Independent Teacher Laura Donohue discusses ways to help singers trust their voices when switching sounds systems and venues. Continue reading How Microphone Technology Throws Vocalists for a (Auditory Feedback) Loop and What to Do About It // Laura Donohue
UK Vocal Coach Kim Chandler provides a comprehensive list of foundational knowledge and skills for voice teachers. Continue reading So You Want to Teach Singing: A Multidisciplinary Perspective // Kim Chandler
Contemporary Voice Specialist Kat Reinhert discusses her research and thoughts on CCM training and Popular Music Artist Development in higher education. Continue reading Expanding the Circle: CCM and Popular Music in Higher Ed // Kat Reinhert
Independent Studio Teacher Julie Dean shares tips for helping singers transition from classical music singing to popular music singing. Continue reading Recalibrating for Popular Music Singing // Julie Dean
Belmont University Commercial Voice Professor Kate Paradise gives us an overview of some important developments in music over the last decade. Continue reading Five Lessons Voice Teachers Can Take From the Last Decade of Popular Music // Kate Paradise
Berklee Associate Professor Marcelle Gauvin discusses her expansion from functional vocal pedagogy into artistic Wayshowing. Continue reading Becoming A Wayshower // Marcelle Gauvin
Jess chats with Popular Music Educator Steve Holley about his new book.
A summary of data gathered in the Commercial Music Degree Surveys conducted by Jess Baldwin, Kat Reinhert, and Matt Edwards in 2017.
All of my singers want to sing commercial music, or popular songs. I encourage them to sing what they want to sing. When I first began taking voice lessons myself over 20 years ago, I was assigned an Italian art song. Learning Italian as a beginning voice student was very common, and at the Academic level, is still how it’s done (few exceptions). Occasionally, a … Continue reading Song Choice in the Contemporary Studio // Julie Dean
Jess discusses her observation of sound affinities: natural groupings of sounds on the spectrums of pitch, volume, vowel, and airflow.