- Jan Cochrane
- Adjunct Instructor, Applied Voice
- Department of Performing Arts
- M.M. Vocal Performance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S. Music Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Certified Master level, Estill Voice International
- 216 Fine Arts Center
Ms. Cochrane has been teaching at UTC since 1994 as a Contingent Faculty and Lecturer. She was thrilled to find and be trained in a vocal methodology that facilitates singing styles of various techniques through the Estill Voice Training Systems. In 2002 she received her license of Certified Master at Mars Hill College in North Carolina and continued further study at University of Pittsburgh Voice Center.
She has extensive training in the Alexander Technique with master teacher Joseph Lee and recently received Intermediate Mat Certification through Power Pilates. She uses both systems to teach body awareness, alignment, and breath support and mind body connection in vocal production.
She studied dance here in Chattanooga and at the Martha Graham and Lugi Jazz studios in New York City. (Although she is really more of a singer/mover than a dancer, she LOVES to dance). Voice teachers include Doris Doe, David Soren Collyer, Florence Koploff and UTC's own Rebecca St. Goar.
She has performed with the CSOA, Chattanooga Theatre Center, the 18th Street Playhouse in Manhattan, has done dinner theatre and cabaret in New Jersey and Atlanta. Ms. Cochrane has an interest in original productions of 20th Century music.
During her tenure as Opera Theatre Director for UTC, she directed Suor Angelica, Hansel and Gretel, Sunday in the Park with George, H.M.S. Pinafore, Mikado and others.
She has been a finalist in the NATS regional competitions and winner of Post Advanced division. She was a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions at one point in time and a past member of Actors Equity.
She has a great interest in training singers in various styles of singing from classical to jazz to country to belting using the Estill Voice Method and Pilates strength.
To learn more about the Estill Method visit http://estillvoice.com/.