David Adam Moore

Audition Prep, Classical Voice, College Audition Prep, Opera, Singing, Singing for Actors, Voice, Voice Diction

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I'm a Metropolitan Opera baritone and vocal technician dedicated to helping you find the most powerful, beautiful, and refined sound your vocal instrument can make, then channel this into compelling, heartfelt performances.   

As a performing artist, I sing leading baritone roles with the world’s most important opera houses and orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg Festival, Grand Théatre du Généve, Théâtre du Châtelet, and the BBC Symphony, with broadcast and recording credits including the BBC, Arte TV, PBS, NPR, Radio France, RAI, Innova, Erato, and ORF. My repertoire of over 60 principal roles includes both classic and contemporary works, with vocal demands that embody a broad range of musical styles: opera, musical theater, jazz, rock, and everything in between.  

I hold degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where I was a protégé of the influential voice pedagogue and author Richard Miller. I co-authored articles with Miller on vocal acoustics and received research grants from the McNair Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. I regularly teach workshops and masterclasses for academic institutions throughout the world, including Mannes School of Music, Tel Aviv University Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Rice University Sheperd School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Texas, and San Diego State University. I am a core faculty member of the National Theater Institute and National Music Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Center, and I've also served on the guest faculties of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and Mannes School of Music.

I believe that singing is the most beautiful thing that can be done with the human body.
A primal scream in filigree. A delicate and powerful connection from one soul to another. This is the premise from which we approach our journey in this studio. No matter your stylistic orientation or experience level, we will engage with singing as an element of personal empowerment, an athletic discipline, and with a shared duty to bring more beauty into this world.

I've spent my entire career so far under the mentorship of two influential vocal technicians: Richard Miller, who gave me my technical foundation, taught me how to teach, and with whom I lectured on vocal acoustics, conducted voice research, and co-authored scholarly articles; and Patricia McCaffrey, who has helped me continue to develop my technique and navigate every stage of my performing career. My teaching approach combines Miller's basis in acoustics and physiology with McCaffrey's emphasis on efficiency, flexibility, and immediate results, both of which have produced some of the most celebrated classical and pop vocalists of our time. My other teachers include Anne Sofie von Otter, Sir Thomas Allen, Mark Schnaible, Vladimir Braun, and Sir Donald McIntyre - each has been instrumental in shaping my artistic and technical practice. 

As a vocal technician, I enjoy working with voice users in a wide variety of musical styles and experience levels. I also work with professional voice users such as teachers, public intellectuals, and TV presenters to help optimize their speaking voices. My students include Metropolitan Opera soloists, pop singers, synagogue cantors, university voice professors, cabaret performers, and professional speakers.

I teach private sessions on Zoom and in-person from studios in Manhattan and 20 minutes outside of Manhattan in Northern NJ. I also serve on the faculty of the National Theater Institute at the historic Eugene O'Neill Center in Waterford, CT, and teach masterclasses at universities and conservatories worldwide.

Teaching Positions
National Theater Institute: Voice Faculty - Applied Lessons, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Health
National Musical Theater Institute: Voice Faculty - Applied Lessons, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Health
Mannes School of Music: Guest Faculty
Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute: Guest Faculty
University of California, Davis: Granada Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Professor

Adjudicator - National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards, 2024

Masterclasses and Lectures
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Tel Aviv University Buchmann-Mehta School of Music
Rice University Sheperd School of Music
University of Texas
Institute of Vocal Performance Pedagogy - Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Belmont University
Simpson College
San Diego State University
Music Institute of Chicago
Texas Christian University
Orange County Performing Arts Center (California)
Houston Community College
Dalhousie School of Music (Halifax, Canada)

Voice Research Grants
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (parent organization of the Grammys)
Ronald McNair Foundation

Oberlin Conservatory of Music: Bachelor of Music - Voice Performance
Oberlin Conservatory of Music: Master of Music - Opera Theater
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Artist Diploma - Opera



Elite professional singers

  • Access and implement your hard-won technical skills with greater facility.
  • Use your vocal technique as an expressive channel that brings power, authenticity, and creativity to your character development and musical work.
  • Offer an objective, supportive ear to fine tune, polish, never try to fix what isn't broken.

Developing professional singers

  • Serve as an honest, supportive, and pragmatic guide through every stage of technical and career development.
  • Use technical skill as a means of  liberating your artistic voice.
  • Build on the strengths of your current technique while always pushing towards new technical goals.
  • Prepare performance material to approach audiences with an open heart and artistic command.

Professional speakers and recreational singers

  • Learn to speak naturally, with less effort and more power. 
  • Extend your vocal range.
  • Improve vocal stamina.
  • Identify and remedy unhelpful vocal habits.
  • Build a solid, clear technical foundation.


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