Lynda Maccini Pavloff
Lynda Maccini Pavloff, choral music educator and CMVT, was hired as Choral Director at East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School in September, having previously taught in Walpole, MA and Sharon, MA. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Music Education from Ithaca College. She also directs two extracurricular groups: Rhythmix, an auditioned vocal jazz group, and Armonia, a pop group of 40 students. Lynda is very active in many regional music organizations including SEMSBA (Southeastern Massachusetts School Band Association), where she currently holds the position of Vocal Auditions Chair. She is also a member of the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, and the Technology Institute for Music Educators. Lynda is widely sought-after as a pianist and accompanist in southeastern Massachusetts for festivals and musical theatre productions.
Lynda was first introduced to the McClosky technique by Lin Wallin Schuller after losing her voice completely (temporarily) from a vocal hemorrhage and nodules. She attributes the technique for saving her voice and her teaching career. She uses McClosky daily with her choral students in grades 7-12. She hopes to be able to help other music educators who struggle daily with limitations imposed by large classes, poor acoustics, and choral students who like to talk.