* Chicago Chapter of The Voice Foundation (CCVF)
* Atlanta Chapter of The Voice Foundation (ACVF)
* Greater Milwaukee Chapter of The Voice Foundation (GMCVF)
* Seattle/Northwest Chapter of The Voice Foundation (NWCVF)
* Lebanon Chapter of The Voice Foundation
If you would like more information on starting a local chapter of the Voice Foundation please contact Maria Russo, Managing Director, at (215)735-7999 or
Chicago Chapter of The Voice Foundation (CCVF)
August 10-11, 2012 Lessac workshop with Nancy Krebs
This will be the first purely-Lessac type course designed for all manner of voice professionals. We will offer ASHA CEUs for SLPs and have agenda items to accommodate voice disorders. We're not neglecting voice & acting coaches, though; there will be plenty of content for all of you, too!
More information soon.
In case you need to budget, we'll have a couple of pricing structures:
• If you're a member of The Voice Foundation, you will pay only $295 for both days
• If you're not a TVF member, the course fee will be $395 (hint: join now at the $50 level and you'll come out ahead)
• ASHA CEUs will be offered
The Chicago chapter started out 2010 with the departure of Dr. Lee Akst, our Vice President. He left the area for a great position at Johns Hopkins and we wish him the best!
New chapter officers are as follows:
- Jan Reed President
- Patrick Coneff Vice President
- Marie Gillespie Secretary/Treasurer
- Dr. H. Steven Sims Medical Director
Our January event featured Kay Meyer, presenting a workshop on professional networking. The March event was sponsorship of Dr. Kittie Verdolini's course on Lessac Madsen Resonant Voice therapy.
The exciting news is that we have worked out details to offer ASHA CEUs to speech-language pathologists, starting this summer. As a result, there will be no meeting in May. There will, however, be a day-long workshop in July on PVFM/VCD, featuring presentations by two experienced voice clinicians, as well as physicians well-versed in the disorder. This is tentatively planned for July 24 in Evanston. A small fee will be charged to cover the ASHA costs. Details will be posted on the group site: http://groups.google.com/group/TVF-CC.
We're very proud to report that our chapter membership is close to reaching 100, with new members being added weekly. New members are welcome at any time!
Atlanta Chapter of The Voice Foundation (ACVF)
- Marina Gilman, MM MA CCC-SLP President
- Edie Hapner Ph.D CCC-SLP Secretary
- Adam Klein MD Treasurer
The newly formed Atlanta Chapter of the Voice Foundation held it's first event/meeting in late January of 2009. The chapter plans to hold quarterly meetings/events. Events will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Upcoming events will include an artists round table, workshops and master classes.
The Atlanta Chapter of the Voice Foundation has a very interesting Spring 2010 planned. In January Dr. Karen Tedeschi of Tedeschi Wellness Center spoke to the group. Dr. Tedeschi is a Chiropractor with strong interests in the role that nutrition, allergies and emotional balance play in our lives. She has worked with many performers and discussed the importance of maintaining emotional balance through nutrition for performers. In celebration of World Voice Day, April 16, the chapter will be sponsoring a ½ day Symposium: Rethinking Voice and Disability together with the Emory Voice Center and the Emory Program of Health Science Humanities. Featured speakers will be Rosemarie Garland-Thomson PhD and Ani Satz, PhD, J.D, both leading scholars of disability studies and Nelson Roy, PhD CCC-SLP, whose research of voice handicap in teachers has lead the way for a serious look at voice disorders as disability. Highlights of the 2009 season were a Vocal Health Workshop together with Walter Huff and members of the Atlanta Opera Chorus as well as a very informative talk on working with R&B, and Rock singers by Jan Smith, voice teacher and coach.
