Mollye Otis specializes in singing pedagogy for musical theatre. She opened her independent teaching practice, “STAR CITY STUDIO“, in Roanoke,Virginia after retiring from East Carolina University in 2017, where she served as the voice teacher for the BFA Musical Theatre Program. Previously, she was a faculty member of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, the Penn State University, the University of Central Florida, the New World School for the Arts and the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training. As a freelance musician, she spent many years in New York music directing, playing in pit orchestras, coaching, and playing rehearsals, auditions and classes. She has played for the Broadway shows Chicago and Victor Victoria and national tours of Spamalot, My Fair Lady, Forbidden Broadway, and Drowsy Chaperone.
Ms. Otis is a proud member of 802 American Federation of Musicians Union of New York, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Virginia chapter), Music Teachers National Association (Roanoke Valley chapter), Musical Theatre Educators Alliance, The Association for Popular Music Education, and the Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees of Music, a Vocology Certificate, certification in LoVetri Somatic Voice and Lisa Popeil Voiceworks, as well as training in Estill Voice International, Levels I and II.
Mollye’s students are working on Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, Disney productions, cruise ships and theme park shows. She counts her greatest thrill as seeing them onstage, doing what they love to do and finding their way to joy as successful singing actors.