The Voice Foundation hosts a JOINT MEETING and Voices of Summer Gala: The 44th Annual Symposium-Care of the Professional Voice and International Association of Phonosurgery
The JOINT MEETING of The Voice Foundation’s 44th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice and the International Association of Phonosurgery will be held May 26 – May 31, 2015 at the Westin Philadelphia. The Voice Foundation’s symposium brings together top vocal health professionals for a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity to share the latest advances in scientific and medical voice research.
On Wednesday, May 27th at 10:15am. the Quintana Research Award Lecture will be given by Ulrich Eysholdt, MD, PhD: Hoarseness – Biomechanics and Quantitative Laryngology. The Keynote Speech, The Neural Control of Speech: From Computational Modeling to Neural Prosthesis, will be given by Frank Guenther, Ph.D., Professor of Speech Language, & Hearing Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University at 1:30pm.
A series of hands-on VOCAL WORKSHOPS will take place at the Academy of Vocal Arts on Friday afternoon, May 29th, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Workshop presenters will address a variety of voice-related topics, including body movement, the injured singing voice, classical singing, musical theatre, pop and the acting voice, in an open program that encourages audience participation.
The Voice Foundation’s annual Voices of Summer Gala will take place on Friday, May 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia. The black-tie event will include the presentation of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award to two stars of stage and screen: Academy Award and Tony winning Broadway legend Joel Grey and Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony winning Actor, Stacy Keach. The international and Metropolitan opera star Dolora Zajick will be honored with the The Voice Education Research Awareness (VERA) Award.
The G. Paul Moore Lecture The Art and Science of Lifelong Singing will be given on Saturday, May 30th at 11:10am by Brenda Smith, DMA, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where she teaches studio voice, singer’s diction and vocal pedagogy. On Saturday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano star Dolora Zajick will give a Master Class to student opera singers.
In addition to these highlights, doctors, scientists, speech-language pathologists, singing teachers and students from across the globe will present new research about vocal production and techniques for the treatment of voice disorders.
Advancing understanding of the voice through interdisciplinary scientific research & education
The Voice Foundation is the world’s leading organization dedicated to the care and training of the human voice. For more information, including the complete program, or to register to attend, please contact the Voice Foundation at (215)735-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit our website at www.voicefoundation.org.