Utah Annual Performance Voice Conference

Description: Attendees learned about the science behind clinical and pedagogical approaches to prevent or care for voice problems affecting performing artists. Topics included the contribution to assessment and care of the injured performing artist by a team of healthcare professionals. Speakers offered scientific and clinical expertise regarding voice science, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, vocal coaching/singing instruction, and pedagogical instruction on connecting the speaking and singing voice of the actor. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify and describe the roles and contributions of healthcare professionals and singing instructors to the injured voice of the performing artist. Identify and describe the scientific and clinical perspectives on the neuromuscular effects of vocal training on aging and voice production. Identify and describe the impact and strategies for managing anxiety affecting the voice of professional voice users. Identify and describe optimal clinical and pedagogical approaches for connecting the speaking and singing voice of actors. 

Date: 2019-04-27 

Time: 08:00 - 17:00 

City/place: Salt Lake City, UT Venue address: University of Utah Eccles Broadcast Center Dumke Conference Room 101 S Wasatch Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 

Performer/s: Jonathan Cox, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and associate clinical professor in the Counseling and Psychological Services department at Brigham Young University. He works with many clients with anxiety disorders, and has personal experience with a voice problem. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Cox is employed by Brigham Young University and his registration was waived in association with his participation in this conference. Non-Financial Disclosures: Member of the Utah Psychological Association, and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Marshall Smith, MD, is a professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a board certified otolaryngologist, Fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist, and medical director of the Voice Disorders Center. Dr. Smith’s expertise involves evaluation, medical and surgical care of the voice. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Smith is employed by the University of Utah and his registration was waived in association with his participation in this conference. Dr. Smith is a co-investigator on NIH research grants related to voice and voice disorders. Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Smith is a member of the American Laryngological Association. Aaron M. Johnson, MM, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a researcher and speech–language pathologist at the New York University Voice Center. His research examines the effects of vocal training on aging laryngeal muscles. A former professional singer and teacher of singing, his clinical focus is treating voice disorders in performing artists. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Johnson is employed by NYU Langone Health and his registration and travel expenses were provided in association with his participation in this conference. Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Johnson has conducted research on the topic of neuromuscular effects of vocal training and aging on the muscles involved in voice production. Tiffany Lyon, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Voice Disorders Center at the University of Utah. She has specialized in assessment and treatment of individuals with disorders affecting the voice, airway, and swallowing for several years. She enjoys performing with a local choral organization and learning wheel-thrown pottery. Financial Disclosures: Ms. Lyon is employed by the University of Utah Health system and her registration was provided in association with her participation in this conference. Non-Financial Disclosures: Ms. Lyon is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Brian Manternach, DMus, is on the voice faculty of the Department of Theatre at the University of Utah. He holds a Doctor of Music in vocal performance from Indiana University, has been published in the Journal of Singing and Classical Singer, and currently serves as Utah NATS District Governor and PAVA Western Regional Governor. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Manternach is employed by the University of Utah and his registration and travel expenses were provided in association with his participation in this conference. Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Manternach is the Utah NATS District Governor and PAVA Western Regional Governor. Lynn Maxfield, PhD, is the Associate Director for the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS), Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the School of Music, and Team Vocal Coach for the Voice Disorders Center at the University of Utah. He also conducts research funded by the NIH related to voice physiology. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Maxfield is employed by the University of Utah and his registration was provided in association with his participation in this conference. Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Maxfield is a member of the Pan American Vocology Association. Mary Saunders Barton is Professor Emeritus in Musical Theatre Voice and Voice Pedagogy at Penn State, Chair of the AATS, and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Shenandoah’s CCM Institute. She produced two teaching videos and is co-author of “Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act” with Norman Spivey. Financial Disclosures: Ms. Saunders Barton receives royalties from the book, “Cross Training in the Voice Studio: A Balancing Act” by Plural Publishing. Registration and travel expenses were provided in association with Ms. Saunders Barton’s participation in this conference. Non-Financial Disclosures: Saunders Barton is the Chair of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) 

Web: https://medicine.utah.edu/surgery/otolaryngology/performance-voice-conference/

Contact: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer: JulieB.Kraemer@hsc.utah.edu, or Lexi Midgley: lexi.midgley@hsc.utah.edu 



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