“The Emerging Future of Collegiate Voice Instruction: Updated SWOT Analysis of Current Practice and Implications for the Next Generation,” an article written by Associate Professor of Voice and Musical Theatre, Coordinator of Musical Theatre Voice and Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute Matthew Edwards ’15, D.M.A.; Auxiliary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice (CCM) Jacqlyn Zito-Edwards, M.M.; and Director of the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center and Associate Professor of Voice (Baritone) and Vocal Pedagogy David Meyer, D.M., was recently published ahead of press as an e-publication in the Journal of Voice.
The article will appear in the January/February 2023 issue of the Journal of Singing, and it examines demographic trends in higher education and predicted declines in enrollment for collegiate music programs. The authors suggest that maintaining the status quo in collegiate voice programs will have predictably deleterious outcomes, and current practices should be seriously reevaluated. Adaptive strategies are discussed to expand curricula and give more learners access to voice education.