John Huntington's lifelong study of the human voice is reflected in an enduring career as a singer and actor, as well as more than fifty years of teaching and coaching. His students thrive in an environment of enthusiastic exploration of bel canto technique and expressive musicality that embraces every style and branch of singing art. As one of California's premier musical theatre actors, Mr. Huntington has won acclaim in roles as widely diverse as Bud Frump, Tevye, Cyrano de Bergerac, and even “God.” His vocal gifts are similarly varied and embrace the operatic, oratorio and concert repertoires, as well as folk, jazz, and church music. His singing career began as a highly regarded professional boy soprano and continues as a respected baritone. A popular recitalist and concert soloist, he has frequented the stage with opera and musical theatre companies, symphonies, and choral organizations.
A native of Tacoma, Washington, and graduate of Brigham Young University, Mr. Huntington's advanced training continued in New York under the tutelage of noted director, Tad Danielewski. He has taught singing and acting in New York, Washington, Utah and California, and is currently on the faculty at Saddleback College. He is an award-winning stage and musical director and choral conductor. For many years, he served as a director for the largest outdoor historical pageant in the country, The Hill Cumorah Pageant, in upstate New York. In addition to his work as actor, voice-over artist, director, costumer and singer, he operates the John Huntington Studio, a private voice instruction facility in Mission Viejo, California, where he resides with his wife of nearly 45 years. They are happily the parents of 7 children and 15 grandchildren.
Throughout his life, Mr. Huntington has employed his gifts in service to the community. His stirring rendition of the national anthem has frequently been heard at civic events and elsewhere. He has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America, has sat on civic committees and commissions, and spent many years with the public schools promoting literacy with young children. His readings of stories for children captivate audiences young and old, and his recitals or choral programs frequently include readings from the works of the great poets. Deeply active in church service, his skills as teacher, musician, and leader have ministered comfort, learning, and uplift to thousands. He has rendered his services for countless celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, worship services, and other gatherings.
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“Music is a spiritual food for which there is no substitute; and he who will not feed upon it will live in spiritual anemia until death.” ― Zoltan Kodaly
The study of singing at the John Huntington Studio is intended to expand and enhance the singer's expressive power by integrating the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of “the first art” through the effective application of sound bel canto technique. Every branch of the singing art is benefited by adherence to good technique, and we are convinced of the effectiveness of its principles by many years of experience in the studio and on stage.
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