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Featured Speaker on Acoustic Pedagogy, Mississippi Voice Symposium and Institute, Mississippi State University, January 20-21, 2017.

Three Session Webinar Course in Vocal Acoustic Pedagogy for the Institute for Vocal Advancement, May 8, 15, 22, 2017.

Webinar: The Differences Between Classical and Non-classical Responses to the Acoustic Landscape All Singers Inhabit; BAST Voice Training, May 19, 2017.

Master Teacher for the NATS Intern Program, June 2-12, University of Toronto, Canada.

Week long seminar on Acoustic Pedagogy, Bjorklunden, Door County, WI, July 16-21, 2017.

Workshop Presentation “Comparison of Male and Female Acoustic Register Transitions” at the International Congress of Voice Teachers, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2-6, 2017.

Webinar on Acoustic Pedagogy for Vocology in Practice, August 25, 2017.

Masterclass for the Mississippi University for Women, August 30, 2017.

There was a six-week long virtual discussion of my book, Practical Vocal Acoustics, among 100 voice pedagogues on a subgroup of the Facebook Group Voice Geeks, Functional Voice Book Club, during the months of July and August 2017, moderated by Dan Mitton of the University of Toronto. I responded to questions when needed.

Paper Presentation “Passive Vowel Modification is Not So Passive” at the Pan American Vocology Association 2017 Fall Conference, Toronto, October 20-21, 2017.

Workshop Presentation with colleagues Lynn Helding (USCal) and Lorna McDonald (U of Toronto) demonstrating studio directives on “How to establish and maintain an open throat for Western classical technique” at the Pan American Vocology Association 2017 Fall Conference, October 20-21, 2017.

Webinar on Acoustic Pedagogy for the Brazilian Organization Full Voice Studios, October 27, 2017.

Lecture on Vocal Acoustic Pedagogy and Master Class, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, November 10, 2017.

On-line Interview with Singwisevocals host, Karyn Lane O’Connor on vocal acoustics and vowel modification, December 12, 2017, recorded and posted.

Interview on Voice Matters, hosted by Liz Johnson, from December, 2017:  includes questions about my personal journey of discovery in voice acoustics, to questions about my personal vocal health history, to where I think voice pedagogy is going.


Invited Guest of the New England Conservatory Pedagogy Area, demonstrating applied acoustic pedagogy, March 12-13, 2018.

Guest presentations on acoustic pedagogy at Boston Conservatory of Music, March 13, 2018.

Guest skype session with the Voice Pedagogy Class at Mississippi College, April 5, 2018.

Workshop on Acoustic Pedagogy in Colchester, England, April 27-28, 2018.

Keynote Speaker at the Seminar:  Developments in Singing Pedagogy: From Theory to Practice Conference. Paper title: “Correlating Sources: Historic Pedagogy, Voice Science, & Innate Response to Expressive Impulse.” Colchester, England, April 29, 2018

Guest Lecture on Vocal Acoustics for the Physics in Music Class, Lawrence University, May 11, 2018.

Invited Speaker at the Symposium Honoring Pedagogue William Vennard, USC, May 18, 2018.

Participant and Assistant-Organizer of a Pedagogy Summit (a gathering of vocal pedagogy teachers from the US and Canada), USC, May 19-20, 2018.

Honors Day Convocation Speaker: “Voice, the Muscle of the Soul: Finding Yourself through Finding your Voice.” Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, May 22, 2018.

Master Class at the Classical Singer Convention, May 25-27, 2018, Boston, MA.

Co-Presenter with Dr. Ian Howell, assisted by Dr. Chadley Ballantyne, of a five day seminar on acoustic pedagogy at the New England Conservatory of Music, June 2018. June 14-19, 2018.

Break Out Session Presentation, “The Essentials of Acoustic Voice Pedagogy: An Update,” at the 55th National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 24, 2018.

Presentation for the Boston Conservatory Pedagogy Symposium, July 12-15, 2018.

Interview with Djarts Voice Studio Livecast: Vocal Essentials, on Acoustic Registration, Brisbane, Australia, July 30, 2018.

Upcoming Schedule

Panel Discussion: “Linguistic Standards in Speech and Song,” at the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) joint conference with VASTA, Seattle, WA, August 11-14, 2018.

Workshop Session: “Motivating Acoustic Efficiency,” at the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) joint conference with VASTA, Seattle, WA, August 11-14, 2018.

Lecture/Discussion & Master Class for the Studio of Dr. Kari Ragan, Seattle, WA, August 14, 2018.

Online presentation and Q & A with the Speakeasy Cooperative on “Acoustic Registers and Passaggi for Treble and Non-Treble Voices,” September 9, 2018.

Invited Presenter for the Northwest Voice Conference: The Art and Science of the Performing Voice, Seattle, WA, May 18-19, 2019.