Shellie Alicia Beeman, Lyric Soprano, joined the faculty of Adams State University in the fall of 2014 as Assistant Professor of Voice. She completed her D.A. in Voice Performance with a secondary in Speech-Language Pathology at Ball State University in 2014 where she studied with Dr. Meryl Mantione. The title of her dissertation was “Perceptions of Voice Teachers Regarding the Teaching and Monitoring of Students’ Vocal Behaviors as Students Sing and Speak: Recommendations for Prevention and Rehabilitation within the Voice Studio.”
From 2011-2014, she maintained a private voice studio in Muncie and also held a Teaching Assistantship in voice and diction at Ball State. In the fall of 2012, Shellie joined the music faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University as adjunct professor of voice. She holds a CMVT certification, which allows her to collaborate with a voice care team in order to aid in the rehabilitation process of singers with voice disorders.
She enjoys travelling and presenting on vocal health for the music educator and singer.
In 2014, she presented lectures on vocal health, prevention of vocal disorders, and the McClosky Technique at the Indiana Music Educators Conference and the NATS regional competition. She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, NAfME, College Music Society, and Classical Singer.