Conference Committee

The first "The Art & Science of the Performing Voice" conference put on by Northwest Voice in April 2016, was made possible by a generous grant from the University of Washington Bergstrom Award for Art & Science. Because of this support we were able to establish our annual conference.

Martin Nevdahl, MS, CCC-SLP - Chair
Senior Lecturer; Speech/Language Pathologist

Speech & Hearing Sciences
University of Washington


Albert L Merati, MD - Program Chair

Professor and Chief, Laryngology

Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery

University of Washington Medical Center


Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence

School of Music

University of Washington


Mara Kapsner-Smith, MS, CCC-SLP

Lecturer; Speech/Language Pathologist

Speech & Hearing Sciences

University of Washington​


Lisa D'Oyley, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

University of Washington Medical Center


Emily Malik, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

University of Washington Medical Center


Juli Rosenzweig, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery

University of Washington Medical Center


Trevor Ainge - Social Media

Angy McGann - Social Media

In The News!  "The Art & Science of the Performing Voice" conference, April 2017

Northwest Voice is a collaboration between the University of Washington's Voice Department in the School of Music, the Division of Laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and the Voice Section of the Speech & Hearing Sciences Department.

Northwest Voice focuses on the intersection and integration of the art and the science of the performing voice, and vocal production in general. Our mission is to provide the latest research and information from the areas of medicine, voice science, vocal pedagogy and performance, and the assessment and treatment of voice disorders, to professionals and students in medicine, speech pathology, theater, and vocal pedagogy and performance.

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