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Colten Blair

Colten Blair

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Theatre Arts and Dance
Campus Box
Greeley, CO 80639


  • M.M. - Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre
  • Adv. Cert. - Vocal Pedagogy
  • B.M - Vocal Performance, Opera/Classical
  • B.S. - Psychology

Professional/Academic Experience

New York University – The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, NY – September 2016 to September 2020: Adjunct Voice Teacher for Non-Major Students – Program in Vocal Performance

Private Voice Instructor
September 2014-Present
-Curating a deep and ever-expanding understanding of singing technique and voice building, while fostering a student’s individuality, creativity, and artistic expression
-Utilizing the most current and innovative singing pedagogy based in voice science, health, anatomy, and acoustics

-National Tours:
Rolf/Male ens. in The Sound of Music (Networks Nat’l tour; Matt Lenz, director)
Regional Theatre:
-Young Ralph (Principal) in The Last Romance (Riverside Theatre; Chris Clavelli, director); AEA
Cruise Lines:
-*M2/Tenor in Cantaré (Holland America Line; Bill Prince, director, Brian Harlan Brooks, choreographer)

Film and Television:
-Law and Order: SVU; featured guest/credited, Sn. 23, Ep. 18: “Eighteen Wheels a Predator” – Male Customer
Short Films:
-Double Tap: Martin (male lead) - Denver Film School

Solo/Classical Singing
-Tenor Soloist in Händel’s Messiah: Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
December 2013
-Tenor Vocalist: The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers
September 2012-2015
-Tenor Soloist/Church Cantor: Flagstaff Federated Church
September 2013-2015

Other Experience

-Colorado Mesa College Ad. Campaign: Student (principal V.O.)
-South Platte Trading Company: Shopper/Male Exec. (featured)
-Hyatt: Coming Back Together Campaign: Male Exec.
-USADA Anti-Doping Campaign: College Athlete (featured)
-Sparrow Golf App Commercial: “Bad Golfer” (featured)
-Colorado Parks and Wildlife: Hiker (featured)
-Furniture Row; Labor Day Unveiling: Shopper (featured)
-Gilpin Lodge and Casino: Gambler

University Productions and Operas:
-Captain Albert Lennox in The Secret Garden (NYU Steinhardt)
-Link Larkin in Hairspray! (NYU Tisch)
-Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate (NYU Steinhardt)
-Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid (NAU Opera Theatre)
-Edwin in Trial By Jury (NAU Opera Theatre)
-Prince Philippe in A Dinner Engagement (NAU Opera Theatre)
-Charles in A Long Christmas Dinner (NAU Opera Theatre)
-Valetto/Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea (NAU Opera Theatre)
-Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore (Flagstaff Chamber Players)
-Ferrando u/s in Così fan tutte (NAU Opera Theatre)
-Harry in Albert Herring (NAU Opera Theatre)

Research/Areas of Interest

Teaching the next generation of vocal performance artists to fulfill their creative potential in the industry as singers, actors, and dancers. Utilizing the most current/up-to-date science, art research, behavioral understanding, and spiritual knowledge.

Publications/Creative Works

  • Best Nonexperimental Design Award: Psychology Undergraduate Research       
    Symposium, 2014
  • Captsone Research Study in College-Aged Student Behavior, IRB Review 

Honors and Awards

NATS Vocal Competition: 2nd Place Winner/Finalist:  Arizona Region, 2015

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