Paolo Fabris

Lecturer in Vocal studies

Paolo is an accomplished Italian actor, singer and vocal coach. He earned his Diploma of Jazz Singing in 2000 from Centro Professione Musica in Milan, Italy. Paolo studied singing under Francesca Oliveri and Paola Folli. He was introduced to Estill Voice Training during the 2001 course where he studied under Jo Estill, Jim Heiner, and Anne-Marie Speed and later Elisa Turla’.
With a passion for musical theatre, Paolo studied acting in the Stanislavskij's Method and has worked with a number of major companies in Italy playing leading roles in Fame, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Sound of Music. He has also directed numerous productions of Cats, The Lion King, and Wicked for San Carlo College in Milan. During his career, Paolo has given his voice to a number of animation movies, TV and Radio advertisements.

In 2006 he obtains the qualification as Certified Course Instructor in the Estill Voice Training making him one of the seven Australians authorized to teach the EVT in public courses.

Paolo started lecturing in Vocal Studies at Charles Darwin University in 2009. He conducts five choirs for the school of Creative Arts and Humanities: Growing voices, Mixed Youth Choir, (VoxCrox community Choir), Still Belting Out! (Senior Citizens choir) and the CDU Students Choir.
Currently he is the director of the Centre for Youth and Community Music (CDU) and lecturer in Vocal Studies

Research Areas

  • Anatomy and physiology of the Voice
  • The employment of the Estill Voice Training in Tertiary education
  • Pedagogy of Voice
  • Choral conducting
  • Musical Theatre (studies and performance)

Recent Research and Presentation

  • The employment of the Estill Voice Training in Community Choirs (Masters by research, 2015 Charles Darwin University)
  • Teaching Estill Voice Training to aboriginal musicians (2013, Harvard)
  • The employment of Estill Voice Training in tertiary education (2012, Charles Darwin University)


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