WRITER: BECKY SOGLIN
CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 19, 2000
Summer Vocology Institute to be June 12-Aug. 10
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Professionals, academics and graduate students interested
in learning about vocology, the science and practice of voice habilitation,
can attend the Summer Vocology Institute in Denver, Colo. The institute is
offered June 12 to Aug. 10 by the University of Iowa Center for Credit Programs
in conjunction with the National Center for Voice and Speech, administered
at the UI, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Enrollment applications will be accepted until March 1. The institute's
curriculum mirrors courses for the vocology track at the UI, the only institution
with a formal program in the discipline. Ingo Titze, Ph.D. UI professor of
speech pathology and audiology, directs the summer institute.
Participants must enroll in the three following courses: Principles of Voice
Production (June 12 to July 1), Instrumentation and Voice Analysis (July 5-26)
and Voice Habilitation (July 5-26). In addition, participants may attend one
of three elective sessions that will be held July 27 to Aug. 10: Voice for
the Actor, Methods of Teaching Voice (singing) and the Seminar in Voice Disorders.
Just as vocology, a term coined by Titze, has evolved from a number of disciplines,
people eligible for enrollment include those from fields such as music, speech
language pathology, medicine, theater arts, physics and engineering. Graduate
students enrolled at accredited institutions are also eligible to attend and
can earn up to nine hours of graduate credit. In addition, professionals in
related fields are welcomed.
For more information, call the UI Center for Credit Programs at (319) 335-2575
or (800) 272-6430. A printable brochure and application form can be downloaded
from the credit program web page at http://www.uiowa.edu/~ccp/.
Information is also available at the National Center for Voice and Speech
web site at http://www.ncvs.org/vocinstitute.
In addition to Titze, the Summer Vocology Institute resident faculty include:
Eileen Finnegan, Ph.D., UI assistant professor in speech pathology and audiology;
Judy Leigh-Johnson, UI lecturer in theatre arts; and Gary Logan, a voice coach
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and head of voice and speech
at the National Theatre Conservatory. Resident faculty members also include
three UI adjuncts who hold positions at the Wilbur James Voice Research Center
in Denver: Kate Emerich, principal vocologist at the center; Brad Story, Ph.D.,
research scientist; and Lorraine Olson Ramig, Ph.D., research associate at
the center and professor in speech, language and hearing sciences at the University
of Colorado at Boulder.
The National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) consortium includes four
institutions: the UI, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the University
of Utah and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Each institution provides
unique resources, either in terms of equipment, personnel, expertise or patient
populations. A grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders, a division of the National Institutes of Health, made NCVS formation
possible in October 1990.