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2019 CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

2019 CCM Institute Trains 141 Participants from Around the World

The 2019 Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute welcomed 141 participants, including eight from other countries, including France, Canada and England. The CCM Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Dr. Ingo Titze, founder and director of the National Center for Voice and Speech. Five courses were taught over a nine day period. Participants loved the […]

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Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell at CCM Institute

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute Celebrates Successful Conference

From July 14 through July 22, a total of 127 voice professionals came to Shenandoah to participate in sessions offered during the Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute’s annual conference. The CCM institute is the first and only institute to include courses in CCM vocal pedagogy for academic credit in a graduate degree program. […]

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Celebration of Scholarship Event

Conservatory Academics Division Hosts First-ever Celebration of Scholarship Event

The Conservatory Academics Division hosted its first-ever Celebration of Scholarship on April 7 in Ruebush Hall, Room 146. The event featured presentations from students in the graduate pedagogy and music therapy programs. Topics included: “Temporomandibular Disorder Symptom Prevalence in Undergraduate Singers” by Jane Clukey ’20 (Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy – Voice) “The Impact […]

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Alumni Successes

Bingham and Schwartz

Research by Bingham ’18 and Schwartz Wins MAR AMTA Interdisciplinary Research Award

Martina Bingham ’18 (Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Pedagogy) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Therapy Beth Schwartz, M.A., received the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (MAR AMTA) Interdisciplinary Research Award (a $5,000 award) for their study, “Defining the Therapeutic Singing Voice: An Analysis of Music Therapists’ Clinical Practice.” Director of […]

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Martina Bingham

Research by Bingham ’18 Published in Music Therapy Perspectives

Research by Martina Bingham ’18 (Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Pedagogy), was accepted as an article, “Defining the Therapeutic Singing Voice: An Analysis of Four Music Therapists’ Clinical Work,” for the journal Music Therapy Perspectives. It is the first research of its kind to examine and define therapeutic singing in music therapy clinical practice.

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