Meet the Coaches   

 Dr. Barry Bounous   

Dr. Barry Bounous

 

Dr. Barry Bounous has been a member of the BYU voice faculty since 1992. In addition, he has a private vocal school called VoiceWorks. He teaches both classical and contemporary styles and has been the musical director for several local productions.

Dr. Bounous has an infectious fun attitude. He keeps his students smiling, but also helps them achieve their best in a relaxed atmosphere. When it comes to improving your technique, he is no-nonsense, and will provide you with insights that produce fast and effective improvement.

He has performed with major regional opera companies and universities throughout the western United States.  This includes roles (over thirty) as diverse as: The Bishop in "Les Miserable In Concert" ... Archibald in "The Secret Garden" ... Tony in "The Most Happy Fella" ... Guglielmo in "Cosi Fan’ Tutte" ... Falke in "Die Fledermaus" ... Almaviva and Figaro in "The Marriage of Figaro" and Leporello in "Don Giovanni" ... among others, totaling over 200 performances.  He was also recently in a production of Lex De Azevedo's musical production "Gloria."

He is a native Utahn.  He is married to Debra Bounous (also a singer and trainer). They have 4 children.  When not singing, you’ll find Dr. Bounous and his family in the Utah mountains either hiking or skiing!

 Dr. Barry Bounous   
 Debra Bounous   

Debra Bounous

 

Debra Bounous is a founder of VoiceWorks Singing Studios, a member of Brigham Young University's Voice Faculty and has developed programs for students in the community. of all ages. Her approach is positive and supportive, helping all her students have a fun, friendly learning experience.

As a professional and experienced vocal coach, she teaches everything from fundamentals to advanced techniques. She teaches classes, private lessons, small groups, and special theme-oriented performances. She helps students develop their potential as performers and, ultimately, soloists.

Debra is also a professional performer and recording artist herself. Her foundational instruction applies to singing styles from classical to stage to contemporary.