Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: May, 2017

Mix it up Monday: The benefits of using chest register when training sopranos

Last week I wrote about the benefits of using falsetto when teaching men. This week I am going to focus on the opposite register and gender – chest voice for … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 6 Comments

Mix it up Monday: The benefits of using falsetto when teaching men

When I began studying voice, I spent years of lessons focusing primarily on bringing my mix into the upper range. I had good results with this approach and over the course … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 15 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Begin with the source

The source-filter theory of vocal production states that it is the combination of vocal fold vibration and vocal tract resonance that creates the final product. When the vocal folds vibrate, … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Mix it up Moday: Applying yoga principles in voice training

It is the end of the semester at Shenandoah Conservatory and as students prepare for their juries, I am hearing a lot of complaints of stress induced vocal problems. Students are reporting … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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