"Rock star of vocal crossover"
                                                                                                            The cultural Feed

Gregarious  •  Insightful  •  Passionate


 “combined superb tonal clarity with vivid characterization."  Houston Chronicle                                     

“pealingly crystalline” Opera News


“sang brilliantly” Opera News, Opera Magazine, London, Los Angeles Times

       Edrie Means  is an internationally recognized expert

in training singers in all vocal styles

and an active professional singer of

Opera and Musical Theatre.  Edrie is Co-Founder of the

Contemporary CommercialMusic (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute

at Shenandoah University and is in demand for master classes

on CCM voice and Opera performance.

Contact Edrie for Lessons or Workshops
Voice Teacher and Musical Theatre Singing Specialist
Washington, D.C. and NYC
"Keepin' Out of Mischief", Voice Foundation Gala 2016 

Edrie Means, is a nationally recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles and an active professional singer.  She was a Master Teacher for the NATS Intern Program in 2013 and is Co-Founder of the Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute at SU. Edrie has presented numerous papers, countless workshops and master classes at national conferences.   Has presented at the Voice Foundation Symposium, NATS National Conference, Pan-American Vocology Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Mid-Atlantic NATS, Northwestern NATS, and universities throughout the United States.  As a leading researcher in functional voice training and healthy vocal production, she has authored research publications in The Journal of Voiceregarding the teaching of the Broadway voice. Edrie’s first publication in the The Journal of Voice(2003), led to establishing the Shenandoah University’s CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute.  She is a contributing author for two books; Teaching Singing in the 21st Centuryand The Voice Teacher’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for Teachers of Singing.  Edrie is on the Advisory Board for the NATS National Musical Theatre Competition and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Voice Foundation.  Full bio

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