2020 Schedule of Courses 

Session 1: Core techniques for training CCM singers

July 11-13, 2020

Taught by Matt Edwards with Wendy LeBorgne, Marci Rosenberg, and the CCM Faculty

 

Learn how to use anatomy and physiology to develop mix and belt with a process that can be modified for students of most ages and skill levels. 

 

Topics include:

·       How to separate and develop chest and head register

·       How to develop the "mixed-voice"

·       Breath management strategies for CCM styles

·       How to use exercise physiology principles to improve student outcomes

·       Fundamentals of teaching belting

·       Optional trip to the SU cadaver lab for a hands-on experience in vocal anatomy

 

Prerequisites: None

Session 1 Schedule
Day 1
July 11th Saturday
 

7:30-9:30: Registration Session I 

 

9:00-9:30 Welcome​​

 

9:30-10:15             

Teaching Authenticity-Marcelle Gauvin

10:15-10:30            

Short Break

 

10:30-12:30            

Anatomy & Function

Wendy LeBorgne & Marci Rosenberg

 

12:30-2:00              

Lunch

 

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:00                

Exercise Physiology:

Principles for training the vocal athlete 

Marci Rosenberg

 

3:00-3:30                

Brief setup of the first small group session

Matt Edwards

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30                

Small Groups: Registration and Airflow

 

5:30-8:00                

Dinner

 

8:00-9:30 (Goodson)                 

Faculty Concert

Day 2
July 12 Sunday

9:00-9:30: Q&A with Matt Edwards & Faculty

 

9:30-10:30            

Belting Theory and Research

Wendy LeBorgne

 

10:30 - 11:00          

Break 

11:00-11:30

Discussion of Small Group #2

Matt Edwards

 

11:30-12:30

Small Groups: Singing Like You Speak

Participants will get the opportunity to sing and experience the principles presented in the morning sessions. Full CCM Faculty

 

12:30-2:00              

Lunch

Lunch & Learn w/ Marci  & Wendy

Clement Dining Room

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-2:30                

Group Listening Exercise

Ed Reisert

 

2:30-3:30

Teaching Mix and Belt

Matt Edwards  

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30                

Masterclass

 

5:30                

Dinner & Night Off

Day 3
July 13 Monday​

 

9:00-9:30               

Q&A with Matt Edwards & Faculty

 

9:30-10:30

Applying Work in Lessons 

Matt Edwards       

 

10:30 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00-12:30            

Masterclass

"Different Ways to Achieve the Same Goals"

Full CCM Faculty

 

12:30-2:00              

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:30                

Semi-occluded Vocal Tract Exercises

Marci Rosenberg

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30            

Masterclass & Certificates

 

5:30-7:00              

Dinner

 

7:00-9:00   (Ruebush 128)         

Open Mic Night #1

Welcome to the Session 2 participants!

 

Session 2: Troubleshooting techniques for training CCM singers

July 14-16, 2020

Taught by Matthew Edwards and the CCM Faculty
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Lynn Helding,
2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Learn how to use your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to troubleshoot CCM voices. 

 

Topics include:

·       How the larynx, soft palate, tongue, jaw, and lips interact in CCM singing styles

·       How to use that information to troubleshoot without manipulation

·       Implementing motor learning theories to improve student outcomes

·       How to develop strength and stamina while expanding the belt voice

·       Developing a systemized approach to teaching

·       How to blend these strategies with your current approach to teaching

·       Optional trip to the SU cadaver lab for a hands-on experience in vocal anatomy

 

Prerequisites: Session I is highly recommended but not required.

