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Meet our Presenters

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Dr. Joanne Uniatowski

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

CCM and Music Theatre Teaching and Masterclass

CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) and MT (Music Theatre) teaching: What is it and how do we begin to provide the tools to help students achieve their goal?  There are many “methods” out there, but in independent studios, it is just you and your students.  We will explore some healthy foundational techniques to use in the studio for students of all ages and ability.  Terminology, exercises and performance practice will be discussed.

Stephanie Henkle

Former Ohio NATS District Governor

Henkle Voice Studio

Preparing private students for college 

pre-screens, guiding them through auditions/competitions, and participation in organizations that promote our professional growth will be discussed by Stephanie Henkle. She will also offer ideas for ways in which our studios can provide community outreach opportunities for singers.

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Denise Milner Howell

Cleveland Institute of Music

Websites, Online Scheduling, Payment Apps 

We will look at several scheduling sites, and explore their benefits to the independent voice teacher. Payment apps go hand in hand with online scheduling - in fact, some websites offer both! 

There are many situations when an independent voice teacher would want to offer lessons to students via FaceTime/Zoom/Skype Learn about the equipment you need to optimize the experience, and tips for success!

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Tiffany Owens

Owens Voice Studio

Apps and Technology for the Studio


An overview of some of the technology solutions and apps for the independent studio, including an in-depth look at Appcompanist, an app that provides tailored accompaniment, and Seesaw, which offers an easy way to transfer materials to your student to facilitate practice at home.

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Kimberly States

KS Voice Studio

Creating contracts, forms and policies will provide functionality, clarity and success for you and your students in the studio. Find your strengths and create a marketing plan to take your studio to the next level. 

Building and maintaining a successful private studio takes diligence and dedication. Your efforts are sure to be rewarded!

Susan Wallin, soprano

West Side Vocal Adademy

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

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Dr. Alison Acord

Miami University

College Audition Preparation 

Knowing the procedures for auditioning and focusing on important techniques will prepare students to maximize their audition potential. This seminar will discuss important audition techniques, as well as ideas and advice on curriculum, repertoire, attire, musical and dramatic preparation, and presentation -- all meant to ensure your students’ success. 

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