Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: November, 2017

Mix it up Monday: Preparing students for the audition room

Audition season is upon us. Colleges are looking for new students, summer stocks are trying to cast their season, and theatres are wrapping up casting for spring shows. While in … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: A few thoughts from Cornelius Reid on designing vocal exercises

In chapter 7 of “The Free voice: A guide to natural singing,” Cornelius Reid discusses his views on vocal exercises. Reid says that all exercises must be “constructed with four … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Empowering students to find their own musical theatre rep

Finding repertoire is one of the biggest challenges for voice teachers who train musical theatre performers. In the classical world, teachers are often expected to be the ones who find … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · 6 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Thinking about body type and age when teaching breath management

In Your Voice: An Inside View, Dr. Scott McCoy identifies three types of inhalation patterns: clavicular, thoracic, and abdominal. In a clavicular breath, the singer elevates the upper chest by lifting … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

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