Lecturer Michelle Haché moved to Austin after completing her graduate degree at the Juilliard School. While at Juilliard she was awarded the Bori Prize grant for language study and performed the title role in Cavalli’s La Calisto. Ms. Haché has appeared in leading roles in both opera and music theatre in the United States and abroad. Since arriving in Austin, she has received five B. Iden Payne award nominations, winning for Performer of the Year in 2010 and 2013 and as Director of the Year in 2016 for The Gondoliers. Additionally, Ms. Haché is a reviewer for The Austin Chronicle and Broadway World, and a national adjudicator for the NATS and Hal Leonard Vocal Competitions. Continuing the legacy of vocal pedagogy passed on by mentors Marlena Malas, Ellen Faull and Florence Birdwell, Ms. Haché has been an award-winning instructor in voice for over 14 years. Her students have achieved top placements in the country’s largest vocal competitions, earned spots in leading conservatories and young artist programs, and have been awarded roles in Broadway productions. She is an active member of The Juilliard Teacher Directory, The National Association of Teachers of Singing, TMEA, and The Educational Theatre Association. Ms. Haché holds a Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School.