Patrick Michael Wickham
The founder of WVS and innovator of VOCAL INTEGRATION (R), Mr. Wickham is a medically-trained voice physiologist and one of the most-respected singing specialists in the country as a master teacher in the fields of functional and performance mechanics. He has served as the PDP (Professional Development Program) Director of the New York Singing Teachers' Association and is in current demand as a lecturer in master classes and programs all over the country and abroad. Specializing in popular opera, legit musical theatre and contemporary repertoire, his own professional performance career has spanned over twenty years in venues ranging from Broadway to major opera houses and concert halls all over the world and as a featured performer on Cunard's Queen Mary 2.
Mr. Wickham has been featured as an vocal consultant/expert for Inside Edition, Vh1, and ESPN, Time Out, The New Yorker, Backstage and the Village Voice. His students include many celebrities and professional singers who have appeared on and off Broadway as leads and supporting players in over eighty shows nationally, as well as principal and supporting performers at tier 1 opera houses across the country and Europe. His students are signed with record labels such as Jive, Atlantic, Universal, Virgin, So So Def and Sony Music.
In addition to studies in voice and composition at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and The Julliard School, Mr. Wickham has pursued studies in voice anatomy and physiology (specializing in developmental Otolaryngology) at the renowned Bill Wilkerson Center (Vanderbilt Medical School) under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Ossoff. He is a proud student and protege of Maitland Peters, Chairman of the Voice Department at the Manhattan School of Music and a proud graduate of the William Esper Studio (having extensively studied with Mr. Esper for five years).