Financial Disclosure: Ms. Rosenberg is receiving an honorarium from NW Voice for presenting. She receives royalties from her book, The Vocal Athlete​, published by Plural Publishing. 

Non-Financial Disclosure:
 Ms. Rosenberg has no non-financial disclosures. 

Marci Rosenberg, BM, MS CCC-SLP

Marci is a singer, speech pathologist and clinical singing voice specialist. An active performer in her earlier years, Marci completed her degree in vocal performance at Peabody Conservatory before entering the field of Speech Language Pathology. She has worked clinically for over 20 years at The University of Michigan, Vocal Health Center specializing in rehabilitation of injured voices. Additionally, she serves as the on-site vocal health consultant to the Department of Musical Theatre at University of Michigan.  Marci teaches workshops and lectures nationally and internationally on a wide array of topics including vocal fitness, application of SOVT’s to voice training, managing vocal injuries and rehabilitation in elite singers, application of kinesiology and motor learning principals to voice training, and healthy belting. She is co-author of The Vocal Athlete, and The Vocal Athlete- Application and technique for the hybrid singer, going into its 3rd Edition.  She has research publications and is also a featured author in several voice pedagogy books. She was recently guest faculty at the Acoustic Pedagogy Workshop and has been guest faculty at The New CCM Summer Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah since 2010. Marci served as Vice President of the Pan-American Vocology Association. Among the first cohort to receive PAVA-RV, Marci Chairs the PAVA Symposium Oversight Committee and continues to be very active with PAVA. In addition to her clinical practice, Marci maintains a private voice studio and consulting practice. As Marci specializes in multiple vocal styles, her clients have ranged from the Broadway stage to the Metropolitan Opera and everything in between.  Contact,

​  Keynote: Get over it! Clinical application of the overload principle and   reciprocal inhibition for voice training in clinical and studio settings

 The five exercise physiology principles of frequency, intensity, overload, specificity, and reversibility have become commonly   referred to concepts in the voice training literature. The overload principle refers to challenging a muscle beyond its level of   comfortable capability to facilitate specific adaptation of the targeted muscle (s) to this imposed demand. Reciprocal inhibition   refers to the interplay between agonist and antagonist muscle pairs, preventing them from working counter to one another by   contracting simultaneously. Although research objectively demonstrating the impact of these principles on voice training continues   to evolve, there are helpful strategies that can be used to exploit them when strengthening and conditioning voice. This presentation   will define the overload principle and reciprocal inhibition, providing examples and scenarios that demonstrate how to use them in   habilitation and rehabilitation settings.​​

 Workshop: Clinical SVS Workshop
 Vocal performers are at increased risk of sustaining a vocal injury, often requiring a specialized and holistic clinical approach.   Ideally, an   injured performer will have access to a multidisciplinary voice care team, including a laryngologist, speech   pathologist/clinical singing voice   specialist (SVS), and voice teacher/SVS. Although there are no formalized guidelines on managing   this specialized population, patients   benefit from a collaborative voice care team with an extensive multidisciplinary background.     This workshop will target one aspect of   multidisciplinary voice care, highlighting the role of the clinical singing voice   specialist/speech pathologist in a 1:1 setting with a volunteer   patient. 

 Workshop: A Conceptual Framework for "Reorganizing" the Tongue/Jaw Dyad

 Tongue and jaw “tension” are commonly encountered problems in the voice studio and clinical setting as they frequently behave   functionally as a unit. Often, these issues require more than verbal directives to “relax” or “stretch” these structures, as the student’s   nervous system must also be considered when addressing this common issue. Designed to facilitate tongue and jaw “reorganization,”   this workshop will explore beyond some of our more traditional relaxation strategies, instead combining motor learning principles,   self-guided manual intervention strategies, and biomechanical approaches into an experiential format, highlighting a conceptual   basis for the SLP and teacher to apply in the voice training and rehabilitation setting.