Dr. Dorothy-Jean Lloyd

Voice Instructor
Jazz / Popular Voice
Classical Voice
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Dorothy received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia, her Master's of Music Degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, her DMA in Opera Production and Stage Direction from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Professional Studies, and her Master's in Special Education from National Louis University in Skokie, IL. She also attended the Julliard School in New York City.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Dorothy was fortunate enough to have a lot of talented and helpful teachers during her time as a musician. Those that had the most significant impact on her were: Pierette Alarie, Harold Douglas Brown, Oren Brown, Regine Crespin, Elizabeth Grummer, Martin Isepp, Judith Natalucci, Ellen Repp, and Léopold Simoneau.

Awards and achievements: 

Several of Ms. Lloyd's accomplishments include receiving a scholarship for The Julliard School Career Grants, the Canada Council Career Grant, and the Affaires Culturelles de France Scholarship and Teaching Fellowship at UCLA. She has also performed in, and co-produced, a production of "The Rake's Progress", and co-produced a workshop production of "Le Nozze di Figaro". Additionally, apprenticed for two seasons at the Paris Opera.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Other professional affiliations of Ms. Lloyd's is being on NATS (National Association Of Teachers), and the Director of Music at The Cove School. She is also currently teaching at the Music Institute of Chicago, North Park University, and the National Louis University.

Interests outside of music: 

Other than music, Dorothy enjoys theatre, music theatre, and travel.

Favorite quote: 

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him." Pablo Casals


"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." Pablo Casals

Favorite practice tip: 

Short and frequent practice sessions.

Favorite composer or piece to play: 

French repertoire - Berlioz, Debussy, Fauré, Ravel, Poulenc

Favorite musical moment: 

Performing La Morte de Cléopatra (Berlioz)