Professional Voice Conference

Professional Voice Conference

April 17-18, 2023

Nashville, TN | Belcourt Theatre

What do professional vocalists need to know about voice rehabilitation and habilitation to keep them healthy on and off the road?

A two-day course hosted by Vanderbilt's Voice Center faculty and music industry experts.

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INTENDED AUDIENCE

  • Otolaryngologists
  • Singer/songwriters
  • Vocal pedagogues
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Residents and fellows in training
  • Students (of any program)
  • Music industry professionals

COURSE GOALS

  • Discuss different approaches to multi-disciplinary management of patients with voice disorders with emphasis on special circumstances of performing artists

  • Discuss the impact of professional and lifestyle considerations on voice health and wellness

  • Discuss voice rehabilitation and ongoing care of the commercial voice to anticipate future challenges, treat current concerns and enhance vocal efficiency

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • The Art of Medical Management with the Professional Voice User
  • Vocal Damage: What Now?
  • The Injured Singer on Restriction: The Do’s and Dont's for Voice Recovery 
  • Vocal Hygiene: What Sounds Good vs. What is Sound Advice
  • Voice Surgery: What We Do When We Must “Go There”
  • How Do You Fit It All In? The Demands of a Touring Artist
  • When the Titanic Hits the Iceberg: Meeting the Emotional Needs of the Artist (interview with Al Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Porter's Call)
  • Medicine Meets Management: Pearls and Pitfalls in Vocal Emergencies
  • Build off the Breath: Respiration 101 for Voice Habilitation and Rehabilitation
  • Studio Magic: The Role of the Music Producer in Vocal Production
  • Going the Distance: An Interview with an Extreme Voice User
  • Increasing Vocal Effectiveness Through Voice Rehabilitation 
  • When Big Trumps Little: The Role of Physical Therapy Work and Myofascial Release in Voice Rehabilitation
  • Reflux, Allergies, and Laryngitis: 101
  • Speak up and Speak Out: How to Keep Your Speaking Voice Strong and Steady
  • Build off the Breath: Respiration 101 for Voice Habilitation and Rehabilitation
  • Panels and artist interviews: focused on the challenges and triumphs of professional voice users
  • Bringing It All Together: Panel
  • ...and more!

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RECOMMENDED HOTELS

The conference does not have a coordinating hotel block. Below are suggestions of near-by accommodations within short distance to the Belcourt Theatre.

(Please note: Prices and availability are not guaranteed).

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration cancellations, less a $50 administration fee, will be accepted until Friday March 17, 2023. Unfortunately, cancellations after that date are not able to be refunded.

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Questions? Email Meghan Franklin