The Shot Executive Producer C.J. Allen announced today that Teresa Nocita-Cirillo will join the panel as a guest judge for Season 5’s Boot Camp. Teresa will sit alongside the resident judges which include C.J., Joni NehRita and Danya Dixon. Longtime stage manager for The Shot and city/life/arts editor for the Waterloo Region Record, Neil Ballantyne will also join the panel. Teresa and Neil will be filling in for Juneyt Yetkiner and Jessie T.

Since the 1990’s, Teresa Cirillo has provided professional vocal instruction to developing artists and performers throughout Canada. Teresa studied Voice Technique and Musicianship at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and has studied under several notable Canadian vocal coaches. An accomplished musician, Teresa has performed professionally throughout North America and Europe. She has performed in a band since the age of 13 and now performs across Ontario as the lead vocalist for the funk/soul band, The Chasers.

Recently, Teresa has toured Canada and the U.S. coaching developing artists, sitting on panels alongside Grammy Award-Winning producers and large label management, and producing vocals for many emerging artists. Teresa has just begun writing a book on her own, highly-requested vocal technique, “The Vocal Compass.”

In addition to being a well-respected performer and vocal coach, Teresa is a successful entrepreneur. As the owner of her own music school, Studio E Music and Arts, Teresa continues to cultivate a new generation of musicians, artists, and instructors in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.