Patricia is passionate about the human voice and is Australia’s first and only Certified McClosky Voice Technician (CMVT). She has dedicated her career to understanding and assisting her clients with achieving vocal efficiency and vocal freedom. She regularly works with clients on establishing or improving optimal vocal technique to fulfil their needs.
In order to fully underpin her practice, she has trained in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy and Australia. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Master of Music (Opera Performance) from The University of British Columbia; and completed her PhD (Under Revision) at The University of Western Australia.
She became a Certified McClosky Voice Technician in 2013 and is currently expanding her vocal knowledge with an M. Speech Pathology (part-time). Patricia Alessi specialises in the voice and regularly works with clients on establishing or improving optimal vocal technique to fulfil their personal and professional needs.
Her services include vocal tuition and coaching; public speaking; troubled voices; accent coaching; McClosky workshops; and customised corporate events.
Patricia is the new CEO of Djinda Boodja - Star Country and Perth Creative College of the historic Aboriginal Music Corporation. She is also a lecturer and researcher at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University, as well as is the Choral Director for the Dalkeith Road Gospel Choir.
Patricia was one of the founders of Australian Baroque, which debuted on ABC Classics in October 2019. In 2020, she founded Curate, an arts collective based on the principles of The Doctrine of Affections that is dedicated to bringing passion projects to life. Curate was in residence at the State library of WA (prior to COVID). It is now located at Jackson House, 295 Manning Road, Waterford, WA.
Patricia regularly performs worldwide and specialises in modern music and early music; however, she has performed across genres – from jazz to classical, cabaret to opera, and beyond.