Kimberly James (Music) participated in authoring a historic position paper in the field of voice pedagogy.
This position paper was authored by the Voice Pedagogy Interest Group’s Writers Group: Amelia Rollings Bigler and Katherine Osborne, co-chairs, with Chadley Ballantyne, Brian Horne, Brian Manternach, Yvonne Redman, Melissa Treinkman. The Voice Pedagogy Interest Group was comprised of leaders in the field of voice pedagogy in the U.S. and Canada.
The Voice Pedagogy Interest Group held its second summit in May 2018 to establish and recommend a logical curriculum that prepares and trains those entering the voice teaching profession with knowledge and skills needed to succeed. This position paper codifies the expanding competencies necessary for a 21st century teacher of singing and presents a vision of the ideal singing teacher's education, experience, knowledge, and skill.