Martha Lee Randall
Lecturer, Voice & Vocal Pedagogy Voice/Opera Division
B.M., M.M., University of Kansas, Fulbright Scholar
Soprano Martha Randall teaches voice and voice pedagogy at the University of Maryland School of Music where she has established a mobile pedagogy lab for acoustic analysis of the voice. She received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Kansas and continued study in Munich on a Fulbright Scholarship. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, the Phillips Gallery, and the National Cathedral, performing with the National Symphony, Washington Bach Consort, Kansas City Philharmonic, Washington Civic Opera, the Cathedral Choral Society, and Opera Theater of Northern Virginia.
Ms. Randall was President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) from 2006-2008. As Past President, she was Director of the NATS Intern Program in 2009 and 2010. She has also served as National Vice President for Membership, Chapter President, District Governor, and Regional Governor. She was inducted into the American Academy of Teachers of Singing in 2009 and elected Chair in 2012, currently still serving in that position. She was a member of the Pedagogy Committee for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) for four years. At the 2000 NATS Convention, she presented "Pedagogy: Low Tech, High Creativity," in 2003 was a panelist at the NATS Winter Workshop, in 2004, she was a master teacher for the Westminster Choir College of Rider University Master Teacher and Singers, a master teacher for the NATS Intern Program in 2007, and has presented workshops in classical voice for the Voice Foundation in 2005, 2006, and 2008. She began collaborating with Jodi Barth, physical therapist, and Gincy Stezar, PTA, in 2009, and they presented workshops for the Voice Foundation in 2012 and 2013. They were invited to present a four-hour Pre-Conference Workshop on a collaborative approach to addressing tongue and jaw tension at the National Conference of NATS in Boston 2014. She has been invited to participate on the faculty of the Voice Pedagogy Institute at Westminster Choir College in July of 2014.
Ms. Randall was awarded the Rosa Ponselle "Teacher of the Year 2000" distinction by the Rosa Ponselle Foundation, and in 2002 she was nominated by her students for the University of Maryland "Outstanding Faculty of the Year" award. Recent and current students include a Fulbright Scholar, winners of the Vocal Arts Discovery Series in Washington, D.C., district winners of the Met Auditions, and are teaching in universities around the United States. Former students are singing with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Covent Garden, Glimmerglass, Central City, Chautauqua Opera, and the Virginia Opera. Ms. Randall is faculty advisor for the undergraduate Voice students. She is an active adjudicator and clinician, specializing in voice pedagogy and vocal health. She is a member of Zonta and Vice President of the McKinney Hills-Carroll Knolls Civic Association.