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Health of the Voice Artist Midwest Regional Symposium

August 3, 2019

Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall

1530 Naismith Drive, Lawrence, KS

An exciting new event is coming to the University of Kansas this summer—sign up quick to reserve your spot. On Saturday, August 3, 2019, the inaugural Health of the Voice Artist Midwest Regional Symposium will be hosted by the KU School of Music.

Purpose: Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between medical practitioners, voice educators, speech-language pathologists, actors, and other voice professionals. 


Registration Fees: $30 

Registration Access

All event presentations including

  • Health of the Voice Artist: An Overview
  • Considerations for CCM/Theatre Voice Users
  • Considerations for Classical/Choral Voice Users
  • Mental Health Panel
  • Area-specific Interdisciplinary Panel
  • Area-specific Research Presentations
  • Area-specific Round-table Discussions
  • Networking Soirée 
    • Live Music
    • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Printed Name Badge 
  • Event Program



Kristee Haney, DMA, Metropolitan Opera Singer, University of Central Missouri

Jerry Jay Cranford, MFA, Theatre Director, Kansas State University

Jayme Dowdall, MD Laryngologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Enoch Ulmer, MS, MM, CCC-SLP, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Alan Martin, PhD, Musical Theater Performance, State University of New York Oswego 

Matthew Schloneger, PhD, Voice Pedagogy, Friends University

James D. Garnett, MD, FACS, Laryngologist, University of Kansas Medical Center

Jessica Sullivan, MA, CCC-SLP, University of Kansas Medical Center

Raffaele Cipriano, DMA, Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City

Melissa Grady, PhD, Choral Pedagogy, University of Kansas

Amelia Rollings, PhD, Voice Pedagogy, Western Kentucky University

Abbey Dvorak, Music Therapist, University of Kansas

Krysta Green, Audiologist, University of Kansas


Affiliated Institutions


Evan Edwards, M.M.E.

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