Merrill S. Shea

56 Browne Street

Brookline, MA 02446



Merrill Shea



  • Boston University, Bachelor of Music


Work Experience

  • Teacher of singing/speech and voice therapist since 1972.

  • Currently teacher of singing at The Boston Conservatory.


Students and former voice therapy clients have performed:

  • Leading roles in Broadway productions of Ragtime

  • A Little Night Music

  • 42nd Street

  • My Vaudeville Man (Tony Award nomination)

  • NYC Opera revival of The Most Happy Fella,


Broadway ensemble members of All Shook Up, Nine to Five, Titanic, Les Misérables.

Leading roles in national and international touring companies of Spring Awakening, Nunsense, Forbidden Broadway, Annie, Fiddler, and numerous New England Equity productions. They have recorded for CBS, RCA, Arista, Atlantic, and many smaller labels.

Former instructor in singing Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; The National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA.


Former Staff Voice Therapist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Former music director of the Mozart at Newport Music Festival, The North Shore Light Opera, the M.I.T. Summer orchestral program, the Cambridge Madrigal Singers, university and community theater productions of operetta and musical theater.


Past President of the McClosky Institute.


Seminars and workshops in singing, speech, and voice therapy for choruses, school systems, music educator conventions, theater groups, and corporations throughout New England and the Pacific Northwest.


Maria Argyros

 Jay Lane

Mathew Rippere   

James Frost  


Vice President  



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