Edrie performance at the VF 2016
Edrie performance at the VF 2016

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Edrie teaching Shannon
Edrie teaching Shannon

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"Rock star of vocal crossover"
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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 is the recipient of the 2021 Van Lawrence Fellowship Award.  Edrie 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 four books; Teaching Singing in the 21st Century, The Vocal Athlete (second edition), The Voice Teacher’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for Teachers of Singing and Training Contemporary Commercial Singers.  Advisory Boards for the NATS National Musical Theatre Competition and NATS National Student Auditions, the Voice Foundation, the Pan American Vocology Association and the Musical Theatre Educator’s Association.  Edrie is the biological daughter of The King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin.  Full bio