COVID protocol for the Northwest Voice Conference:

Northwest Voice: The Art and Science of the Performing Voice Conference will follow the University of Washington’s guidelines for COVID-19. The University recommends wearing a high-quality mask inside UW facilities where they aren’t otherwise required. Updated boosters provide enhanced protection against current COVID-19 variants.

This program is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area). ASHA CEU Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

The Art and Science of the Performing Voice 2023 - May 12 and 13th


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This conference will discuss and inform how the fields of medicine, speech pathology, voice science, & singing/voice pedagogy can collaborate & coordinate efforts to best habilitate and rehabilitate the performing voice. Medical treatments, including surgical options, behavioral therapies, singing/voice teaching techniques, and voice science research will be presented, demonstrated & discussed through individual & panel presentations. Please go to the Program page for detailed information about presentations and speakers.

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Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity the participant will be able to:

  1. identify and describe the scientific, physiologic, clinical and pedagogical perspectives associated with the training, assessment, and treatment of the performing voice.
  2. list the common characteristics and symptoms of the injured performer.

  3. summarize the medical/surgical versus behavioral treatment of voice disorders in performers.

  4. identify the characteristics of safe and efficient voice use by, and the appropriate voice training of performers.

  5. describe the appropriate professionals involved in working with the injured performing voice and each professional’s responsibilities.