The CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute


Dates for the upcoming 2020 CCM Institute July 11-19, 2020


We are still planning on meeting in Winchester for the July 11-19 CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute as of April 2nd. However, Matt and Kathryn are in discussion about how to implement a Plan B, should that become necessary.

Anyone who has already registered or is planning on registering should know that all funds will be refunded 100% for both housing and tuition, should it become necessary to cancel the institute.

Main Core Courses

All 3 sessions offer graduate credit through Shenandoah University. We will also be offering CEU credit.

(These courses have a science component)

Session 1: 

Core techniques for training CCM singers
July 11-13, 2020


Session 2

Troubleshooting techniques for training CCM singers
July 14-16, 2020


Session 3:
Merging Technique and Art-Communicating the Human experience through Song
July 17-19, 2020

These courses offer graduate credit through Shenandoah University. 


Continuing Education Courses 

(These courses are offered for those who have already attended the institute and for brand new participants who are interested in going into more depth in these areas of science and artistry. There are no pre-requisites for either of them.

Musical theatre styles
July 17-19, 2020 (runs concurrent with Session III)

This course offers 1 graduate credit through Shenandoah University

Voice science lab session

July 11-13, 2020(runs concurrent with Session I)

This course offers 1 graduate credit through Shenandoah University. 

"The Gold Standard for CCM Training"

Kim Ray, 2019 Participant

Voice Science

The CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute is known for its fact-based approach to teaching non-classical styles. We teach a system that provides a step-by-step process for those who want a structure to begin with, while also leaving plenty of room for experienced participants to integrate their current practice and to discuss their approaches openly. Our skilled faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds ensuring that all participants can connect with someone to mentor them throughout the experience. You will find science components in the courses to the left.  However, there are many artistic components in these sessions as well.

Dr. Ingo Titze receiving the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award with Matt Edwards and Kathryn Green


The ultimate objective of functional voice training is to free the voice so the artist can come through. While we get technical in Session I and II, in Session III we come back to the most important part of our work - telling stories and communicating the human experience through song. We also provide multiple opportunities for participants to perform and share their work throughout the Institute. The open-mic nights at the end of Sessions I and II are particularly magical. 

Marcelle Gauvin leading Session 2 in Vocal Improvisation

"The CCM Institute is a treasure, and this anatomy lab was by far the best use of time and money I've ever spent professionally."

Kimberly Prins Moeller,  2019 Participant

"In my three decades of teaching, I've never encountered a faculty who work so well together, who are so knowledgeable and skilled, and whose enthusiastic generosity as educators never falters. If you sing, teach, or even just geek out over contemporary singing styles, you owe it to yourself to experience the CCM Institute."

David Glasgow,  2019 Participant


Most importantly, participants make new friends from all around the world. Through small groups, group singing, masterclasses, late-night pool chats, and outings on evenings off, participants have numerous opportunities to share their own experiences, ask questions, and dive deeper into the material.

"The faculty was extremely respectful of everyone and encouraged those who are new to CCM singing. There was no judgement here- just a safe environment for artists to learn and grow."

Elise Lindo, 2019 Participant

Continuing Education

Been to the Institute before? We are now offering Continuing Education courses! This year we are excited to offer Edrie Means-Weekly's popular Musical Theater Styles course and a first-ever in the United States - a hands on vocal anatomy lab including time in Shenandoah University's state-of-the art Cadaver Lab. 

"Attending the CCM Institute has been the best experience of my professional career - hands down."

Aly Horn, 2019 Participant


Whether you are coming for the first time or returning for the 10th time, we are excited to welcome you to beautiful Winchester, VA this July. Click below to register and reserve your spot before classes fill-up. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

1460 University Ave.

Winchester, VA


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