Shellie Beeman, lyric soprano, joined the faculty of Bob Jones University in the fall of 2016 where she serves as Associate Professor of Music and Program Director for the Department of Vocal Studies. As a voice technician, Shellie enjoys bridging the gap between the artistic nature of singing and science-informed vocal pedagogy.
Shellie holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Voice Performance, as well as certifications in the McClosky Technique and Contemporary and Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy. She is an active performer, master class clinician, and adjudicator, as well as a current member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, NAfME, College Music Society, and Classical Singer.
As a sought-after conference clinician, Shellie has presented clinics at NATS and NAfME conferences on the McClosky Technique, Age-Appropriate Literature Selection for the Developing Voice, and Vocal Health for the Music Educator and Singer in Indiana, Colorado, and South Carolina.
She is a published author with Elsevier's Journal of Voice and a contributing author for the book, Voice Teacher's Cookbook, part of Garwood Whaley's highly successful and intuitive "Music Cookbook Series" published through Meredith Music Publications.
In 2018 Shellie was invited to teach as Artist Faculty for the Summer Voice Program of Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy, and she continues to teach for them, giving applied lessons, coaching chamber art song, leading master classes to aspiring young singers, and performing for their Faculty Concerts. Shellie teaches voice and voice courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, where she enjoys fostering the artistry of the next generation of singers, teachers, and performing artists.