TEACHING ARTIST SUMMARY
One of Miss Protich's strongest mentors was her voice teacher of 12 years, the late Professor Emeritus Esther Andreas, who not only imparted a strong sense of discipline and desire to excel vocally, but sparked Anita's desire to be an educator. While Anita was pursuing her career as a singer, she began teaching gifted young singers. She is comfortable teaching singers of all ages and ability. She has prepared singers for professional careers in concert, opera and musical theatre. Her students have won awards in major vocal competitions and have performed in opera houses around the world including New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and Covent Garden to name a few. Her experience brings to her students a thorough knowledge of vocal and performance skills, the right repertoire, and a strong, positive competitive spirit.
While studying for her Masters degree in 2007, she worked as a student professor at Cal State University, Los Angeles teaching voice. Anita has a long-term relationship with the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus having taught many of their singers in preparation for college entrance requirements in vocal study. In conjunction with the choral department at Eagle Rock High School, she developed a program of private and group master classes for gifted singers and prepared singers to audition for the California ACDA Honor Choir. Her love of diversity and other cultures led her to work as a vocal coach for the Los Angeles Young Angeles Korean Choir and with the Hogar Cristiano Latino/a Ensemble in Pasadena.
After earning her Masters degree, Anita became a member of the voice faculty at Glendale Community College. Currently, she teaches applied and class voice and is Director of GCC's Opera Workshop program.
• Professional/Educational Associations: Member of NATS, SAG, ASCAP
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Associate of Arts, Glendale Community College
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Azusa Pacific University
Master of Music, Vocal Performance, California State University, Los Angeles
2008-2009 Special Recognition in Graduate Studies, CSULA
2009-2010 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctorate Scholar (Special Mention), CSULA
Phi Kappa Phi
In 2010 Anita earned her Master’s degree in voice performance with special honors awarded in graduate studies. Continuing the groundwork she began while pursuing her Masters, Anita continues with a line of research into the psychological, pedagogical and physical issues faced by the emerging female voice of dramatic potential. Anita has worked with Transgender (MTF) / (Post-SRS) voice feminization therapy clients.