​  Restoring Musical Expression in the Motor Impaired

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Thomas Deuel, MD, PhD

Christie Rotarius (she/her) is an Independent Voice Teacher and Singing Voice Specialist in the Seattle area with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Former academic positions include Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theater at the University of Mississippi and Adjunct Professor of Voice at NYU Steinhardt. She earned a Master of Music Degree in Musical Theatre Vocal Performance with a Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt where she studied under Dr. Brian Gill and her Bachelor of Music in Classical Vocal Performance from Montclair State University. After recovering from a vocal injury that required surgical intervention in 2014, Christie began taking extra courses studying voice disorders and observing in the voice clinic. She now dedicates a large portion of her teaching to working with students recovering from vocal injuries and disorders and partners with several laryngologists and SLPs in Seattle, NYC, LA and Chicago. Her studio is largely focused on Musical Theatre and other Commercial Styles of music and her students are currently performing on Broadway, at Regional Theatres around the country, and as touring pop and rock musicians as well as dedicated high school students. As an artist, she performs under the stage name, Christie Lynn Devoe, and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. She has performed in theater, opera, television, film, sketch comedy, improv and also has experience performing in funk, pop, and rock bands. A multi-hyphenate artist, Christie often works as a Music Director and Conductor in the musical theater world, as well. She currently serves as VP of Student Auditions for NATS Puget Sound, as a Founding Director of Neurodiversity Allies (bringing inclusive theater performances to the area) and is a member of MTEA (Musical Theatre Educators Alliance), Maestra - Women Who Make Music in Musical Theatre, and The Voice Foundation.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Deuel is an employee of the University of Washington Medical Center.

Non-Financial Disclosure:
 Dr. Deuel has no non-financial relationships to disclose.