Thu, Sep 15|
Hosted on Zoom
Voice Health for Voice Actors
• FREE EVENT! • For all levels and ages
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted on Zoom
6pm-8pm Pacific Time
About This Workshop:
Voice actors are the ultimate vocal athletes. The impressive vocal flexibility to create dynamic voices and last in long recording session is hard work! Have you ever wondered how to keep your voice safe with all these demands on your instrument? This 2-hour workshop is offered by speech pathologists from the USC Voice Center with specialization in performing voice and voice disorders. The workshop will include information about vocal mechanics, vocal health and wellness, and debunking vocal myths (is tea actually good for your voice?). There will be dedicated time to practice warm-ups and cool-downs designed to keep your instrument flexible and in shape (we encourage you to have a straw and water nearby!).
About Your Instructors:
Lauren Timmons Sund
Lauren Timmons Sund is the Speech Pathology Director for the USC Voice Center, as well as a lecturer and clinical educator for the graduate speech-language pathology program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Lauren’s love of the voice, vocal health, and performing began in childhood and continued through her education and career endeavors. She completed a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at Illinois Wesleyan University, then later earned her Master of Science in communication disorders from California State University, Northridge. She completed a speech pathology fellowship in voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders at the USC Voice Center. She currently provides patient care specializing in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders, with particular emphasis on the care of the professional and performing voice. Prior to her career as a speech pathologist, Lauren taught voice lessons and performed as a soloist and in choral ensembles.
M. Eugenia Castro is a speech-language pathologist at the USC Voice Center at the University of Southern California. She received her master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences and her Bachelor of Arts in music from California State University, Northridge and completed a fellowship in voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders at the USC Voice Center. Additionally, she has a degree in voice performance from Escuela de Música Contemporánea - Berklee International Network in Argentina and has worked as a professional singer and singing teacher. M. Eugenia specializes in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. Her clinical and research interests include voice disorders in professional and non-professional voice users, and she specializes in the care of the professional and performing voice. She is passionate about discovering a healthy and efficient voice that aligns with identity. She is also a bilingual provider (Spanish and English).
Megan Urbano is a speech language pathologist at the USC Voice Center who recently completed a Clinical Fellowship specializing in the assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. She received her Master’s in Speech Pathology with a concentration in Voice from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Megan also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Vocal Performance, Opera) from Westminster Choir College and has sung in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with the Westminster Symphonic Choir under conductor Yannick Nezet Seguin. Her interests include the treatment of voice disorders with specialization in professional voice users, such as singers and voice actors, gender affirming voice services, and provision of speech pathology services in Spanish.
See you online!
*** This workshop will be hosted and recorded on Zoom. You will receive a link to the video of the workshop the following day. If for any reason you can not make the date/ time you will still be able to view the entire workshop with the recorded video.
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