Susan Boddie Portrait

Susan Boddie

Assistant Professor of Voice

  • Ph.D., Pedagogy and Educational Philosophy
    University of Calgary
  • M.M., Vocal Performance
    Manhattan School of Music
  • B.M., Vocal Performance
    New England Conservatory of Music
Dr. Susan A. Boddie, soprano has been instructing music, and has been performing internationally for over 20 years. She holds the BM degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music; MM degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and Doctoral Degree in Education from the University of Calgary with research based in vocal pedagogy and educational philosophy. She has studied and coached with artists such as Patricia Misslin, Margo Garrett, Cynthia Hoffmann, Edward Zambara, and Phyllis Curtin. Dr. Boddie is a specialist in CCM Vocal Pedagogy. She has studied privately with Jeannette LoVetri in New York City, (Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method) and holds all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ as well as certification from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Higher Education appointments include - just prior to VSU - the College of Saint Rose in New York where she taught applied voice, voice class, vocal pedagogy, vocal repertoire, vocal diction, CCM vocal pedagogy, and conducted the vocal jazz ensemble. Other appointments included Acadia University, Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University along with the Education faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University. Dr. Boddie is an active member of MTEA, NATS, PAVA, NAfME, CMS, and the Somatic Voicework™ Teacher's Association. 
Equally at home in recital, opera, musical theatre and other CCM genres, Dr. Boddie enjoys performing works of BIPOC composers and researching and performing the works of living female composers bringing diverse repertoire to her voice students and classes.