Soprano Martha Elliott has enjoyed a varied career of performing, teaching and writing. Known for her clear voice, impeccable musicianship and dynamic stage presence, she has sung  repertoire from the Baroque to the contemporary avant-garde. Her research interests range from historical performance practice to menopause to mindfulness.


Thanks so much for visiting my web site.  I’m excited to announce that Singing in Style has been translated into Spanish and is now available. My more recent book So You Want to Sing Early Music is also available from the publisher and online. See the news page for more information on where to get both books. Information from the Singing Through Menopause Survey is now available on the writing page, including the poster paper from the NATS Chicago conference and the full article from the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Singing. 

So You Want to Sing Early Music

A Guide for Performers

“Elliott’s book on singing early music is outstanding, and unlocking all of its riches would be a long-term endeavor. Elliott has provided an excellent introduction for singers beginning to engage with this music, and she even offers new perspectives to those well-versed in the repertoire.” Ellen Harris, Early Music America, August, 2019

“The book’s greatest attribute is the context it provides. Elliott expertly reveals the styles and trends that evolved over centuries to form our current understanding of baroque performance practice.” Brian Manternach, Classical Singer Magazine, July, 2019

“An essential volume for singers, teachers, and even conductors of early music at any level.” Ryan Brandau, artistic director Amor Artis, Princeton Pro Musica

Singing in Style

A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices

bookCover“An indispensable guide for singers, pianists and teachers. Written from a singer’s viewpoint, Singing in Style raises a host of important issues, addressing them with clarity and insight.”  —Brian Zeger, Artistic Director of Vocal Arts, Juilliard School