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Welcome to the 2017 Northwest Voice Conference: The Art & Science of the Performing Voice! The conference is in Alder Auditorium at 1310 40th St NE, west of the UW Campus.
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Kari Ragan, DMA

University of Washington
Artist in Residence
Seattle, WA

Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology Department and Speech and Hearing Sciences Clinic to rehabilitate injured singers. Additionally, she has maintained an active private voice studio for over thirty years teaching emerging and professional singers in both classical and Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) genres. 

Dr. Ragan holds degrees from Indiana University (BM, MM) and University of Washington (DMA). In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Van L. Lawrence Fellowship in recognition of her contribution to the training and science of the singing voice. Her research for this fellowship was "The Impact of Vocal Cool-Down Exercises: A Subjective Study of Singers' and Listeners' Perceptions."

Additional professional achievements include the NATS Pedagogy Award, Wicklund Singing Voice Specialist Certificate (2010-2015), and The New York Singing Teachers (NYSTA) Association's Distinguished Voice Professional Certificate. Dr. Ragan has presented at conferences for NATS, Voice Foundation Symposium, National Center for Voice and Speech, PAVA,  International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT) in Sweden,  and the Vennard Symposium. She is a founding member and organizer of the Northwest Voice Conference: Art and Science of the Performing Voice, a charter member of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA), and is a NATS Foundation Board Member. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Singing and the Journal of Voice among other publications. Dr. Ragan serves as the coordinator and host of NATS Chat webinars.