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Colette Todd, M.M.E.
Colette Todd enjoys a versatile career as an actress, voice teacher, and choral director. She has garnered critical acclaim and three Joseph Jefferson Awards for her performances all across Chicago. She has had the pleasure of performing with Writers Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater, Theater at the Center, Mercury Theatre Chicago, Light Opera Works, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.
Ms. Todd is the founder of Star Music Studio where she has been teaching voice and piano privately for over 15 years. Early in her career, she also established herself as a music teacher and choral director in the public schools, teaching for over a decade at both the elementary and high school levels. Since then she has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Carthage College, and was the founding director of the Carthage College Vocal Jazz Ensemble at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Ms. Todd has also taught music within the Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Ms. Todd received her own musical training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she completed her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with High Honors, and her Master's Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.