FALL SEMESTER - Sep 05 - Dec 08, 2016

The only vocal program of its kind in Utah Valley, students are lead from beginning to advanced vocal training and performing experiences!


If interested, please give your name, age, phone, email, and preferred session days and time by calling (801) 225-ARTS or send an email to  Once we have an idea on interest, we will create groups/schedules and contact you.


Progressive Voice Training, under the direction of former BYU vocal professor ARDEN HOPKIN and BYU Contemporary Voice Faculty Member EMILY CASTLETON WARNER, leads the student systematically from beginning to advanced training and each level culminates with a vocal performance opportunity. Students will be divided into age groups including 12-18, 18-25, 25-55 and 55 and older.

Level 1 – Class Voice meets twice a week and introduces the basics of singing, vocal styles and performance techniques in a safe, fun learning environment. In Level 1, students will learn the basics of pop, musical theater, and classical styles of singing, Class size will range from 8-12 students.  After passing certain criteria, students can move onto Level 2 the following semester.

Level 2 – Group Voice meets twice a week and ranges from 3-5 students. It provides intermediate singing and performing skills by combining small group instruction with private lessons.

Level 3 – Private Voice Lessons provide personalized, advanced instruction for those who want to go further. These lessons are only offered through an audition process.


SESSION #1: Monday/Wednesday 11:00-11:55am or 4:00-4:55pm
SESSION #2: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-11:55am, 12:30-1:25pm or 4:00-4:45pm

Tuition & Fees:

$420 for Fall Semester or three payments of $140/month
Includes eight one-hour classes per month


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IMG_3098 copyEmily Castleton Warner has an expansive and rich vocal background. For the last 28 years, she has studied, performed, recorded, taught, directed and/or lectured in nearly every vocal musical genre and has had years of performance experience in all styles.  She has toured and performed professionally in many major venues internationally, nationally and locally.  She holds a B.F.A. in Music-Dance-Theater from Brigham Young University as well as a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance (Opera). She currently teaches as a member of the Contemporary Voice Faculty at BYU, where she has taught for 15 years, working with Music Dance Theater Majors and Commercial Music Majors and Classical Pre-Majors.


Emily has studied with many legendary contemporary voice masters: Jan Sullivan (BYU – Author, The Phenomenon of the Belt/Pop Voice), Gayle Lockwood (BYU), Seth Riggs (Speech Level Singing), Jeffrey Skouson (IVTOM) and Mary Saunders (Penn State – Author, Bel Canto Can Belto).  She has studied classically with Dr. Arden Hopkin (BYU), and Dr. Diane Reich (BYU), Patricia Wise (Indiana University), Dr. Lawrence Vincent (BYU), Darrell Babidge (BYU) and Marilyn Gneiting. She has taken master classes with many Broadway and Opera actors and actresses including: Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, Kelli O’hara, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Reneé Fleming, Nathan Gunn, as well as Broadway director Jeff Whiting and Musical Composer Frank Wildhorn.


Emily’s former students can be found currently performing professionally on Broadway, in Broadway touring companies, cruise ships, regional theaters, as lead singers in bands; as recording artists, and even working as university professors! She is known by them as a vocal technical innovator, mechanical master as well as a skilled performance and auditions coach.


Emily has performed at many local venues including SCERA, Sundance, Tuachan, Hale Center Theater, BYU Marriot Center, BYU Cougar Stadium, Lagoon, Jackson Hole Playhouse and more.  Favorite roles include: Maria in The Sound of Music (Scera), Velma VonTussle in Hairspray (HCTO), Performing with Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade (HCTO), The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (BYU) and Favorite guest performances include: performing with the Kurt Bestor and the Utah Symphony in Salt Lake, touring with Lex DeAzevedo, George Dyer and the Millennium choir as Mary Magdalene, touring with Michael McLean’s Celebrating the Light West Coast tour, and as Emma Smith in the LDS Church Nauvoo Pageant.


Most recently, Emily enjoyed originating the role of a Southern Single mother in the musical Single Wide at BYU, written by George Nelson with music and lyrics by Jordan Kamalu. This musical went on to win the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for Best New Musical.


Emily has recorded on several albums, some of which can be found by searching her professional name (Emily Castleton) on iTunes. She is married to Phil Warner and is the mother of three amazing children.