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ABOUT ME

Hello and Welcome!

I've had a love for singing throughout my childhood, and my passion expanded to the stage when I performed my first ever role of Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man. I was fortunate to have a father who always said I could literally do anything I want in life and find success. So I majored in music and pursued a career in singing with experiences spanning the globe in many genres including opera, musical theatre, sacred music and art song. My aspiration to teach led me to earning my Doctor of Musical Arts degree. 


Throughout my journey, I've faced many recurring physical and mental challenges ranging from having tension down to my toes to limiting beliefs up in my head. Many of those limiting beliefs were about what constitutes a successful “career” in singing and the supposedly "right" way to do it. However, I've discovered that for every unavailable or out of reach opportunity, there remains an infinite amount of new opportunities just waiting to be created! 


Anyone can be the creator or catalyst for a wealth of possibilities, even you! I created The Lucrative Artist to help artists and creative types position themselves to develop their own new opportunities. I love helping people overcome limited beliefs, realize their truest niches and acquire the additional vital entrepreneurial skills and knowledge they need to succeed. I truly want everyone to become empowered to have the successful careers and lives they truly desire and deserve!

Brian Witkowski, DMA,
Founder and Coach-Consultant

Brian Witkowski, DMA, Founder and Coach-Consultant

My Background

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DMA, University of Arizona

MM, Oakland University

BM, Loyola University New Orleans


Applied Voice Instruction

Academic and Career Advisor

Mentor to First-Generation College Freshmen 

Musical Theatre Workshop and Audition Techniques Instruction

Adjudicator for NATS and Other Competitions

K-12 Opera Outreach Performing and Teaching

Arts Integration Seminars

Professional Development Workshops

20+ Years of Music Ministry


Performance Career (15 Years and Counting)  

  Some Favorite Roles and Solo Repertoire: 

  • Lord Farquaad in Shrek: The Musical 
  • Lancelot in Spamalot
  • Papageno in The Magic Flute 
  • Charles Guiteau in Assassins
  • Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd
  • Marius in Les Miserables
  • Doctors in next to normal
  • Father in Hansel and Gretel
  • Beethoven's An die fern Geliebte
  • Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin
  • Schumann's Dichterliebe
  • Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Fauré's L'Horizon Chimérique
  • Ravel's Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
  • Paul Bowles' Blue Mountain Ballads
  • J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata
  • J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass
  • Handel's Messiah
  • Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem
  • Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass