Susan Kenerson


Susan Kenerson, CMVT, comes to us from Myrtle Beach, SC, where she is a middle school choral director. She started taking voice lessons in eighth grade and during high school decided she would pursue a degree in music. She received a Bachelor’s in Music Education with a major in voice and minor in piano and later completed a Master’s in Vocal Performance from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. She has studied voice with Joan Wall from Texas Women’s State University, and worked with famed choral director, Eph Ely. She has also performed and starred in various operas and musicals with her favorite role being that of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Since she began teaching, she has taught every age group from elementary to college in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and presently in South Carolina. In 2012 she received National Teacher Board Certification. She also spends her time accompanying church choirs. At this point in her teaching career, she enjoys working with the unchanged voice, and considers it a privilege to guide and direct young singers’ vocal experience. She completed her CMVT certification this summer and is looking forward to training singers as well as presenting seminars with the McClosky vocal method.


Her exposure to this method began in the summer of 2013 and she began training as a CMVT in 2014. This experience could not have come at a better time as she had just begun experiencing vocal problems. So what does being a CMVT mean to her? It means having the skill and expertise to not only prevent further personal vocal difficulties, but also provides the ability to analyze and accurately assess individual vocal needs. This program left no holes in her knowledge and understanding to make sure she is providing the best training for her students and as well as assist those who may have vocal problems or disorders.

Susan Kenerson

366 Worthington Circle

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588


Maria Argyros

 Jay Lane

Mathew Rippere   

James Frost  


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