Matthew Edwards

Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Mix it Up Monday: The “hat game” (for kids)

Viola Spolin (1906-1994) was an American acting teacher and educator who is largely responsible for creating the idea of “theatre games” in the United States. Spolin’s son Paul Sills was … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

MTR INTERVIEW #2: Matthew Edwards on The NEW CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Originally posted on Musical Theatre Resources:
Matthew Edwards For over a decade, Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia has hosted The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute. The Institute has drawn in…

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Technology Thursday: FREE and low cost online courses

The idea for today’s article came from a post by  Tracey Ford in the Professional Voice Teachers Facebook group (if you haven’t yet, join this wonderful group). As Tracey pointed out, … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: The blow ball game

Over the past few months I’ve had several requests to include demonstrations in my posts. So this week I decided to start playing around with video! From now on I will … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 8 Comments

Research Survey: Need your help!

Today I am writing to ask for your help on an important research project. My SU colleague and CCM Institute c0-founder Edrie Means Weekly and her colleagues Rachelle Fleming, Gwen Korovin, … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Technology Thursday: Real-time MRI IPA Chart

Imagine if you could see every movement of the vocal tract that occurs when producing all of the vowels and consonants in the IPA chart. YOU CAN! The Speech Production … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Sliding around the trouble spots

I have watched many masterclass where the teacher had the student slide up to a trouble spot or “siren” around the pitch to find release. It is a very useful indirect … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Technology Thursday: Inside “Hamilton’s” sound design

If you haven’t heard of “Hamilton” yet, look it up on Spotify and start listening. It is hands down the most exciting show in recent musical theatre history. Rap has … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: A fun interval exercise

Today’s exercise is a pretty straight forward way to help improve your students’ ears. It is helpful for singers of all styles to understand intervals but it is even more … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Technology Thursday: Sheet protectors and dry erase markers

I debated on whether or not to include this on the technology series, but since Wikipedia says that technology is “the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used … in the … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

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