Financial Disclosure: Ms. Rotarius has no financial relationships to disclose. 

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 Ms. Rotarius has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Christie Rotarius, BM, MM

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.

​  Panel: Videos on Videos: Teaching Voice in the TikTok Era

 Many voice teachers of the 21st century have undoubtedly had students come into lessons referencing or asking questions about voice   lesson/technique videos they have seen on TikTok or Instagram. It is the job of the voice teacher to decipher the information being shared,   separating useful information from information that may be less useful, and then being able to guide the student to achieve the desired result   in a way that is rooted in Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP) and Practice. This panel will look at several videos that have been found on   TikTok or Instagram to decipher and discuss what information is useful, and also to brainstorm ways to achieve the desired results through   their experience and expertise, a pillar of Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP).