Upcoming Voice Events

Summer Voice Intensive

We are thrilled to announce that Walnut Hill School for the Arts will host a Summer Voice Intensive on campus, June 24–28. Click below to learn more!


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Featuring local students who do not attend Walnut Hill.

About Voice at Walnut Hill

Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA is a boarding and day high school offering intensive, pre-professional artistic training alongside a rigorous college-preparatory academic curriculum.

Walnut Hill’s Classical Voice program provides weekly voice lessons, piano lessons, and vocal coachings, plus classes in performance, diction, repertoire, theory, and solfege. Singers perform throughout the year in recitals and concerts culminating in a fully-staged opera presentation each spring.

Recent graduates have gained national recognition at YoungArts, NATS, CSMusic and Schmidt, and are pursuing performance degrees at Curtis, Juilliard, Eastman, NEC, Cincinnati Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, and Northwestern University.


Teresa Winner Blume is an accomplished singer, actress, and teacher. As Head of Voice at Walnut Hill School for the Arts since 2015, she is passionate about helping young artists deepen their skill, artistry and joy in singing. She has designed a thoughtful and comprehensive curriculum to train budding young singers, while teaching private voice lessons in classical and musical theater styles, leading master classes, and directing the spring opera each year. Her students have placed nationally at YoungArts, NATS, Schmidt and CS Music and continue their training at institutions including Curtis, Juilliard, MSM, NEC, CCM, Eastman, UMich, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, Boston Conservatory, and more. She continues to perform professionally in classical, musical theater and concert works. She also performs professionally, and has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Pops, North Carolina Symphony, Opera Carolina, Lyric Stage of Boston, and others. Her artistry has been recognized in such competitions as the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (National semi-finalist) and New York Oratorio Society Solo Competition (semi-finalist). B.M. University of Illinois, M.M./P.C. Eastman School of Music. Learn more at

Vocal Coach and Collaborative Pianist Elaine Smith Purcell has been on staff at Walnut Hill since 2004. She teaches a wide range of vocal repertoire from Baroque improvisational airs to standard classical Art Songs and musical theater repertoire. Ms. Smith Purcell shares her lifelong passion for foreign languages through the study of poetry, diction, and translation. Elaine studied at The Manhattan School of Music, The Britten-Pears Institute, and the prestigious Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. She uses specific apps and websites to enhance her teaching curriculum. Her work with Walnut Hill students was recently featured in the Boston Globe.