Author: Matthew Edwards

Equally at home in classical and Contemporary Commercial Music Styles (Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Country, R&B), Matthew Edwards has performed numerous roles with companies including Tri-Cities Opera, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, New Jersey Opera, Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Valley Symphony, Cincinnati Opera Outreach, and Lyric Opera Cleveland Outreach. His current and former students have performed on American Idol, on and off-Broadway, on national tours, cruise ships, theme parks, and in bands playing throughout the United States. They have been accepted to schools including Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Louisiana State University, Cincinnati Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, and many others. He has worked closely with independent recording studios and record labels shaping young artists vocals and stage presence and frequently works with classical singers learning how to "crossover". Mr. Edwards was a member of the 2009 NATS Intern program where he was mentored by Jeanette LoVetri and Dr. Scott McCoy. In 2009, he completed Level I-III certification in Somatic Voicework (TM) and in 2010 completed post-certification work with Dr. Wendy LeBorgne in working with injured voices. He is the author of "So You Want to Sing Rock 'N' Roll?" and numerous other book chapters and articles. Affiliations include: National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York Singing Teachers Association, and the American Guild of Musical Artists. Former Faculty: Hartwick College and SUNY Cortland. Currently an Associate Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory and Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute.

Audition for 5 Schools at the same time!

Announcing the 2017 “Combines” in NYC at Chelsea studios on January 20th! Last year’s combined auditions were a huge success and we hope to see a repeat this year. Auditions are from 11am-5pm. There are no appointments, line-up outside the studio; dance call begins at 6pm. Hope to see some of you there, please spread the word. ~ Matt

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