Lectures & Masterclasses

Tish Oney, DMA


  • DMA from University of Southern California (Jazz Studies, Musicology, Vocal Pedagogy, Choral Music)
  • MM from Ithaca College School of Music (Voice Performance)
  • BS from Cornell University

Faculty Positions:

  • University of South Carolina Upstate, Coordinator of Music, Director of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music, Director of Vocal Studies, Director of Choral Activities
    • Classes taught include Songwriting, Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation I, Upstate Vocal Ensemble, History of Rock, Commercial Music Combo, Music Theatre Voice, Cabaret Performance, Commercial Music Theory and Aural Skills I and II, Jazz Theory, Composition, Music Business, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Combo, Jazz Band, Senior Seminar in Commercial Music, Internships in Commercial Music, Applied Voice, Applied Improvisation.
  • University of Southern California, Teaching Assistant
    • Classes taught include Vocal Jazz Master Class, Jazz Composition, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Applied Jazz Voice Lessons, Jazz Concepts, Vocal Jazz Combos.
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Commercial Voice Faculty
  • Syracuse University Setnor School of Music, Voice Faculty and Vocal Jazz Director
    • Classes taught include applied voice, vocal jazz ensemble, and a graduate music history class in The Vocal Literature of Brahms.
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Voice Faculty
  • Christian Heritage College, Voice Faculty
  • Southwestern College, Voice Faculty
  • Several visiting professor stints and artist residencies including Furman University, Syracuse University, The Master's College, Francis Marion University, The 2011-12 Boehmler Visiting Artist at Ithaca College School of Music, The Adirondack Festival of American Music.


  • NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences)
  • Pi Kappa Lambda (national music honor society)
  • APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters)
  • ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)
  • NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
  • ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
  • CMS (College Music Society)
  • JEN (Jazz Education Network)