Welcome to
The Web-U-lous World of Dr. Y!

Click the link to hear Yvonne's Audio Greeting:
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Yvonne Dechance
photo credit: Scot Lerner


Yvonne René Dechance is a classically-trained singer and music educator with a specialty in voice diction. She holds a B.A in Music from Whitworth College, and the M.M. in Voice and Vocal Pedagogy and D.M.A. in Voice Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. Yvonne has a special interest in creating hypermedia and web-based technology; her educational projects include Phoneticism(TM) Voice Diction Software and the The Diction Domain(TM). She has served The National Association of Teachers of Singing in many capacities: as a member of its Board of Directors, National Webmaster, as a President of the Tampa Bay NATS Chapter and District Governor for Florida. Yvonne has taught both privately and as a member of university music faculties; she is currently residing and teaching in Paris, France.

The Web-U-lous World of Dr. Y is the official website for Yvonne's performing and educational activities. Within this site you'll find information about the educator and the artist, sample programs and photos from some of her favorite performances, and online versions of her academic and performance resumes. If you are looking for information about studying voice, make sure you visit the Skills and Scales Section.

In the Spotlight:

Dr. Y's Sample Vocal Warm-ups and Exercises (pdf, 104K) (as featured at ICVT 2013)

Studio update:

Yvonne is now accepting students through audition for her private studio in Paris, France; contact studio@scaredofthat.com for details.

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Click the links below to hear excerpts from some of Yvonne's live concerts.

Note: These sound files are large to preserve quality;
a fast internet connection is recommended to play these files.

"Amarilli, mia bella" --Giulio Caccini [mp3 sound file, size: 4.0M]

"Hark! The Echoing Air a Triumph Sings" --Henry Purcell [mp3 sound file, size: 2.4M]

Yvonne Dechance in Concert

Yvonne Dechance, soprano
with Kurt Knecht, accompanist
Photo courtesy of Terry Mohn



or Everything you wanted to know (about me), but were afraid to ask:


Story Shorts:


Check out what's new!

The Story of Me

Chapter 1: "I was born in April, on Bingo Night...."

Squalid Details"

See! The Resume That Ate Chicago

...an online version of Yvonne's professional resume.

A Soubrette's Life

...the online version of Yvonne's performance resume.


Simple gifs

...An electronic scrapbook of some of
Yvonne's favorite costumes and roles.

Sample Programs

...from some of Yvonne's favorite recitals.

Scratches and Scribbles

...representative writings.


Skills and Scales:

Voice Studio Intro

Frequently-Asked Questions about Voice Training


Soprano for Hire:

Recital Programs and other Performances

Workshops and Master-classes

Discussions, Lectures and Presentations



Educational Software

Web Development


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Emailing Yvonne

... is a Snap!: She's at ydechance@scaredofthat.com

Or use the Direct Email feature.

Site Credits

Sheet Music

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this page last updated May 2, 2013

The Web-U-lous World of Dr. Y's Home Page URL is http://www.yvonnedechance.com/yworld/
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