Collaboration and communication are core values of Dr. Odom's voice studio. She believes in getting to know her students and their goals so that her work with them is personal, tailored not only to their voices but to their goals, learning styles and intellectual and emotional responses. Not all students have the same career goals, timelines, or musical interests, and Dr. Odom not only respects this in her studio, but celebrates it. Dr. Odom strives to create an environment of mutual respect in the studio which allows her to hold students to a high level of expectation, challenge them with repertoire and opportunity and allows them to trust her to help them through experiences of growth.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Dr. Lisa Sain Odom holds a B.M. and an M.M. in Vocal Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree also in Vocal Performance. Additionally, she is certified in all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method and has studied Neurodiversity in the Voice Studio with Dr. Shannon Coates. Dr. Odom was one of twelve voice teachers from the United States and Canada selected to participate in the prestigious 2007 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern Program.
In 2020 Dr. Odom was awarded the National Vocal Pedagogy Award from the NATS Foundation and used that award to attend the Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Westminster Choir College at Rider University. In spring of 2022, she was awarded the 2022-2024 Creativity Professorship from the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University. With this $10,000 award she will record an album of songs by Welsh composer Ivor Novello. She is the Vice President and Auditions Coordinator for the South Carolina chapter of NATS. She has presented at the South Carolina Theatre Association and the South Eastern Theatre Conference on topics such as choosing the best musical theatre audition cuts, musical theatre vocal technique, and how (or if) classic musicals with problematic aspects can be performed today. She collaborates with Dr. Kirby Player, Clemson Agriculture professor, exploring the use of musical theatre to enhance learning in a variety of subjects, including Agricultural Ethics. Look for articles written by Dr. Odom in the October 2022 and March 2023 digital versions and in the March/April 2023 print version of the Classical Singer publications.
Dr. Odom has taught on the faculties of North Greenville University, Western Carolina University and the Lawson Academy division of Converse University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies and Musical Theatre at CLEMSON UNIVERSITY where she teaches private voice, musical theatre classes and serves as the music director for Clemson musical theater productions. She has taught master classes for Mid Atlantic NATS, at North Greenville University, the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Shorter College, Piedmont University, and Millikin University and is looking forward to another master class this spring at Jacksonville State University.