MAKEDA is a consultant who is regularly engaged as a clinician, speaker, and researcher in the field of music. Her expertise in higher education and the performing arts have made her a sought-after mentor for music students and professionals aiming to excel in their musical pursuits. She provides invaluable career and academic advice to her clientele, guiding them through crucial stages such as auditions, graduate school placement, and research. Recognizing the growing need for such support, Makeda founded CodaSwitch Vocal Arts to accommodate the increasing demand for comprehensive guidance in artistic success through vocal performance.

CodaSwitch Vocal Arts empowers singers, occupational voice users, and performing arts professionals with expert guidance to elevate their vocal performance abilities and fulfill their musical aspirations.

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  • Career mentoring & advising
  • Audition & competition adjudication
  • Entrance exam preparation
  • Voice clinics for schools and occupation voice users
  • Curriculum advising
  • Panelist & lecturer
  • Cover letters, resumes, & CVs
  • Scholarly writing & dissertation editing


  • Founder/Creative Director - CodaSwitch Vocal Arts, LLC
  • Assistant Professor of Music - Lincoln University of PA
  • Specialization Certificate – Leading People and Teams, University of Michigan 
  • Voting Member – The Recording Academy
  • Doctor of Music – Voice Performance, University of Kentucky
  • Master of Music – Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Westminster Choir College