Session 2 Schedule
Day 1
July 14 Tuesday​

9:00-9:05                

Welcome Matthew Edwards

 

9:05-10:30              

Motor Learning Principles

Marci Rosenberg 

10:30 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00-12:30          

Mapping the Vocal Tract 

Matt Edwards 

 

12:30-2:00              

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:30              

Small Group Sessions: Vocal Tract Mapping

Participants will get the opportunity to sing and experience the principles presented in the morning sessions. Full CCM Faculty

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30             

Masterclass

 

5:30-7:00            

Dinner

 

7:00-9:00 (Ruebush 128)           

Vocal Improv Night

Marcelle Gauvin

Day 2
July 15 Wednesday

9:00-9:30              

Functional Listening

Matthew Edwards

 

9:30-10:30

Group Listening Exercise

Ed Reisert

 

10:30 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00-12:30            

Troubleshooting Scenarios

Matt Edwards & CCM Faculty

 

12:30-2:00              

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:30               

TBA

Keynote Speaker Address

 

3:30-3:45              

Break

 

3:45-5:30             

TBA

Keynote Speaker Questions & Answers

 

5:30               

Dinner            

Free Night Off

 
Day 3
July 16 Thursday​

 

9:00-9:30

Q & A             

 

9:30-10:30         

Advanced Belting

Matt Edwards

 

10:30 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00-12:30          

Masterclass

 

12:30-2:00            

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:00               

Audio Technology & Mic Technique

Matt Edwards & Marcelle Gauvin

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30              

Masterclass & Certificates

                       

5:30-7:30             

Dinner

 

7:00-9:00    (Ruebush 128)          

Open Mic Night #2

Welcome to Session III guests!

 

Session 3: Merging Technique and Art-Communicating the Human experience through Song

July 17-19, 2020
Taught by Matthew Edwards with
Kaitlin Hopkins, award winning television and film actress 
Patrick Brady,  award winning Broadway musical director, arranger, and coach
Justin Bohon, award winning Broadway actor and singer
and the CCM faculty
 

This course teaches participants how to fine-tune singers of various styles. 

 

Topics include:

·       The technical, rhythmic, and melodic ingredients of storytelling

·       How to help students embrace their authentic selves

·       Using personalization to bring songs to life

·       Sessions covering rock, country, folk, pop, soul, R&B, jazz, and musical theatre

 

Prerequisites: Session I and II are recommended but not required.   

Session 3 Schedule
Day 1
July 17 Friday

 

9:00- 12:30              

TBA

 

12:30 - 2:00            

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00 - 3:30               

Analyzing Style

Matt Edwards

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30                

Intro to styles: Country, Pop, Rock, Jazz

CCM Faculty

 

7:00              

TBA

Day 2
July 18 Saturday

 

9:00-9:15            

Meet in Ruebush 128-Class will divide into 4 groups which will each work with CCM faculty on Country, Rock, R&B pop, and Jazz in separate rooms. They will round robin for the day.

 

9:15-10:45

Round Robin 1

 

10:45 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00 - 12:30

Round Robin 2

 

12:30-2:00            

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00 - 3:30                

Round Robin 3

 

3:30-3:45                 

Break

 

3:45-5:15                

Round Robin 4

 

5:15 - 5:30

Wrap-up in Ruebush 128   

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Day 3
July 19 Sunday

9:00 -10:30            

Musical Theatre

Matt and Tom

 

10:30 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00 - 12:30 

Authenticity in Practice

Marcelle

 

12:30 - 2:00            

Lunch

 

2:00-4:45               

TBA

 

4:45-5:00                     

Closing & Certificates

Continuing-Education Course

July 11-13, 2020: Voice Anatomy Lab Session

Taught by Dr. David Meyer

David Meyer has dedicated his passion for voice science to championing the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center (JOVRC) at Shenandoah Conservatory. He has designed this course as a hands-on experience examining vocal anatomy and physiology.

 

This course features: 

  • Cadaver lab dissections

  • MRI imagery & 3-D modeling of vocal tract

  • Virtual Reality-fly through a vocal tract

  • Plastinated laryngeal specimens!

  • Voce Vista in the singing voice studio

NOTE: This runs at the same time as Session 1. It will include the Saturday evening Faculty Recital and the Open Mic night on Monday evening. It is not possible to take this course and Session I as they run concurrently.

