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Gene Raymond, Austin, TX, Vocal Coach
GENE RAYMOND is a Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing International Instructor. He has been teaching and studying for nearly thirty years. He has studied with Seth Riggs, Michael Goodrich, Brett Manning, Tom McKinney, Jeffrey Skouson, Wendy Parr, and David Stroud. Gene received his Bachelor of Arts in Performance with certification to teach degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1974 and his Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University in 1983. Gene taught high school choral music at Mooresville High School in Indiana from 1976 to 1988 and high school choral music, classical guitar, and recording arts at the prestigious McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy in Austin, Texas from 1989 to 2009. Gene's choirs have won many awards including three consecutive championships at the Opryland Show Choir Invitational and several University Interscholastic League Awards including both Concert and Sightreading. In 1987 he directed the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony chorus in Indianapolis. Over his career Gene has been musical director of twenty-four musical theater productions. In 2004 his recording arts program was selected as the cover story of the Education Music Technology magazine. He is currently serving as the voice teacher for The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Gene's private vocal studio includes singers of classic vocal music, pop music, musical theater, country, rock, and heavy metal. Gene has also served as vocal consultant to CardinalZen and Tono Music Groups.