Dr Susan BoddieVocal coach
Dr. Susan Boddie has been instructing voice and performing for over 15 years in Canada, and the US.
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, New York studying with Patricia Misslin. She received her Doctoral Degree in Education at the Graduate Division of Education Research of the University of Calgary.
Currently voice faculty at Acadia University, she has held previous teaching appointments at the Music Faculties of Dalhousie University and St. Francis Xavier University. She is also a Part-Time member of the Education faculty of Mount Saint Vincent University, and a member of the Voice Faculty at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. She is the past President of the Maritime Association of the Teachers of Singing. Susan has won several excellence in teaching awards from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is a frequent performer in the genres of opera, oratorio, and musical theatre. Additionally she is a masterclass clinician, voice adjudicator and audition panelist.
A singer-scholar, Susan also has a passionate interest in research. Her research interests are in educational philosophy, arts inquiry, effective instruction, performance practice, and vocal pedagogy. Conference paper presentations and panel invites for 2013-2014 include Festival 500-International Symposium of Singing, St. John’s, NL; Congress of Humanities and Social Science, 2013, Victoria, BC; International Conference of Learning, Rhodes, Greece; Panelist for WINS (Women Influencing Nova Scotia), International Conference of Learning, New York, NY, and Symposium Panelist and Clinician for HSSCS (Halifax Summer Choral Conducting Symposium), Halifax, NS, and Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014, St. Catherine’s. As well Susan is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, the International Journal of Arts Theory and History and a book reviewer for the Alberta Journal of Educational Research.
Upcoming concert season highlights include appearances with the Guest artist for “An Evening in Spain,” A concert of Spanish music, Soprano soloist with the NSYO for Orff’s Carmina Burana, Guest Artist for Chamber Music Program at All Saint’s Church, NS, Soloist for the Tom Regan Memorial Concert, Soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at Acadia University.
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