Tom Vendafreddo

Tom Vendafreddo Headshot serious March 2017

As an educator, Tom has collaborated with a number of universities, theatres and organizations including San Diego State University, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, Patrick Studios Australia (Melbourne, Australia), Best of the Best (Melbourne, Australia), Baeksuk University (Seoul, South Korea), Grossmont College, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, ShowChoir Camps of America, and Circle Theatre. Tom is known for his passionate and integrated approach to teaching the singing actor, musical theatre history and performance, vocal pedagogy, beginning acting, musical theatre accompanying, musicianship, and conducting. 

Current News

Tom is currently teaching a Song Study class at the School at Porchlight. Full session enrollment is closed, but you can “Drop in” and audit a single class for just $12! Check out the info here

Published Works

A Blended Pedagogy: Synthesizing Best Practices of Opera and Musical Theatre Programs to Promote a Holistic Approach to Training the Singing Actor. Published: San Diego State University, 2012. 


If you are interested in coaching new material, preparing for an audition, building your repertoire, strengthening your vocal technique, having music transposed or transcribed, or booking Tom to teach a workshop, click here. 




Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Specialization

Musical Theatre Performance and History Piano/Accompanying
Musical Theatre Vocal Styles Coach/Accompanist
Vocal Pedagogy (Bel Canto, Mix, Belt)  Musicianship (Aural Skills, Music Theory)
Music Direction Advanced Media Software
Beginning Acting Choral and orchestral Conducting
Lyric Diction and IPA (English, German, French, and Italian proficiencies)