Joyce Farwell, mezzo-soprano, received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where she worked with the operatic tenor Joseph Benton. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where she studied and coached with the famous bass-baritone, Italo Tajo. Dr. Farwell is professor of voice at the Shepherd School and also teaches Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Coaching for Collaborative Artists.
Earlier in her career Dr. Farwell performed in recital, opera, and with orchestras throughout the country. She is renowned now as an accomplished vocal pedagogue and travels extensively doing Master Classes and Workshops. She is on the faculty of AIMS in Austria and is presently associated with the Voice Institute in the Houston Medical Center, presenting seminars and workshops with Dr. Richard Stassney and his staff. Dr. Farwell has several workshops established for this summer; the "Blue Feather" on Lake Texoma in north Texas and at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.