Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: April, 2017

Mix it up Monday: Lay down and sing

When I was a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, we began every acting class lying on the ground and assessing our body. We would then progress through a … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Melodic Interpolations

Thanks to the popularity of song interpretations on The Voice and American Idol, many singers today want to make every song their own by adding riffs and other ornamentations. Some … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Onsets and Releases

When singing classical music, performers primarily use clean onsets and releases. In a clean/simultaneous onset, the vocal folds begin vibrating at the same time as air is released. In a … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

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