Alexander technique coach, voice teacher.
Passionate about the journey toward self-mastery, Alexis Martin is devoted to helping singers reach their potential though a detailed and supportive exploration of vocal technique and body awareness. A nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, she uses the principals of this method to approach each student with compassion and non judgment, with the goal of creating an environment in which discovery and personalized development flow naturally.
A former member of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program, Martin has participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute and the Renata Scotto Opera Academy. She received a master's degree in music from the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College and an undergraduate degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University, and she trained in The Juilliard School Pre-college Division. She attended the High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, where she graduated valedictorian with a major in instrumental music. Her Alexander Technique certification was awarded from The American Center for the Alexander Technique, AmSAT.
Martin is a regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, in which she also won "best stage presence." She is the recipient of The Schuyler Career Bridges Grant and was awarded First Prize in the Sun Valley Opera, Classical Productions and Friday Woodmere Music Competitions. She received the Gold Medal from the Five Towns Music Foundation and won Second Prize in the Jenny Lind Competition for Sopranos. She has also been featured on WQXR Radio's McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artist Showcase. Opera roles include The Governess, Susanna, Despina, Pamina, Donna Anna, Nannetta, Hannah, Lauretta, Zerbinetta and Anne Trulove. A musician since childhood, she was a former member of the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus and performed in countless musical theater productions.
In addition to teaching voice and Alexander Technique, Martin enjoys an ongoing interest in mind-body wellness and functional nutrition, and maintains a regular yoga practice.