Hello friend! Call me Polly...
I'm a creative, versatile, sensitive, and highly trained performing artist, conductor, voice teacher, voice coach, educator, arts administrator, songwriter, and sacred musician with 25 years of experience equipping and empowering voices and building community with music across genre, tradition, and culture.
That is a long explanation, so I'm trying a simpler term: Creative Voice Practitioner
That is a title I've coined to express my regard for the voice and the many amazing ways we can use it. I'm a lover of voice pedagogy - the art and science of teaching voice, and I'm currently a Voice Pedagogy DMA candidate at Shenandoah University.
My mission is two-fold:
Giving Voice Project...
is the banner under which I create and offer collective learning and performance opportunites, curriculum and education resources, music and historical research, and community engagement events.
Giving Voice Project Spring Recital
featuring Artists from Polly Baldridge Voice Studio
A thought for the day...
Our World Needs Our Artistry - Watch Knee Deep In a River video below for a message about connecting with our artistry instead of competing against each other
Based in Damascus, Maryland