"Newcomer Charles Dugan... has one of the most gorgeous singing voices you’ll ever hear on any stage anywhere."
Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald (2017)
“Dugan's powerful rendition of It All Fades Away will bring you to tears.”
Carolyn Trbovich, Broadway World (2017)
“I was especially enthralled with Mr. Dugan’s voice, which comfortably rose into the countertenor range.”
Peg Goldberg Longstreth, Florida Weekly (2010)
Dr. Charles "Chip" Dugan, tenor, is a Pennsylvania native. He is a clinical singing voice specialist and voice and language development consultant at Pittsburgh Voice & Speech Partners. He is the secretary of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Tri-State Chapter and an affiliate researcher at the Helou Laboratory for Vocal Systems Anatomy and Physiology Research at the University of Pittsburgh.
His passion is inspiring creativity in musicians, artists, and writers. He has been a guest lecturer, and presented his research on professional voice issues, at conferences and medical settings across the United States. His current research is focused on laryngeal self-massage for singers and nonverbal communication for opera singers.
He earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Miami (2020), as well as a Masters in Vocal Performance from Florida State University (2007), and a Bachelors in Vocal Performance from Ohio Northern University (2005).
He has training in Alexander Technique, Estill Method, McClosky Technique, laryngeal massage, voice science, vocal acoustics, sensory-cognitive language development, and mental health first aid.
He is an advocate for progressive change in the arts, a poet, and an editor for the chapbook publisher Beauty is Beauty Press.
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