Michelle Haché

As Interviewed by Tennyson Tole, 3/19/2017
"It's okay to be fierce in defending your beliefs, in defending that you think we need these things in our lives, that we feel we need these things as a society, it's okay to be that way right now... I think it's the only way that we're going to come out of this alive."
Michelle Haché

Introductory Profile: About Michelle Haché

This is an interview with my voice teacher, Michelle Haché. Michelle is an experienced performer and director in both operas and musicals, and classically trains many students in her performance studio. I came to know Michelle through a recommendation by one of my mother’s friends, as we were looking for a voice teacher. She has been the recipient of many awards such as the Bori Prize Grant for language study while at the Juilliard School, Best Director-Musical from the B. Iden Payne Awards Committee this year, and has been nominated for the B. Iden Payne award as a leading actor and director five times, winning in 2010 and 2013. Several of her students have achieved top placements in the country’s largest vocal competitions, and have been awarded roles in Broadway tours. She is also an active member of The Juilliard Teacher Directory, The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and The Educational Theatre Association.Michelle is a very bright, intelligent, talented, amazing, and very entertaining person.The songs I used for both the intro and outro are from her album, Voyage, where she took classical opera songs and gave them a modern twist.

The topics covered in this interview are Arts Education, and Music. We primarily discussed the government cutting funding for art's education and how it will effect our society, and how opera and musical performances have changed and reflected society throughout the years.