The CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute


Our American musical heritage is rich because of the many cultural influences it embodies. Without the contributions of Black Americans, there would be no blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, heavy metal, R&B, Hip-hop, or Gospel music. These musical forms are deeply rooted in indigenous African tribal traditions brought to this country during our dark history of slavery and now rank as some of the most sophisticated and powerful art forms we have today.

At the CCM Institute, we acknowledge these contributions and honor their source. We hold this musical lineage with the highest regard and work to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, is able to communicate their human experience through song. We stand with our Black brothers and sisters in their fight for equality and pledge to respect these musical styles, always crediting those who contributed to their development.  We will continue to push for change, listen without judgment, and embrace all of our fellow humans with open arms. We need to do better. We will.


CCM Institute July 11-31, 2020

Due to the pandemic, we will be joining NATS and PAVA in moving our Institute LIST OF ONLINE COURSES

  • These courses are going to be limited to no more than 30 people per class in ensure a rich online experience where participants can interact with each other. Therefore, they are much more prone to fill up than our normal courses. First come, first served.

  • 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 any of them. 

"The Gold Standard for CCM Training"

Kim Ray, 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."

"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

David Glasgow,  2019 Participant

"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



We know that many of you are hurting right now. We are in the process of securing funding for need-based scholarships to help those who have been financially affected by Covid-19. We will post more information when available.

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

Aly Horn, 2019 Participant


Whether you are registering for the first time or returning for the 10th time, we are excited to welcome you to our virtual classrooms 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


  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon