Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: September, 2019

Mix it up Monday: Allow placement to reveal itself, don’t force it

Students frequently ask me where they need to place their voice. My answer is usually some version of “I don’t know.” I am not being flippant; I honestly do not … Continue reading

September 30, 2019 · 11 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Small dog, big dog

While a slightly raised larynx can provide a beneficial acoustic boost for some CCM singers, it can also become problematic. If you work with musical theatre performers who primarily sing … Continue reading

September 23, 2019 · 5 Comments

Mix it up Monday: The Tongue Depressor

The memories are very clear. It was my freshman year of college and I was looking in a mirror while holding a popsicle stick on my tongue in order to … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Confirmation Bias

One thing that has puzzled me recently is how there is still a strong cohort of teachers that preach that singing “is all about the breath“ when the science clearly … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

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