La Tanya Hall

  • Associate Professor of Jazz Voice

Areas of Study


  • BA, University of Colorado at Boulder


Multifaceted vocalist La Tanya Hall has collaborated with a long list of celebrated performers across a variety of genres, including Harry Belafonte, Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Rob Thomas. She has appeared as a soloist with the American Composer’s Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony, among other ensembles.

Hall has taught at the New School and at Five Towns College in Long Island, N.Y. She has sung at festivals around the world and teaches master classes with the National YoungArts Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied music and journalism.

Hall counts her years devoted to teaching among the most rewarding experiences of her career. “I respect the process and consider it a gift to be able to teach this next generation the fundamentals of the jazz vocal legacy,” she says. “This music is steeped in tradition, and I continue to be touched and amazed at the dedication of the younger generations to keep it alive.”

Her debut recording, It’s About Time, was released in 2008 to widespread acclaim. In 2019, Hall released Say Yes with pianist and producer Andy Milne and his Unison Trio made up of John Hébert on bass and drummer Clarence Penn. 

Spring 2024

Principal Private Study - Jazz Voice — PVST 029
Secondary Private Study - Jazz Voice — PVST 079
Gospel Chorus — JAZZ 702
Jazz Ensemble-Small Group — JAZZ 803
Stage, Story, and Song — JAZZ 804

Fall 2024

Principal Private Study - Jazz Voice — PVST 029
Secondary Private Study - Jazz Voice — PVST 079
Jazz Ensemble - Small Group — JAZZ 803
Circle Singing Ensemble — JAZZ 805


Oberlin Improv Fest 2023 Celebrates Range of Creative Practices

March 2, 2023

This year Oberlin students have had the opportunity for the first time to declare a minor in a new formalized course of study in improvisation. And from Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, they will have an immersive experience in the Oberlin Improv Fest 2023. All events of the festival are also open to audiences and are free.

This Week in Photos: Perfectly Pitched

June 1, 2022

Students in the Class of 2022 walk down a shaded pathway that joins a large tent nestled in a backyard on Forest Street. They will soon be welcomed by their host, President Carmen Twillie Ambar, into a spring day senior garden party.