Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: October, 2019

Mix it up Monday: Inhaling too much air

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know that I do not believe it is “all about the breath,” but that doesn’t mean I believe that breathing … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · 4 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Performing like a psychopath

“Cognitive dissonance, the mental┬áconflict┬áthat occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The unease or tension that the conflict arouses in people is relieved by one of several … Continue reading

October 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: How to allow placement to reveal itself (pt. 2)

Two weeks ago I discussed the philosophy of allowing placement to reveal itself instead of forcing it. Last week I gave a few exercises to help a singer discover where … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: How to allow placement to reveal itself (pt. 1)

    Last week I blogged about allowing forward placement to reveal itself instead of forcing it to happen. Someone asked “how do you allow the placement to reveal itself?” … Continue reading

October 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

Pedagogical Musings: Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy

There is a relatively new term that is quickly picking up attention and controversy in our field – Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP). The discussions intensified after Dr. Kari Ragan‘s article … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

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