Elizabeth Blades holds both Doctor of Musical Arts and Masters of Music Degrees from the
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching vocal pedagogy. She has most recently been a Visiting Professor of Music at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. Previous appointments were as Adjunct Associate Professor of Voice at Shenandoah University Conservatory in Winchester, VA; Heidelberg University (Tiffin, OH) where she served as Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Director of Opera and; as a Visiting Professor of Music at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.
Dr. Blades is the author of A Spectrum of Voices: Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) as well as coauthor (with Samuel Nelson) of Singing With Your Whole Self: A singer’s guide to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (2018). Dr. Blades presents national and international workshops to advance understanding of the impact Feldenkrais Method and movement work can have for performance enhancement.
Dr. Blades is an active soprano experienced in many forms of voice performance: opera, oratorio, music theater, recital and folk/Celtic. She is a Certified CoreSinging(tm) Teacher and is the Founder/Director of Harmony House On-line Music Studio as well as Vocalhealthworks, dedicated to advancing healthy technique and performance,
Upcoming Short Courses
Thursday 28th September 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
May the Ease Be with You: Taming Tension and Performance Anxiety with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
This workshop is designed to lead participants through “modular” Feldenkrais work, thus helping calm the nervous system without loss of performance energy.
Thursday 20th July 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Singing With Your Whole Self: An Introduction to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
During this lecture, we will explore the fundamentals of the Feldenkrais Method, including how its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais, developed this approach and what constitutes Awareness Through Movement (ATM).