Jeannette LoVetri, Director

LoVetri Bio and CV



Jeannette LoVetri, known to her friends as "Jeanie", is one of the most recognized singing teachers in the world and has taught world wide as an expert in Contemporary Commercial Music. That term, CCM, was created by Ms. LoVetri in 2000 to replace the term "non-classical" and is now in accepted use in academia, research, medical and clinical journals.

Somatic Voicework, her method, was created in 2002, at the request of the former Dean at Shenandoah Conservatory, who asked her to develop a program based on her teaching practices that could be shared with others. The Dean created an Institute for Ms. LoVetri, entitled The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, which continues under others at this time. Ms. LoVetri's work has expanded and will now be presented in a new, larger, and more dynamic Institute beginning in July 2017 at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. The LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework in residence at Baldwin Wallace University will offer an updated version of her famous three-tier approach to teaching all CCM styles. Over 1200 people have participated in this training program nationally and inter-nationally in several locations

Ms. LoVetri is a lecturer at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and has been a keynote speaker at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor medical center, the Duke University medical center, the Chicago Institute for Voice Care at the University of Illinois and the Deutsche Stimmklinik in Hamburg, Germany. She has been a panelist for the Pan European Voice Conference and a presenter there numerous times, and has also presented at the PAS conference and the Fall Voice Conference. She has written four chapters in pedagogy and medical texts and numerous articles in peer reviewed journals for both singing and science. She has taught her work at universities throughout the USA including the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the University of Central Oklahoma, City College of New York, and has been a guest lecturer at Olivet Nazarene University, DePauw University, Eastern North Carolina University, Florida State University, Syracuse University, Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Douglas College in Vancouver, and McEwan College in Edmonton, Canada. She has taught for the National Association of Teachers of Singing as a master teacher twice, and for various state chapters including Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island.

Her students are Grammy winners, Tony-nominated Broadway leads, and have appeared in the world's great venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Albert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and on TV, in jazz venues, and in international theaters and concert halls. She worked as Singing Specialist for 20 years with the Grammy-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus and has worked with children, both professional and not, from the beginning of her teaching career in 1971. Ms. LoVetri is the recipient of the Van Lawrence Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award from the NY Singing Teachers' Association and a citation from the Centro Estudos da Voz in Sao Paulo, where she was a guest lecturer. She is on the Advisory Board of the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia, and has taught in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, London, Florence, Sydney, Perth, Toowoomba (Australia), Sao Paulo, Santiago, and Bogota. She is currently working with a principal in the upcoming Broadway show, Anastasia, which will open in April 2017

Ms. LoVetri is a trained classical soprano who sang at Marble Collegiate Church and Riverside Church in New York, Off-Broadway at the former "Village Gate", at Lincoln Center under Chapman Roberts of Broadway renown, and at the Henry Street Settlement Theater. She has performed recitals, concerts and solos in classical repertoire and is a frequent guest with the New York City Community Chorus, but continues to also do jazz songs and music theater pieces..


Curriculum Vitae - 2017

Please note: This is a pdf file and may take several minutes to load especially for those with slow internet connections. If you are unable to open it or if you do not have Acrobat reader, you may download it for free at the Adobe web site.

Top of page

Somatic Voicework™ Training

The new LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ will offer all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea Ohio (suburb of Cleveland) July 22nd through July 30th 2017. This program, nationally and internationally recognized by singers, singing teachers, music educators and vocal professionals from speech language pathology, voice science and medicine, has graduated over 1200 individuals. For more detailed information and the link to registration please visit LoVetri Institute at Baldwin Wallace web page. For any questions, please email Meredith Kurtz at Baldwin Wallace

Teacher Training Days and Teacher Support Groups

On Friday, September 22nd, Jeanie will do a free demonstration class at a location in the DC/MD area from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Anyone who would like to see Somatic Voicework™ in action or wants to find out more about it is welcome. For information, please contact Jennifer Suess

Saturday, September 23rd, Teacher Training Day,10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Washington DC/Baltimore area for SVW teachers. Teachers work with each other with supervision from Jeanie, fee $125. For information, please contact. Jennifer Suess

Sunday, September 24th, Teacher Support Group, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85 in the Washington DC area. Jeanie will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group. Refreshments included. Location to be announced upon registration. Please contact Jennifer Suess.

On Friday, November 3rd, 7-9 pm Jeanie will do a free demonstration class in the Boston area location TBA. Anyone who would like to see Somatic Voicework in action or wants to find out more about it is welcome.

Teacher Training Day for SVW teachers, Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Boston area location TBA. Teachers work with each other with supervision from Jeanie. Limit is 14 participants but observers who do not plan to teach may come if the limit is reached. The fee is $125.

On Sunday, November 5th, Teacher Support Group for SVW teachers, 1:30 to 5:30, fee $85in the Boston area location TBA. Jeanie will work with students of SVW teachers in front of the group. Refreshments are included on both days. Those attending both days may pay $200.
Those interested in attending any of these events in The Voiceworkshop™ studio please contact Kaoruko Yoshida-Pilkington

Workshops/Masterclasses in association with Arts Ed London will be hosting Jeanie for a two day introductory workshop in Somatic Voicework™ in London England on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10. This weekend is London's first exposure to Somatic Voicework™. for more information and registration please visit the website