JAN PROKOP recognizes that every voice and every person is truly unique. Her winning blend of Body Mapping, breath management and resonance is the foundation for a customized technique that creates immediate, long lasting and healthy results. Jan has dedicated her teaching career to marrying the stability of traditional vocal technique with the excitement of a musical theatre sound to create an effortless and healthy instrument.
Her students appear on and off-Broadway, regional theatre and national tours in Evita (revival & nat’l tour), Sister Act, Spiderman, Motown, Jersey Boys, Wicked (B’way & nat’l tour), The Visit, Cats, Rocky; Regional – The Lion King, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, The Buddy Holly Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and West Side Story (regional & nat’l tour), Pippin, Chorus Line, 1776, The King & I, Mary Poppins: Off-B’way Avenue Q, The Marvelous Wonderettes.
Dr. Prokop is an Andover Educator® licensed to teach Body Mapping. In addition to her ongoing NYC workshop “Body Mapping with Jan Prokop” and private voice studio, she presents Body Mapping master classes, workshops and private coachings throughout the country that are designed for the specific performer. Her institutional Body Mapping clientele include Penn State University Music Theatre Program, University of Utah Music Theatre students, Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Opera Workshop, Opera Workshop at Montclair State University, the choirs of CWPost, the University of Missouri, Newark Arts High School, combined concert band and concert choirs of the Columbia High School as well as the Trombone Ensemble at Montclair State University.
She is Adjunct Professor of Voice at Montclair State University Cali School of Music NJ, Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Surgery at the University of Utah, and Body Mapping educator for Respiro Opera NYC and Broadway for All. She has served on the faculty at NYU’s Cap21 Studio/Tisch School of the Arts and was a founding member of The Actors Studio faculty at The New School. Dr. Prokop is a Master Voice Teacher with the NATS Intern program and has presented workshops and master classes at the Voice Foundation Symposium, NATS Eastern Regional Conference, NATS World Voice Day Seminar, NATS-Northern Utah, NYSTA’s Professional Development Program and throughout the U.S. and Brazil. A Van Lawrence Fellow, Dr. Prokop is a Singing Voice Specialist who works with leading laryngologists, voice therapists and speech scientists in the care and rehabilitation of injured voices and voice research. She is a member of AEA, AATS (American Academy of Teachers of Singing), active in NATS & NYSTA and served as president of the NATS-NYC chapter.
As a performer, Jan has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and the Middle East in opera, oratorio, concert, cabaret and musical theater. Prokop received her Doctorate of Music from Indiana University.