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
April 16th, 2010
Please contact Marina Gilman, President, for more information at
|Greater Milwaukee (GMCVF)|
*Jonathan Bock, MD - President
*Sharon Hanson, DMA - Treasurer
*Kathy Wangerin, MA, CCC-SLP - Program Committee Chair
*Carol Tolejano, MA, CCC-SLP - Secretary
Through much effort and consternation (nearly 2 years of emails!), we have been able to get the founder of the Voice Foundation, Dr. Robert Sataloff, to come to our fair MKE this spring. Dr. Sataloff is Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and is truly an internationally recognized leader in voice surgery - as well as an accomplished baritone himself. We are honored to have him visit our illustrious group. His visit is a high-point for this organization since its founding, and we hope to really make the GMCVF shine brightly!
Greater Milwaukee Chapter of The Voice Foundation (GMCVF)To the membership of the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Voice Foundation:
Greetings to all of you! I know that I have not met all of you, but please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Dr. Jonathan Bock, and I work at Froedtert/MCW in the Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice, and I've recently been elected/nominated to serve as your humble President of the GMCVF. Many thank to Dr. Linda Dindzans for her years of service as President of this illustrious organization. I am a Wisconsin boy myself, having grown up in Appleton, and actually went to medical school right here at MCW. I've been on the faculty here with Dr. Blumin in the Division of Laryngology for over 3 years, and I am honored to be asked to serve this organization.
He will be visiting us from April 5-6, and we have several activites planned for him while he is here:
VOICE CARE FOR THE YOUNG SINGER:
A Seminar for Music and Speech-Language Pathology Students
Dr. Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
Friday, April 5, 2013, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
UW-Milwaukee Music Building - Second Floor, Room 280
3223 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee WI
1:00-1:50 Dr. Sataloff conducts the UWM Women’s Chorus in rehearsal
2:00-3:00 Dr. Sataloff presents “Voice Care for the Young Singer”
TO REGISTER: Send an email to: milwaukeevoicefoundation[@]gmail.com
Provide your name, school, and major. There is no cost for this event.
Please register by March 29, 2013. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Voice Foundation; UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Music;
UWM College of Health Sciences Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice – Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Science.
Special thanks to Kay-Pentax, Sandhill Scientific, and Restech for non-restricted educational grants to support this event
Saturday April 6, 2013
8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Froedtert & Medical College of
Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center
8800 W. Doyne Avenue
Conference Room M (3rd floor)
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jonathan M. Bock, MD
8:10 AM Care of the Aging Voice Patient
Robert T. Sataloff, MD
9:10 AM Care of the Young Professional Voice
H. Steven Sims, MD
10:00 AM Discussion
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Case Presentations and Panel
Discussion - Clinical Challenges in
Moderator: Jonathan M. Bock, MD
Panelists: Robert T. Sataloff, MD
H. Steve Sims, MD
Seth H. Dailey, MD
Joel Blumin, MD,
Caroline Ziegler, MS, CFY-SLP
12:15 PM Adjourn
The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing has once again generously invited us to attend their spring meeting.
It will take place Saturday, March 27, in Madison and feature the learning opportunity, Preparing Students for Musical Theatre. Presentation/master classes by Ray Jivoff, Associate Artistic Director at Skylight Opera Theatre, Corinne Ness, renowned musical theatre pedagogue from Carthage College.
- There is no charge for the educational presentations.
- There is a luncheon meeting for those who would like to attend that costs $14.00 (RSVP to Tanya Kruse Ruck by March 15).
- Luncheon Reservation Form.pdf
Carol Jorgensen Tolejano
Secretary, Greater Milwaukee Chapter of The Voice Foundation
PLEASE NOTE: We have drastically changed our meeting structure this year. This is the only Monday night meeting we will be having all year. The remainder of our meeting plans for the 2009 - 2010 year is as follows:
JANUARY 26, 2010: Networking/Planning Meeting : Members interacting and communicating with other members in their areas of special interest and expertise. Generating ideas for outreach projects for World Voice Day (April 16, 2010). Location: Dr. Dindzans' house.
FEBRUARY 20, 2010: HALF DAY VOICE HEALTH SEMINAR. Presentations to be determined.
Throughout APRIL: Individual or group outreach projects to celebrate World Voice Day (APRIL 16, 2010).
Looking forward to see you there!
