Voice Instructors

CPHS Choir Voice Instructors:

Susan McBrayer
Voice Teacher

Susan McBrayer, soprano, graduated from Southern Methodist University with an M.M. in Music Education, voice. Many of her students have won entrance to Texas All-State Choir and NJ All-State Choir, as well as All-Eastern Choir. Students have received first-division ratings at UIL Contest and performed full-length classical recitals while in high school.

One of her students, Ali Stroker, received a Tony award for her performance in Oklahoma! on Broadway in 2019. Another student, Morgan Mastrangelo, was a Metropolitan Opera Semi-Finalist in 2020.

Kate Winchester
Voice Teacher

Kate Winchester, a soprano, graduated from Westminster Choir College with an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedgagogy where she studied with Metropolitan Opera alumna Sharon Sweet. While at Westminster, she was the soprano soloist for the Symphonic Choir in the annually broadcast Readings and Carols concert. She has been a soprano soloist for several groups in New Mexico and Florida, including the Central Florida Master Choir in Ocala, FL, the Red Rock Strings in Gallup, NM, and  the Sangre de Cristo Chorale in Los Alamos. She was a staff singer with the Cathedral Choir of St. John in Albuquerque for five years and sang with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, a professional choral ensemble based in Albuquerque, for six. She is a NATS member and has been teaching voice privately for close to a decade; her students have been active and successful at NATS auditions, in other competitions, and in various performances.

Voice Lesson Information:

Voice Lessons are strongly encouraged for all students in the CPHS Choir. All information and enrollment forms can be found on the Documents & Forms page. To enroll, print the enrollment form, complete it, and deliver it to Mrs. Holt.

Voice Lesson Teacher Assignment and Scheduling Information:

  • For information about instructor assignment and lesson scheduling during school hours, please contact Lisa Holt.

Voice Lesson Payment & Billing Information:

  • For information about payments & billing information regarding scheduled voice lessons, please contact your child’s private voice instructor.