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2010—present & 2001-08  Speech Pathologist, Outpatient Voice Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA

1994—present Speech Pathologist and singing technique specialist
private practice, Burbank CA.

1992-2011 Lecturer & Clinical Instructor
Department(s) of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State Universities: Northridge, Los Angeles, San Marcos.

1993-2001 Medical Speech Pathologist (license and certification 1994)
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank CA;
Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA;
Canoga Care Center, Canoga Park CA.

1975- 1990 Singing teacher: Cambridge MA, Portland OR, Los Angeles, CA

Awards

CSUN Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences: Alumnus of the Year, 2010
California Speech-Language Hearing Association: Fellow of the Association, 2004
Singing and songwriting awards, 1978-95.

Publications

Everyday Voice Care: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers (2012), Hal Leonard Books.
Visualizations for Singers: Imagery for Vocal Health and Performance (2009.) CD/MP3, Amazon.com.
Columns, articles on vocal health, singing technique, and musicology (1998-2011):
Whole Life Times, Voice & Speech Review, Folkworks, Onstage, Electronic Musician.

Presentations

Brain, Mind, and Voice: Advances in Cognitive Science and Implications for Voice Practitioners (2013), Voice Foundation Symposium, Philadelphia PA
Voice Care Update: Wellness, Prevention and Rehabilitation (2013), Southeastern Theater Conference, Louisville KY.
Care of the Artistic Voice: Essential Principles for Everyday Life. (2010) Centro de Estudios para del Uso de la Voz (CEUVOZ) conferéncia, Mexico City MX.
Vocal Art vs. Vocal Science: Terminology, Culture, & Collaboration (2009). Association for Theater in Higher Education convention, New York City, NY.
Imagery in Voice Therapy: Neurolinguistic Rationales and Clinical Guidelines. (2005) American Speech-Language and Hearing Association convention, San Diego, CA.
Speaking the Body’s Language: Physicality and Metaphor in the Transmission of Vocal Technique (2004) National Association of Teachers of Singing convention, New Orleans LA.

Specialty Training

2012 Myo-fascial Release Techniques for Speech Pathologists (Asher and Fritz)
2010 Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy Certification (Verdolini)
2007 ThetaHealing Advanced DNA Practitioner (Vianna Stibbal)
2006 Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification
2004 Estill Voice Training System, level I
2003 Management of Vocal Cord Dysfunction, National Jewish Research Center

Education

1992 Visiting Scholar, Voice Disorders, UCLA Medical Center
1992 Master of Science with Distinction, Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology), California State University, Northridge.
1982 Master of Fine Arts, Theatre, California Institute of the Arts
1973 Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Drama, University of Washington

Music Credits (selected)

1988-present Vocal Director, arranger and soloist, Sholem Yiddish Chorus, Los Angeles.
1973-90 Singer/songwriter: major folk and feminist music festivals in US & Canada; national tours, appearances with Pete Seeger, Kenny Rankin, Holly Near, Amanda McBroom.
1975-76 Music Director, Caravan Theater, Boston MA

Discography

CalTech Anniversary Concert Set (2013, compilation CD) Ursa Major Records
Folksongs of the Catskills (2000) ensemble CD with Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Jay Unger, others, Cob’s Cobble Music.
Living Through History (1998, CD) Ursa Major Records (co-produced by Scott Wilkinson)
Stirrin’ Up the Spirits (1988, cassette) Sister Sun Records
Rebel Girl (1984, cassette) Sister Sun Records
Live & Well (1981, cassette) Sister Sun Records
Hatching (1977, LP) Sister Sun Records
The Greatest Illusion (1973, LP) Sister Sun Records

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