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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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Saturday, April 22 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel: Demystifying Vocal Health

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This panel of singers and SLPs, moderated by Dr. Michael Johns, will discuss and demystify the issues surrounding vocal health for performers. 

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Michael Johns III, MD

Otolaryngologist, Keck Medicine of USC
Dr. Johns is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan and trained as a research fellow through their National Institute of Health T32 program.   He then pursued a fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at the Vanderbilt Voice Center at Vanderbilt... Read More →

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Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University and a DMA from the University of Washington. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship. This prestigious award is presented jointly by The Voice Foundation and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Her research for this fellowship was... Read More →
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N. Scott Howard, MD

Director, Laryngology Voice & Airway Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center
Dr. N. Scott Howard joined the Madigan Army Medical Center’s Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery group in 2016 after serving as Chairman of the San Antonio Military Medical Center.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the University Of Florida College Of Medicine and obtained an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA... Read More →
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Leda Scearce, MM, MS

Speech/Language Pathologist, Duke University Medical Center
Soprano Leda Scearce has been featured in leading roles with the National Opera Company, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Triangle Opera, the Ohio Light Opera Company and Whitewater Opera Company, and has appeared as concert soloist with orchestras including the North Carolina, Toledo and Honolulu... Read More →
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Aaron Ziegler, PhD

Assistant Professor, NW Center for Voice & Swallowing, OHSU
Dr. Aaron Ziegler is a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist who recently joined the Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing. Dr. Ziegler earned his Ph.D. in communication science and disorders from the University of Pittsburgh under Dr. Verdolini Abbott and a... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105