​​Panel: Useful Lies: Pseudoscience in the Voice Studio and Clinic
This panel will discuss phrases and ideas often used in the voice studio and clinic that could be considered “useful lies.” We often have to simplify complicated scientific ideas to help clients facilitate a change in vocal efficiency. The panel will examine some of our favorite “useful” lies and explore fact and fiction.


(Changseop) Andrew Lee is a speech pathologist and vocalist who integrates his musical upbringing into his clinical practice to provide comprehensive care for performers during functional voice rehabilitation. Andrew complemented his Master of Science degree in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington by performing in and directing multiple award-winning, competitive singing ensembles throughout the years. He further diversified his clinical skillset during his fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center to include alaryngeal voice restoration and swallowing rehabilitation. In addition to voice teaching, he is a specialized provider at the University of Washington Medical Center performing voice clinic, as well as the speech pathology program coordinator for head and neck cancer. Andrew is an active program committee member for the Northwest Voice Conference in Seattle, WA and has a particular professional interest in the biomechanics of the voice and the intersections between the art and science of the singing voice.

Financial Disclosure: Mr. Lee has no financial relationships to disclose. 

Non-Financial Disclosure: ​Mr. Lee is a member of the conference planning committee. He has no other non-financial relationships to disclose.