Announcing Pitch Week XI Winner: Linda Balliro!

Vocal instructor and coach and author of The Art and Craft of Being a Singer, Linda Balliro is an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has been training singers across the globe for over 15 years. Her students regularly appear in opera, musical theater, rock, pop, R&B, and jazz in the US, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia.

After graduating with a degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, Ms. Balliro moved to Europe to study at the Kodaly Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary. Later, she moved to Vienna, Austria, performing in concert, church, and opera, including touring with the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. She taught at the Vienna Conservatory in the musical theater department from 2003 to 2006. Upon returning to the US in 2007, Ms. Balliro began teaching privately in Boston, MA and has maintained an active private studio alongside her teaching at Berklee College of Music. Her private clients include nationally touring artists, local performers in rock and musical theater, teens, and young opera singers.

“What an honor to share this space with other talented and creative writers-artists!  Beautifully nestled in the hollows of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the views, the sky, the hills, and the neighborhood farm animals nurtured my writing spirit, while the feedback, discussions, and group support allowed me to hone my craft so I could compete at my best. Many thanks to the staff, hosts, judges, and writers who supported me and traveled alongside me on this journey.”


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