…a voice of majestic proportion, smooth as silk. The Duchess gave her ample opportunity to almost steal the show.
Charles H. Parsons
The American Record Guide
Elaine Fox jumped into the role of Rosina with two hours notice and sang the role from the pit. A remarkable achievement.
Paul Horsley
The Kansas City Star
Elaine Fox has a beautiful classical voice, which is no wonder since she has performed in operatic roles all over the country.
Her duet with Amy Coady on the “Silent Night/O Holy Night” combination was stunning. I heard a gentleman behind me whisper, “That was beautiful,” as the number was ending. Her second act song, “God Bless My Family” was tremendously powerful; there was hardly a dry eye in the house.
She brought breathtaking beauty and sultriness to the title role.
Stanford Felix
Founder/President/Artistic Director - Kansas Concert Opera
Elaine artfully delivers what may be the show’s best known number…
Thomas Harper
The Review


Elaine's Favorite Roles

Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos

Meg in Little Women

Carmen in Carmen

Serse in Serse

Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream

Elaine has performed at these venues and many more...


Lyric Opera of Kansas City
The Kansas City Symphony
Kansas Concert Opera
Quality Hill Playhouse
The New Theatre Restaurant
The American Heartland Theatre
Musical Theatre Heritage
Kansas City Civic Opera Theatre


Florida Grand Opera
Lake George Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera
Nevada Opera
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Chautauqua Opera
Ohio Light Opera
Des Moines Symphony
Rhode Island Civic Orchestra
Chautauqua Symphony


Elaine has taught voice lessons for 20+ years privately and at colleges and universities across Kansas City, including Park University, UMKC Conservatory of Music Communiversity and Kansas City Kansas Community College. Her private voice studio is located in Shawnee, KS and serves Olathe, Leavenworth, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, the Shawnee Mission School District and the Blue Vally School District.

Academic Achievements

B.M. Voice Performance, UMKC Conservatory of Music
Scholarship Recipient

M.A. Voice Performance, UMKC Conservatory of Music
Apprentice Artist with Lyric Opera of Kansas City Full Scholarship Recipient



Actor's Equity Association (AEA)
Mu Phi Epsilon

Vocal Method

Free and Supported

Elaine teaches a free, supported vocal technique that engages the entire body. She works with students to sing on the breath with a supported tone. When open throat is understood in a buoyant and flexible way, students are able to sing in a spontaneous manner that allows them the freedom to be connected dramatically to text and deliver an engaging performance. All of her students are guided to a technique that allows them the freedom to express themselves, regardless of the style of music — musical theatre, classical, pop, jazz, etc.

Studio Policies & Practices

Be Prompt
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your lesson time. Students are encouraged to come early or stay after their lesson to listen and learn from other students.

Record Your Lesson
Keep a personal JOURNAL of technique and ideas from each lesson. A tape recorder and iPhone dock can be provided.

24-Hour Cancellation
Ms. Fox requires 24 hours advance notice if a student needs to cancel or reschedule a lesson. If a student fails to provide 24 hours notice, the student will be charged for the scheduled lesson. Ms. Fox will reschedule any lesson within the week it is cancelled if given 24-hour advance notice and there is a time available.

In the event of severe weather, Ms. Fox will continue to teach. Coming to the lesson is left to the student/parent. If you feel comfortable driving to the lesson, we will continue as scheduled. If not, the lesson will be rescheduled.

Students will have the opportunity to perform in recitals, masterclasses and workshops throughout the year. Students are provided the opportunity to work with some of the finest pianist and coaches in Kansas City. Fees range from $10-25 per event. Fees are posted in advance of the event.