Saturday, May 7, 2016
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Participation by advance registration!
Early bird registration until April 17, 2016.
NATS Ontario Chapter Members $60.00
Non-Chapter Members $70.00
*Morning Coffee Break and Catered Lunch included
Register by PAYPAL links on this website.
Questions? Contact Alison Moodie at email@example.com
All chapter memberships must be paid in full by May 1, 2016 – No tickets at the door.
Schedule of Day’s events:
8:30 am Coffee Time
9:00 am NATS Ontario Chapter AGM
and Executive elections
10:00 am Registration Check-in & Coffee Break
10:30 am Peggy Baroody:
“Common Vocal Injuries Across Musical Genres: A Teacher’s Guide”
12:30 pm Catered Lunch
1:30 pm Peggy Baroody:
“The Aging Voice: Considerations of a Lifetime of Singing”
4:30 pm End of Day
What is a Singing Voice Specialist?
A Singing Voice Specialist is a highly specialized area of teaching requiring extensive knowledge of vocal anatomy, neuroanatomy and physiology, a thorough understanding of all types of voice disorders and the effects of these disorders on voice quality and production and a working knowledge of current medical paradigms as well as researched alternative methods for treating voice disorders.
Margaret (Peggy) Baroody is widely recognized as one of today’s leading experts in the field of clinical singing voice rehabilitation. Her patients include some of the leading vocal performers of our time. She also maintains a busy private voice studio, primarily focused on the instruction of professional singers. She is a highly respected lecturer on the voice, particularly regarding issues of vocal health and rehabilitation. She is the senior voice clinician and Singing Voice Specialist with the practice of Drs. Robert Sataloff, Karen Lyons and Thomas Spalla in Philadelphia. Ms. Baroody also treats numerous patients referred to her by laryngologists, voice clinicians and voice teachers from around the country as well as abroad.
In Ms. Baroody’s private voice studio, the majority of her clientele are classical singers. Her students also include selected musical theatre, R&B, jazz and pop singers seeking to further develop established vocal techniques. Students from her studio have performed on many of the world’s major opera stages and have been the recipients of numerous awards and scholarships, summer festival positions, and other professional engagements
After finishing her undergraduate and graduate degrees in vocal performance, Ms. Baroody completed post graduate studies as a 4-year student at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Early in Ms. Baroody’s extensive performing career as a professional mezzo-soprano in opera, oratorio, and recital, she began to expand her involvement in the field of voice to include private teaching. It was then that she discovered her love of vocal pedagogy. After teaching for 15 years, Ms. Baroody was approached by the internationally renowned otolaryngologist Robert T. Sataloff, who invited her to be trained to work in the rehabilitation of injured voices in his Performing Arts Medicine practice in Philadelphia. That opportunity was the beginning of a collaboration that has lasted for over 20 years.
Other contributions to the field include her writings on the subject of singing, particularly with regard to the injured voice and vocal health. She is the author of over 25 published articles on voice and a contributing author to numerous articles and books including VOCAL HEALTH AND PEDAGOGY, and PROFESSIONAL VOICE: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF CLINICAL CARE. She has been a featured lecturer for The Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Annual Conference, The American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, and The Canadian Voice Foundation as well as numerous colleges and universities. Ms. Baroody has further demonstrated her commitment to the vocal health and education of the professional voice community with the presentation of countless in-service programs.