Asunta D'urso Fleming's Voice Studio LA guides the development of dozens of young artists located across the country with professional vocal coaching and career consulting. Her goal is to develop the individual voice of the artist and help each student reach their highest potential.
We encourage emerging and established artists to work with us on their technique. No matter what age, learning the fundamentals of vocal support will propel your vocal skill and ultimately sustain a long and thriving career.
Asunta has a degree in Classical Vocal Performance and teaches a combination of Speech Level Singing and Bel Canto.
Lessons begin by focusing on the singer's breath-- isolating the muscular function of breathing, muscular coordination, and strength training. Asunta focuses on the orientation of the voice in relationship to the singer's natural speech, grounding the voice and giving the singer greater control of their instrument.
Asunta then moves into a series of scientifically designed vocalizes to begin directing vocal muscle coordination, while improving the vocal range, intonation, flexibility, buoyancy and facility the voice, creating a seamless connection through the passages.
Asunta was raised within the vibrant art scene of Kansas City, studying at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music with Metropolitan Opera stars and the Kansas City Ballet, able to perform in a semi-professional theatre scene at an early age. Landing the role of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz led her down the yellow brick road toward a vibrant and versatile career in the entertainment industry.
A degree in Vocal Performance sent her worldwide, touring as Maria in West Side Story as well as Rachel in Two By Two. She then continued her studies at the Brevard Opera Center working further with Metropolitan Opera stars, performing with Doc Severinson in concert, and also appearing in an operatic production of “FLORA” at the Dock Street Theatre filmed on PBS.
In the middle of competing in the Miss Florida Pageant, she was selected out of thousands of hopefuls from across the country for a performance contract at Walt Disney World Florida, originating new Broadway-style shows as a “Kid of the Kingdom.” Her Disney duties included performing at the Canadian National Expo and touring Disney target markets nationally and abroad, as well as originating the popular show Fantasy Follies for Disney. After joining the cast of “Hoop De Doo” and the acclaimed “Voices of Liberty,” she was chosen to host Walt Disney World Week, beginning her love affair with the hosting format.
It was her acclaimed performance as Joan of Arc in Jean Annouills "The Lark" that persuaded her to take a contract with the Burt Reynolds Theatre, leaving Disney to work with such luminaries as Julie Harris, Charles Nelson Reilly Vincent Gardenia Charles Durning, as well as George Chakiris in straight shows and musicals like Stop the World I want To Get Off, Sweet Charity, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Mass Appeal. She went on to win a Carbonel award for GODSPELL, named one of Florida’s 50 Most Valuable People along with Jo Stafford, Burt Reynold’s, and Jimmy Buffet.
Moving to the warm city of Ojai to raise her daughter brought Asunta back to the stage where she played the fiery Kate in Kiss Me Kate for OACT and back to LA for the World premiere originating the role of ROSE in the Rose Bowl Queens, How Katrina Plays and Great Expectations at The Odyssey. She began to establish herself as a powerhouse within the community, opening for touring names like Roslyn Kind and Lorna Luft. After performing in several Cabaret shows at the world renowned Ojai Valley Inn, she began starring in many local professional productions including I DO I Do, She Loves Me, and recently Grand Hotel. As a sought after vocal coach with her studio The Voice Studio/LA, her cabaret experience was put to full use when the husband/wife team began starring her students in both jazz and holiday styled concerts to raise money for the Nordhoff High School stage in town.
As a proud mother and respected teacher, her greatest joy is cultivating and nurturing the talent of others, watching her students blossom with full careers and eternal possibilities in front of them.
"Mamma Mia!" Live Review
Asunta Fleming recently starred in the production of "Mamma Mia!" as Donna Sheridan in California, reviewed by
“Mamma Mia!” Ojai Art Center Theater’s staging of the zesty, nonstop musical, offers dynamic leads who can belt out songs, move like acrobats and stand out as distinctive characters, most important in a show that balances a bit of plot with a lot of song and dance.
Today’s audiences may not all be familiar with the ABBA pop music era from the mid-1970s through the early ’80s. The Swedish-based group’s upbeat performances and records brought a bright, easy-to-listen-to touch when they burst onto the international musical scene by winning the Eurovision Song Contest, then quickly secured their popularity with nonstop recordings until they disbanded in 1983.
But they didn’t entirely disappear. “Mamma Mia!” is the work of two ABBA members, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who turned from recording the group’s songs to creating musicals, including “Mamma Mia!” first staged in 1999 and since heard around the world. British playwright Catherine Johnson penned the musical’s book, garnering a Tony Award.
Ojai is staging its production with a cast of nearly 30 actor-singer-dancers, many familiar to their stage’s fans, with Tracey Williams Sutton as director and Herb Hemming as producer.
The show’s audiences don’t need a program bio to realize Asunta Fleming as Donna Sheridan is the hands-down standout in the show. A professional performer who is an actress, singer, dancer and vocal teacher with extensive credits, Fleming is now based in Nashville, but claims Ojai as one of her favorite locations. Fleming is gifted with a wide range of beguiling vocal strengths, paired with alert acting skills and even a bit of amusing, and amazing, dance moves. No matter what she sings, audiences will want to listen. Among her songs in the show are “Money, Money, Money,” “Super Trouper,” “Our Last Summer” and “The Winner Takes It All.”