The CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute


Dates for the upcoming 2020 CCM Institute July 11-31, 2020

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

The institute experience relies on the collective energy and wisdom of everyone in attendance. We have thought long and hard about the situation and have decided that there is no possible way to replicate that experience.


So instead, we have decided to respond to many years of requests for putting special topics workshops online.


  • This summer, we will be offering a series of One Time Only courses and not just for three days, but for three weeks. That way you have more time to work with the material, ask questions, and interact with the faculty.

  • These courses will cover everything from technique to artistic discovery. They will include synchronous and asynchronous learning and will be scheduled so that there are no conflicts preventing you from taking as many courses as you would like. 

  • Anyone who has already registered will be able to shift over to the online courses of their choice in the coming weeks when the full list of courses is announced. If you opt to cancel your registration, please know that all funds will be refunded 100% for both housing and tuition.

The specific courses, faculty and times are all now posted here online.  Although we have just opened registration we are already experiencing a rush on registration. We are aware that some courses are already nearing the cap point. We will do what we can to offer the courses but we will not be able to raise the 30 people cap. Early bird gets the worm. 

  • 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. 

2020 Online Courses

All  sessions offer one graduate credit through Shenandoah University. These course will meet synchronously approximately 2 hours in length each week. In total, there will be 14 class hours of course content provided synchronously and asynchronously by each faculty member using live lectures, pre-recorded lectures, reading material, discussions, breakout sessions, listening videos, etc. As a bonus to the 14 class hours of course content, all course participants will also meet as a large group on Friday's at 7pm with Matt and the CCM faculty to explore topics of interest.

"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


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