"Bobby is organized, well prepared, possesses a wealth of musical knowledge and is more than capable of thinking on his feet. He provides a vital element for anchoring musical ideas and helping to best realize them and always gives due diligence to the project, no matter how big or how small." - Kiefo Nilsson
Dr. Bobby Halvorson is an educator, vocalist, recording artist, composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. Over the course of two decades, Halvorson has created a substantial and diverse body of original work that consists of compositions, recordings, performances, arrangements and orchestrations, musical theatre pieces, and concerts.
As a vocalist with a four-octave range, Dr. Halvorson has performed in a vast array of vocal styles ranging from classical to theatre to jazz to pop to metal to Tuvan throat-singing. He has spent years using himself as a test subject for finding new and interesting ways to use the human voice. He has performed both nationally and internationally with shows like Jomama Jones | Radiate and Harry Nilsson's The Point and has worked as a recording artist with Van Dyke Parks and comedian Tim Heidecker. His voice has been heard in performances in Mexico City at Radio UNAM and at Hai Yun Music School in Qingdao, China.
Halvorson earned his MFA and DMA from California Institute of the Arts majoring in music composition and vocal performance. He has been a music educator for over a decade and taught numerous courses at Stanford University, California Institute of the Arts, AMDA - Los Angeles, Rio Hondo College and California College of Music where he held the position of Choral Department Chair. He has taught courses ranging from fundamental to advanced music theory, music composition, arranging, songwriting, music history, world music, and ear-training. However, the bulk of his time as an educator has been spent studying and shaping the human voice.
As a voice researcher and educator, Halvorson has worked with hundreds of students from different ages, experience levels, cultures, and musical interests. Some of his past clients include Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Gad, Angelito Garcia, and Daniel Alexander Jones.