Trineice Robinson-Martin, EdD

As an internationally recognized voice pedagogue in contemporary music, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, gospel/Christian, R&B, rock, country and pop singing styles in an applied/private voice lesson setting. She maintains faculty positions as a lecturer, voice teacher, and ensemble director at Princeton University, and newly formed in Fall 2021, Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Trineice is a certified instructor and faculty member of the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace; serves on the National Faculty in the academic division of Gospel Music Workshop of America, serves as the Executive Director of the African American Jazz Caucus Inc., serves as a Board of Director for the Jazz Education Network, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Singing, and is a member of the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing.

As creator of Soul Ingredients® Methodology, Robinson offers virtual and in-person Teacher Training courses in Soul Ingredients® Voice Teacher Training Academy and LoVetri Institute and in is the founder of Soul Ingredients® Voice Studio. Soul Ingredients® methodology shows students how to take their personal experiences, musical influences, and models, and execute the various components in a manner that is personal to the singer/performer’s own expression.

The title of Dr. Trineice’s 2021 debut album, All Or Nothing, billed under “Trineice Robinson” reflects the whole-hearted spirit with which she’s approached every facet of her wide-ranging career. It captures the passion, confidence, and dazzling scope of her rich, expressive voice, which DownBeat Magazine hails as “redolent with power… stunning.” But it also represents the dedication and commitment that she’s brought to an impressive career as a renowned educator, researcher, scholar, and clinician. She’s recorded with such jazz greats as Cyrus Chestnut, Nnenna Freelon, Kenny Davis, and Vince Ector, and was part of the “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” tour along with Peabo Bryson, Leela James, and James Jamerson Jr. New York Music Daily praised Robinson as “an individualist who defies categorization: there’s the immediacy of classic soul music here, coupled to jazz sophistication, gospel rapture and fervor.”

More information on Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and Soul Ingredients® methodology can be found at

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Robinson-Martin is receiving an honorarium from NW Voice for presenting. She has no other financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: ​Dr. Robinson has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Paper Presentation: Black American Music Voice Pedagogy: What Teachers/Clinicians Should Know

Black American music is at the root of all American popular and folk music styles and remains influential in popular music styles around the world. However, there are very few available resources that discuss Black American music styles, performance practices, and voice pedagogy specifically for voice teachers. Folk-based music styles within Black American music genres represent musical extensions of Black cultural expressions. The tones used, and the approach to singing, are direct extensions of emotional, animated speech; colloquial expressions; and regional dialects. To really understand a singer’s use and approach to the various sound and style characteristics found in Black American folk-based music styles, one must understand the culture the music represents, and the function music has as a cultural expression, and cultural pedagogic principles related to its study.

​Keynote: Masterclass

​This is an opportunity to see Triniece Robinson-Martin work with a variety of singers focusing on American folk-derived styles