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Training Young Singers

Taught by Ed Reisert, PAVA Recognized Vocologist
Dates: Thursday July 20, July 27,
             August 3
Time: Thursday 7-9 pm EST

Do you want to enhance your work with young singers? Our "Training the Young Singer" course is here to help! 

At the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Implement functional voice training strategies for beginning singers

  • Learn strategies for managing the changing voice

  • Brainstorm strategies for eliminating barriers in training young singers

  • Describe vocal health strategies for young singers

  • Find, plan, and teach age-appropriate repertoire in various styles and genres

  • Implement strategies for creating networks of voice professionals who are involved in training young voices

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the development of each singer's musical life


Our course is designed to be flexible and accessible, with asynchronous lectures, discussion groups, and live Q&A sessions; you can fit it into your busy schedule without sacrificing quality. If you're ready to take your teaching to the next level, sign-up to secure your spot today. 


Q: How is course material delivered?

A: Shenandoah University uses Canvas, a learning management system that is available online and through the Canvas app on your smartphone or tablet. 

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Q: Can you give me more details about how the course operates?

A: You will receive access to Canvas approximately 3 weeks before the class starts. You will watch pre-recorded lectures (approximately 2-3 hours) on your own. You will be able to discuss the materials within Canvas' discussion board. Then when the class meets live via Zoom, you will cover additional material and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Q: Will I receive a certificate at the end of this course?

A: Yes! You will not only receive a certificate of completion, you will also receive one graduate credit from Shenandoah University.

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Edward Reisert has over thirty years of experience teaching music in the public schools, and currently serves as a High School Choral Director in the Bedford, New York Central School District. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and his Master’s degree from State University of New York at Oswego.​

About the Instructor

Edward’s choirs have performed at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and his students have performed in state, national and international choral ensembles. He is a frequent guest conductor for county and regional music festivals in New York and Connecticut, and is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the New York State School Music Association. 

Edward is a full voting member of the Pan-American Vocology Association, and has been involved with the PAVA Recognized Vocologist initiative since its beginning. He serves as the chairperson of the Implementation Committee, overseeing the first cohort of people seeking PAVA Recognition.


Edward has served on the faculty of the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory since 2009.

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