Tisha Stadnicki, BA
Part-Time Lecturer and Ensemble Director: Pop, Jazz and Rock Singing, Jazz Choir, and Create Your Own Music ensembles; Lesson Instructor, Voice and Piano
Tisha Stadnicki has been teaching for 21 years and has been an instructor at Northeastern for 16 of those years. She has been a professional singer and musician for over 30 years.
Prof. Stadnicki began performing as a singer at the age of 5 with her mother’s musical group. She was featured on WCVB channel 5 at the age of 8, singing a song in the Boston area for The Jerry Lewis Telethon. She then joined the American Federation of Musicians as a clarinetist and pianist at the age of 13. She was a kid co-host and performer on WBZ’s “People are Talking” show on channel 4 in Boston at age 15. From being seen on that program, she was then invited to sing on KDKA’s show “Pittsburgh 2Day” on channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA.
After performing with her parents through her teens, Prof. Stadnicki later formed her own jazz and pop groups at the age of 18. She has performed throughout New England, New Brunswick, Canada, New York, and Washington D.C. The video of her jazz quartet was featured on BET’S “Jazz Discovery Show.”
As a singer/musician/songwriter, Prof. Stadnicki was featured on CD Review’s World Talent Hunt CD for her song “I Am Ready” and The Boston Rock n’ Roll Anthology series CD for her song “Feel So Good.” She played all the instruments, including saxophone, and produced the track. She also completed a CD of standards and originals in 2000 with her singing and playing the piano, and her father on saxophone, called “For Everything I Am.”
In addition, Prof. Stadnicki has written a handbook on vocal improvisation and style techniques called “Singing and Beyond.” There are two accompanying CDs with vocal and piano examples. It is used and applied in course work.
Currently, Prof. Stadnicki teaches voice and piano lesson instruction as well as courses, Pop, Jazz and Rock Singing: MUSC 1142, Jazz Choir and Combo: MUSC 1917, and Create Your Own Music: MUSC 1914.
She is a current member of NATS (The National Association of Teachers of Singing). Through the NATS New England conferences, she has taught master classes in voice at other universities and at other teachers’ private studios. She is also a member of ASCAP.