Carol Jorgensen Tolejano, BFA, MA, CCC-SLP
GMCVF Mission Statement
Established in 2005, the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Voice Foundation is a multidisciplinary gathering of voice professionals and health practitioners dedicated to the distillation, discussion, and distribution of research, opinion, and experience, for the purpose of fostering and maintaining the lifelong health of the human voice.
The mission of the Greater Milwaukee Chapter is to promote and enhance voice education, healthy voice practices, and open dialogue and improved understanding among voice-related professions within and around the Milwaukee area. Through involvement in educational and other activities, including lectures, master classes, hosting guest artists and speakers, and social events, the organization seeks to support and participate in the goals of the parent organization.
For further information please contact:
Carol Jorgensen Tolejan at (414) 805-8951.
• One does not have to be a member to attend.
• One does not have to be a "voice expert" to attend.
• These meetings and the educational presentations that follow are FREE.
• Please encourage your students, choir members, and patients to attend if they are interested!
Hope to see you there!
Carol Jorgensen Tolejano , MA , CCC-SLP
Secretary, Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Voice Foundation.
Northwest Chapter of The Voice Foundation (NWCVF)
EVENT: 7:00pm, Monday, April 2nd
University of Washington, Seattle
A panel of Speech/Language Pathologists will present their favorite therapy techniques for helping clients develop resonant voices. Dr. Tanya Eadie will present a bit of the science behind resonant voice, and SLPs will move seamlessly (we hope) between the Art and the Science of helping clients develop resonant voice. This will include examples, demonstrations, and most likely some audience participation, of course.
It's going to be great, so plan on attending and bring a friend!
EVENT: Future meeting:
Difficult Medical Cases -- June 4
The Northwest Chapter is going strong with meetings the first Monday of even months. We will host our 20th meeting in June 2012. Topics have
included: Reflux, The Injured Singer (from the Singer's perspective), The Irritable Larynx, Birdsong, Breathing and Emotion, the Challenge of Choral Directing, Architectural Acoustics, Voice-over Work, and a Classical Masterclass . All have been well received and generated lively and sometimes challenging discussions.
Our group enjoys a diversified, large core of professionals and students, as well as many visitors at each meeting. Attendees include SLPs, MDs, singing teachers, choir directors, dialect coaches, theater and singing professionals, and medical and SLP students. As far as we know, no mimes have managed to sneak in to any of the meetings.
Our officers are:
* Al Merati President
* Nancy Bos Secretary
* Jennifer Sherley Treasurer
* Martin Nevdahl Board Member at Large
The Northwest Chapter is going strong with meetings the first Monday of even months. We will host our 20th meeting in June 2012. Topics have included: Reflux, The Injured Singer (from the Singer's perspective), The Irritable Larynx, Birdsong, Breathing and Emotion, the Challenge of Choral Directing, Architectural Acoustics, Voice-over Work, and a Classical Masterclass . All have been well received and generated lively and sometimes challenging discussions.
7:00pm, Monday, February 6
A Masterclass on Music from Broadway to the Bar! presented by Nancy Bos
Rm 213, School of Music, E Stevens Way NE and Skagit Way
University of Washington, Seattle
Business meeting at 6:30
We are excited to host Nancy Bos, nationally recognized singing teacher in commercial and music theater styles. Ms. Bos teaches in her independent studio in Bellevue and has taught at Cornish College as well as presented master classes, clinics, and lectures in the United States and Canada. Nancy's students have appeared on many of the music theater stages in the Puget sound area as well as Seattle club venues, Nashville, New York, and L.A. During this NWCVF presentation, Nancy will teach masterclass sessions to 3 performers in commercial music and music theater.
|Lebanon Chapter of The Voice Foundation|
The Lebanon Chapter of the The Voice Foundation is in the process of establishing legal status in Lebanon and we are excited to welcome the very first international chapter very soon.
Chapter officers will be as follows:
* Abdul-latif Hamdan, MD President
* Aalin Nabil Sabri, M.D. Vice President
* Maher Kasti, M.D. Treasurer
* Darine Chahoud, SLP Secretary