Liz LaBelle, NCTM


2013 Teacher of the Year  - Liz LaBelle, NCTM


Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1973

Performers Certificate in Voice, Crane School of Music, 1974

Graduate Study, Crane School of Music, 1973-1974

Voice training in Los Angeles:  Dr. Maurice Allard, Jack Metz, Carlos Noble, Martin Katz, 1976-1981

Graduate Study, University of New Hampshire, 1996

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

Sigma Alpha Iota, Scholarship Award, Crane School of Music, 1973

Permanent National Certification in Voice, MTNA

2013 Teacher of the Year Award, North Carolina Music Teachers Association


Positions Held

Cary-Apex Piano Teachers Association, Cary, North Carolina

                Secretary, 1998-2000

                Vice-President, 2000-2002

                President, 2002-2004

North Carolina Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing

                Secretary, 2004-2006

                Vice-President/Conference Chair, 2006—2008

                President, 2008—2010

                District Governor, 2010—Present

North Carolina Music Teachers Association

                MTNA Competition Committee, 2006-2008

                President-elect/Conference Chair, 2008—2010

                President, 2010-2012

                Immediate Past-president, 2012– 2014


Conference Presentations

“Teaching Kids to Sing”, NC Music Teachers Conference, Davidson College, 2005

“Teaching Kids to Sing”, NATS National Conference, Nashville, TN 2007

“Teaching Kids to Sing”, NC Music Teachers Conference, Mars Hill University, 2013


Student Awards

1998-2013            National Federation of Music Clubs, numerous Superior ratings

2008-2013            North Carolina Chapter, NATS Student Auditions:

                                    First Place:  21    Second Place: 28     Third Place: 26

2008—2013         Mid-Atlantic Regional NATS Student Auditions:     First Place: 7

International Projects

Summer, 2011     Varna International (Varna, Bulgaria):

                                Co-director,The Magic Flute & Music Theater Revue

Summer, 2012     Established North Carolina Young Artists Project (Sansepolcro, Italy)

                                Co-director, Suor Angelica  & Music Theater Revue

Spring,    2013:    Taught children’s music classes, Santiago, Domincan Republic

Summer, 2013     North Carolina Young Artists Project: (Sansepolcro, Italy)

                                Co-director, Le Nozze di Figaro & Music Theater Revue

                                Co-director, Le Nozze di Figaro & Musical Theater Revue