Pamela Stein Lynde has been teaching music and voice for more than 15 years. Most recently, she taught voice, music history, music theory, and vocal pedagogy at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. There, she directed the student choir, the Elizabeth Singers, and oversaw the graduate school admissions process for all music majors. She served on the faculty of the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division and Young Artist Program, where she taught voice, music theory, chamber music, and directed a composer-geared new music ensemble. Prior to these positions, she was an adjunct lecturer at City College of New York, CUNY, where she taught music theory, musicianship, and composition. In a partnership with award-winning composers Lisa Bielawa and Aaron Jay Kernis, Pamela formed Your Music Bus, an organization providing services to university, college, and conservatory composition students and departments to help develop the careers of young composers. Your Music Bus offers master classes, recording sessions, composition readings, concerts, and much more, to students across the country, most recently giving composition readings at Drew University and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
While she accepts students of all ages and levels, Pamela specializes in teaching goal-oriented students seeking both professional advancement, audition success, and admissions to competitive university and conservatory programs. Pamela’s students have performed at Carnegie Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse, Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy, Opera at Florham, the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Continuo Arts Foundation, In Mid Air productions, and many other companies throughout the region. Her students have won and placed in competitions including Golden Key Music Festival Competition, The Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers’ Guild Competition, National League of Performing Arts Young Musicians Showcase Competition, and the Assisi Performing Arts scholarship competition.
In the past, Pamela was active in the vocal pedagogy program at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, through which she taught voice lessons while earning her Master’s degree in vocal performance. As an undergrad, she worked as a tutor for Rider University, teaching private instruction in music theory, music history, and French. In addition to her music-related academic work, Pamela also was a Teacher’s Assistant in Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, for the class Theories of the Universe: From Babylon to the Big Bang.
Pamela maintains a private voice studio in Newtown, Pennsylvania. If you are interested in lessons or would like to hire Pamela to give a lecture, please contact her today.
Pamela’s recent writing, On the Versatile Application of the Study of Voice and Composition, was published in Dr. Deborah Bedor’s book, The Exceptional Applicant. The book provides students with a blueprint for achieving admission to competitive universities, and shares information on how specific disciplines make students more desirable candidates for the Ivy League. Pamela’s chapter shares insight into how the study of classical voice and composition provides students with the ability to think outside the box, become experts in self-management, and learn to look inward in invaluable ways. The Exceptional Applicant is available for purchase on Amazon.com
- Stein Lynde, Pamela. “On the Versatile Application of the Study of Voice and Composition.” The Exceptional Applicant, by Dr. Deborah Bedor, Advantage Media Group Publishing, 2022. Pp 283-294.
Pamela writes blogs about vocal pedagogy and vocal music education for Takelessons.com. Here are some of her recent blogs:
Webinars and Podcasts
Pamela was a guest on Megan Ihnen’s Studio Class podcast, where she discussed her work in composing, choral conducting, voice teaching, guiding students through the conservatory audition process, and helping singers find their path to a fulfilling career.
View Pamela’s Introduction to Singing webinar, where she discusses basics of breathing for singing, proper alignment, and vocal health.
The following is a list of lecture courses Pamela has taught or is scheduled to teach in the upcoming semesters.
- Music Theory I
- Musicianship I
- Music of Our Time: Contemporary Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries
- American Music
- The Lives and Music of Women Composers
- Learning to Read Music: An Introduction to Basic Music Theory
- Sight Singing and Dictation
- Voice Class