 
Voice Anatomy Lab Schedule
Day 1
July 11th Saturday

 

9:00-10:45         

Lecture 1: Respiratory dynamics

 

10:45-11:00       

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30       

Lecture 2: Anatomy and Physiology I

(respiratory structures)

12:30-2:00         Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:15           

Lecture 3: Anatomy and Physiology II

(histology, extrinsic structures, spaces)

 

3:15-3:30          

Coffee Break

 

3:30-5:00          

Lab I – Virtual reality

 

5:30-7:00                

Dinner

 

7:00-9:00 (Goodson)                 

Faculty Concert and Reception

 

Day 2
July 12 Sunday

9:00-10:30        

Lecture 4: Vocal tract acoustics and formant tuning overview

 

10:30-10:45       

Coffee Break     

 

10:45-12:30       

Lab II – Spectrography in the singing studio

12:30-2:00       

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:15          

Lecture 5:

Anatomy and Physiology III

(skeletal and intrinsic structures)          

 

3:15-3:30          

Break

 

3:30-5:00          

Lab III – Cadaver lab 1 (respiratory structures)

5:15  Dinner

Day 3
July 13 Monday​

 

9:00-10:30        

Lab IV – Cadaver lab 2

(phonatory structures and dissection)

 

10:30-10:45        Coffee Break     

 

10:45-11:30       

Lecture 6: Wrapping up – summary of vocal structures and function

 

11:30-12:30       

Exam (Written & Practical)

 

12:30-2:00         

Lunch  

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00-3:30                

Semi-occluded Vocal Tract Exercises

Marci Rosenberg

 

3:30-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30            

Wrap up & Masterclass

 

5:30-7:00              

Dinner

 

7:00-9:00   (Ruebush 128)         

Open Mic Night #1

Welcome to the Session 2 participants!

 

Topics include:

  • Explore through songs various styles

  • The vocal ingredients for various styles

  • How to apply the use of vocal stylisms (bends, cry,  fry, growls, onsets, slides, etc.) while maintaining healthy vocal function.

  • How the larynx, soft palate, tongue, jaw and lips function in various styles.

  • Treatment of vowels and consonants. 

  • Tools for acting the song borrowed from traditional acting approaches

Continuing-Education Course

July 17-19, 2020: Musical Theatre Singing Styles

Taught by Edrie Means-Weekly

 

Edrie Means Weekly has decades of professional performance and Musical Theatre teaching experience under her belt. This course highlights her special brand of training the CCM styles. She focuses on genres found in musical theatre and performance practices that are essential for musical theatre singers today.

NOTE: This runs at the same time as Session 3. 

Musical Theatre Styles Schedule
Day 1
July 17 Friday

 

9:00- 10:45

Welcome Introduction

Character Report               

10:45-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:30

Legit Singing and Vocal Stylisms              

12:30 - 2:00            

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00 - 3:45

Traditional Belt

Character Songs and Vocal Stylisms       

3:45-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30

Jazz/Blues Styles and Vocal Stylisms              

5:30-7:00

Dinner

7:00              

Mark Meadows Masterclass

Day 2
July 18 Saturday

 

9:00 - 10:45

Song Work with Mic        

10:45 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00 - 12:30

Pop/Rock Styles with Vocal Stylisms

Feeling the groove

 

12:30-2:00            

Lunch

1:15-1:45 (optional mid-day break activity)

Movement with Ting-Yu

Shingleton Dance Studio

 

2:00 - 3:45                

Gospel/R&B Styles with Vocal Stylisms

Including, extreme sounds

 

3:45-4:00                 

Break

 

4:00-5:30                

Masterclass with Edrie

(selected participants work individual song styles)

 

 5:30-7:00              

Dinner Free Night Off

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Day 3
July 19 Sunday

9:00 -10:45

Country/Bluegrass Style

with Vocal Stylisms including

dialect

10:45 - 11:00          

Break 

 

11:00 - 12:30   

Masterclass with Edrie

(selected participants work individual song styles)     

12:30 - 2:00            

Lunch

 

2:00-4:45               

TBA

4:45-5:00                   

Closing & Certificate Awards

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Winchester, VA

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