Marie Schumacher is a teaching musician who specializes in a cappella vocal singing and arranging. She applies her backgrounds in developmental psychology, music theory, and classroom teaching to her unique approach to teaching about the voice, music, and the creative process. She is the founder and artistic director of PDX Vox, a Portland-based community music program that teaches innovative a cappellaarrangements of pop songs to groups of adults and kids. She has been a judge and clinician at the Rose City Sing-Off Competition in Portland, she has taught classes for Music Together of Portland, and she has coached singing ensembles, school classes, theater companies, and individuals of all ages for many years. Most recently, Marie has organized workshops and conferences on bringing music and the arts into healthcare settings. Marie is an award-winning songwriter who has released four CDs of acoustic rock music and played in several bands throughout her career. pdxvox.com; marieschumacher.com.