UPMC Voice Center Offers Free Vocal Health Seminar for Church Choirs and Vocal Teams
: UPMC Voice Center
offers free vocal health seminar at Worship Leader Conference for church leaders
- Libby Smith, DO, board-certified otolaryngologist and associate professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- UPMC Voice Center’s Rita Hersan, MS, CCC-SLP, and Douglas Roth, MA, MM, CCC-SLP, voice clinician and specialist
- Worship leaders, church choirs, and vocal teams
WHEN: 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013
WHERE: Mercy Hospital Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219. Parking available in the Locust St. garage
WHY: Worship leaders in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are invited to this custom-designed educational/training workshop to receive information on the anatomy and physiology of voice production, essential vocal wellness guidelines and techniques to ensure a healthy speaking and singing voice.
Worship leaders will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session and be given a tour of the UPMC Voice Center facility, located at UPMC Mercy, Building D, Suite 2100.
Below is the itinerary for the event:
3-3:30 p.m. – Libby Smith, DO, “Medical Treatment of Voice Problems”
3:30-4 p.m. – Rita Hersan, MS, CCC-SLP, “Taking Care of the Speaking Voice”
4:00-4:30 p.m. – Doug Roth, MA, MM, CCC-SLP, “Vocal Health and Techniques for Choral Singers
4:30-5:00 p.m. - Question and Answer Session
5:00-6:00 p.m. - Reception and Tour of UPMC Voice Center