Ep. 020: Bob Potsic - Singer/Musician
As a singer, Bob Potsic has performed numerous operas, oratorios, and has sung on Grammy Award nominated albums. He is best known for his engaging performances, enhanced by his massive onstage persona. Specializing in musical theatre pit orchestras, Bob has performed with many theatre companies throughout the United States. He is sought after for his sensitivity to the score, and ability to play multiple styles. Bob regularly holds a studio of nearly 50 students. Feeling at home teaching voice, guitar, piano, and bass, he has had many of his students successfully continue into the arts as a profession.
Bob was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago and began his studies on trombone in 5th grade and continued until freshman year of high school when he stopped music to pursue sports. Alongside his music making, Bob had also played sports his entire life. But a minor heart surgery sidelined him forever from organized sport. So he joined choir.
But Bob’s high school music endeavors didn’t end at choir. He was also involved in musicals, and show choir for four years. He played electric bass for the jazz band and re-joined band his junior year, only this time playing euphonium. There, he learned what dedication and hard work were through marching, concert, and jazz band seasons. Bob went on to attend Western Michigan University where he majored in voice, and got to travel the world while singing in choirs there.
His professional career began at 17 years old when he was hired by White Horse Theatre Company to play bass for a production of Songs for a New World. He continued playing at least one show a year from then on. In 2005, Bob began teaching private voice, moved back to Chicago in 2008 and continues his singing and teaching careers there.
When not immersed in music, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, lifting weights, and playing hockey.
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