Peter J. Wilhousky. The Born To Sing series has gained the attention and respect of professionals in both classical and pop music fields. Howard has been a popular radio and TV talk show guest with his vocal demonstrations and instant 'on the spot' analysis and instruction to callers-in and studio audiences. In addition to his private clients, he has conducted numerous seminars on singing and voice training for NATS and Music Teachers of Los Angeles County Unified School District, Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase and others. His clients have included American Idol, Hadas, Tiffany, Holly Fields, Don York of Sha-Na-Na and 10 Star Search contestants including an International Junior Grand Champion. Howard Austin and co-author, Elisabeth Howard are both members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for whom they have conducted numerous master classes. They authored the "Born To Sing" series of instructional books, DVDs and CDs now distributed world-wide. Their "ABCs Of Vocal Harmony" a Music Reading / Ear Training course has become a popular text for music programs across the country. As a team, Howard and Elisabeth were signed to MCA as singer-songwriters and performed extensively throughout the United States. They have trained several singers signed to major labels including RCA, Geffen, Capitol, MCA, Excalibur & Sony. Their combined backgrounds include a B.S. and M.S. in voice from the Juilliard School of Music and years of voice teaching experience in New and Los Angeles.