Pyeng Threadgill is an American vocalist/songwriter, author, and voice and movement teacher. She has been described as “charmingly eclectic" by St. Louis Today. Singing ‘New Porch Music,’ she crafts an intimate journey through folk and Jazz with Afro-electronic inflections. In her fourth solo album and multimedia project entitled "Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song," Pyeng shines a light on hair, adornment, and ancestry and the political as well as spiritual implications of race, hair, and identity.
Pyeng is a recipient of the fellowship in music composition from New York Foundation for the Arts for her album "Portholes To A Love & Other Short Stories." In 2018 she was featured by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment on "A Day's Work," showcasing the work of three working musicians living in New York. In March 2019 Pyeng's narration for the audio book Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham was named Best Multi-Voiced Performance by the Audie Awards.
In her teaching, Pyeng approaches the voice with an emphasis on slowing down and offering accessible and healthy vocal technique for all styles of music. She guides aspiring/professional singer/songwriters to refocus on the joy and pleasure of singing rather than self-judgment. By connecting to the breath, body, and movement, students develop a holistic voice practice thereby eliciting each individual's soul music and what she calls The Embodied Artist Method™. Pyeng currently works and teaches from her home in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her daughter and husband. Her new book, Lost & Found: Finding The Power In Your Voice, launched on July 15, 2023.
Photo Credit: Aria Isadora
From motherhood to travel, from ancestry to the body—evolving from a passionate performer to injured performer, from voice student to voice and movement teacher—Pyeng examines the visceral and ephemeral experiences of the voice, for the body and for oneself in the world, as both a spiritual and political act.
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