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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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Friday, April 21
 

8:00am

Registration
First-day registration will run from 8:00-8:30. No coffee will be offered during registration, so grab a coffee at one of the many local coffee shops before you come in. Coffee breaks will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

8:30am

Overview and Opening Discussion
This is an overview of the conference with a discussion of learning objectives.

Conference Team
avatar for Martin Nevdahl

Martin Nevdahl

Senior Lecturer, University of Washington Speech & Hearing Sciences


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:15am

Registration
Saturday April 22, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

4:30pm

Wrap Up: What Did We Learn the Past Two Days?
This wrap-up session will discuss what we have learned from all the presentations the previous two days, and help to formulate a broad "take away" message from the conference.

Moderators
avatar for Albert Merati, MD

Albert Merati, MD

Otolaryngologist, Chief of Laryngology, University of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Merati is a UW Professor and chief of the laryngology service in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an expert on throat and voice disorders and related upper airway conditions.Clinical Interests include: Care of the professional voice; swallowing dysfunction... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cross

Melissa Cross

Voice Teacher, The Melissa Cross Vocal Studio
Melissa Cross talks a lot about emotion and letting things happen naturally - about avoiding contrivance at all cost. So it should come as no surprise that what brought NYC's most forward - thinking voice teacher to her profession was not a conscious decision, but the same path that... Read More →
avatar for Michael Johns III, MD

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... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Leda Scearce

Dr. Leda Scearce

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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105