NYC Faculty/ Brooklyn, New York
Jeannette LoVetri, artist-in-residence has been teaching singing since 1971 and has worked with all levels of singers, from absolute beginners to international celebrities. Her work has been recognized through awards and certifications worldwide. She is creator of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method which serves as Shenandoah Conservatory’s chosen method of voice training for the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute. These courses are also required for both master and doctoral degrees in vocal pedagogy and stand as the only CCM courses that are part of an accredited graduate program in the United States. Jeannette travels extensively, teaching, lecturing, and conducting master classes throughout the United States and in Australia, South America, and Europe. In New York, her students are Tony-nominated actors, Grammy-winning jazz artists, international rock stars, and nationally recognized children’s entertainers. She was on faculty at both Tisch and Steinhardt Schools at New York University for 10 years and has been a lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was appointed lecturer at Drexel University College of Medicine by Dr. Robert Sataloff in 2008 and is a consultant to several of New York’s hospitals, working to retrain injured singers. Jeannette has been a keynote speaker at medical and educational conferences and published chapters in books on vocal health as well as pedagogical articles and voice science papers in top textbooks and journals. She is the recipient of the Van Lawrence Fellowship given by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and The Voice Foundation, where she is also on the Advisory Board. She is director of The Voice Workshop™ (thevoiceworkshop.com) in New York City.
Dr. Kathryn Green, director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute and Shenandoah Conservatory’s graduate vocal pedagogy program, has been instrumental in developing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy program and initiating the first Master of Music degree in CCM Voice in the United States. Her research providing an analysis of current casting trends in Musical Theatre was presented at The Voice Foundation’s 42nd Annual Symposium in 2013 and is awaiting publication in the Journal of Voice. Her previous research has included a 10-year tracking of market trends in collegiate voice teaching positions presented at the Voice Foundation and a survey of vocal pedagogy graduate program in the United States at the Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVOC) in Dresden, Germany. She has appeared with the Erie and Buffalo Philharmonics as alto soloist in several oratorio performances. Her other roles have included Carmen (Carmen), Juditha Triumphant (Juditha), Gianni Schicchi (Zita), Seven Deadly Sins (Anna), Madame Butterfly (Suzuki), Hansel and Gretel (witch) and Suor Angelica (Principessa). Dr. Green received her DMA in Performance at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a substantial scholarship from the state of New York to research the Hymnody of the Seneca Native Americans, which became her doctoral thesis. She has been a guest clinician throughout the United States and internationally, including the Universität der Künste Berlin and Hochschule der Künste Lübeck in Germany.
Matthew Edwards, pop/rock specialist is an assistant professor of voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, where he teaches Pop, Rock, Country, and R&B to Musical Theatre majors. He has sung leading roles in Classical and musical theatre performances with Tri-Cities Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera New Jersey, Cincinnati Opera and Lyric Opera Cleveland Outreach, Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, Bay View Music Festival, Acadiana Symphony, and Dayton Philharmonic among others. He has also performed as a lead singer, guitarist, and keyboardist with numerous bands, and has worked with recording studios and record labels in developing vocal artists. A former NATS Intern under Jeannette LoVetri, he has presented numerous papers, lectures, and workshops at venues including the IU New Voice Educator’s Symposium, Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, Virginia Theatre Association, the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Georgia NATS, Virginia NATS, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, University of Northern Colorado, Ohio Northern University, Clayton State University, and many others. He has written articles for the Journal of Voice, Journal of Singing, Southern Theatre, NYSTA VoicePrints, and book chapters for A Modern Singer’s Dictionary by Dr. Matthew Hoch and The Hybrid Singer: Bridging the gap between art and science for the 21st century vocal athlete by Dr. Wendy LeBorgne and Marci Rosenberg. He is currently working on his first book So You Want to Sing Rock: A guide for professionals to be published by Scarecrow Press in 2014, developed in coordination with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Online at EdwardsVoice.com and AuditioningForCollege.com.
Tom Arduini, choral specialist has performed with Oswego Opera and also performed ten seasons at Glimmerglass Opera. He currently teaches vocal music in the Yorktown, N.Y. and studies music at SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Oswego, The Hartt School of Music, and Shenandoah University. He holds a B.A., M.S. and a degree in education administration. He teaches at the Central School District where he also serves as the Music Department Coordinator. He teaches Somatic Voicework-The Lovetri Method™ in his private voice studio in Westchester County, N.Y.
Edward Reisert, choral specialist, serves as an Executive Board member of the New York American Choral Directors Association, earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory and his Masters degree from State University of New York at Oswego. As a performer, Mr. Reisert sang with Glimmerglass Opera for five years and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2006 to attend the Mozart’s Worlds Institute in Vienna, Austria. He teaches Somatic Voicework™The Lovetri Method in his high school choral program, as well as his private voice studio in Westchester County, New York.
Robert Doyle, choral specialist, is an active performer, director and teacher of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method, having begun his studies with Miss LoVetri in the very first SVW Summer Institute. He serves on the Voice Faculty at Albion College and is the Director of Choral Activities and Theatre at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn, Michigan. In performance and as a stage and musical director, Doyle is equally at home in both classical and CCM musical styles, performing with various orchestras and theatre companies throughout Michigan. In both the classroom and the studio, Doyle utilizes SVW® to benefit his extremely diverse clientele who range from cognitively and physically impaired students, high school and college singers, through performers in musical theatre, opera, independent recording artists and Grammy nominated blues singers. Doyle developed and coordinated the first of the SVW satellite locations in Michigan. He continues to coordinate the Level I offerings and Teacher Support Groups for the Great Lakes area, as well as presenting SVW sessions at various conventions and workshops. He is a Master Adjudicator and Clinician for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and served from 2005-2010 as the Governor of the Michigan District of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is in constant demand as an adjudicator and clinician for numerous competitions and master classes throughout the Great Lakes.