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Michael Rupp

About Salt Lake Voice

Salt Lake Voice is the private voice studio of Michael Rupp, one of Salt Lake’s most respected vocal instructors.

Michael’s earliest childhood memories are of performing; at six years old, he began performing with his four older brothers in a patriotic singing group called Sons of Liberty. After several years of practice—and many voice teachers—he had obtained a unique understanding of the human voice in a way that had his friends, neighbors, and family members asking him to teach them how to sing.

After graduating from Brigham Young University’s internationally known Music Dance Theater program, Michael became a voice instructor at BYU, teaching individual voice lessons to both music majors and nonmajors. In 2007, he began teaching privately; and now, after 15 years of teaching voice and 20 years of vocal education himself, Michael has become one of Salt Lake’s most sought-after teachers.

Michael has been seen on stage as a featured vocalist or dancer in dozens of productions, including Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Damn Yankees, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and several Broadway reviews; in addition, he has portrayed Sir Percival Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore, Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man, Jack in Into the Woods, and Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (twice!).

Michael has studied under some of the country’s best-known vocal instructors:
Matthew Bean
Randy Boothe
Ruth Christensen
Kelly Eisenhour
Marcie Jacobsen
Connie Jensen
Gayle Lockwood
Susan Lombardo
Kevin Odekirk
Dave Tinney
Jeannie Vincent

And he’s had Masters classes and workshops with several more:
Jodi Benson
Dave Clemmons
Jason Graae
Jerry Herman