Matt Edwards

Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Monthly Archives: August, 2016

Mix it up Monday: Take my breath away

 Young women often struggle with breathiness in their head voice and it can prove rather frustrating for both teacher and student. I’ve observed a number of masterclasses where the teacher … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 8 Comments

Mix it up Monday: McClosky articulation exercises

David Blair McClosky was a classical baritone, voice teacher and therapist who worked with professional speakers, singers, and actors. He also created The McClosky Technique, which is still taught via … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to gain a better understanding of your students

  We know intuitively that our students have unique personalities. From the moment they walk into our studio we assess how they see the world and how they experience their voice … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Technology Thursday: Two very different paths to a hit song

During the third session of the CCM Institute I moderated a great conversation with Lisa Popeil and Marcelle Gauvin about the realities of the recording industry. We talked about the … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Closely related vowels

First of all, my apologies for taking so long between posts. On Sunday July 24th, we wrapped up the 14th annual CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah, this being our first … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

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