Lavonis, William J.

Dr. William Lavonis holds degrees in voice, opera and musical theatre from Cincinnati Conservatory, Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, and Shenandoah Conservatory. He is the Associate Editor of The Songs of Richard Faith and Producer of the companion CD recording Remember Me, released in fall 2001. Lavonis spent the 2000-01 school year on sabbatical in Santa Fe, NM doing extensive research on Native American singing and song. Dr. Lavonis is also Director of Opera at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Study of Native American Singing and Song
2004 0-7734-6274-0
This is the first study wholly devoted to the subject of vocal production. It brings together the collective knowledge of generations of ethnomusicologists, including the author’s firsthand experiences while on a year’s sabbatical in New Mexico.