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Summer Voice Institute to be Held at Clarke

By Clarke News  |  April 27, 2015

Clarke University will host a Summer Voice Institute on June 10-11, designed for anyone who depends on their voice for a job or school.

The two-day conference will take place in the Wahlert Atrium on the Clarke campus. Mercy Medical Center is a sponsor of the event.

Participants will learn from voice professionals regarding:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the larynx
  • Breath support and breath management
  • Posture as related to voice
  • Vocal hygiene
  • Body mapping
  • Projection of voice with speaking and singing
  • Viewing and interpretation of video laryngoscopy

Participants may include teachers, coaches, preachers, public speakers, professional or amateur voice users, actors, speech-language pathologists, students of speech pathology, and students of singing.

The instructors for the conference are Timothy King, M.D., a board-certified otolaryngologist at Medical Associates Clinic; LaDonna Manternach, BVM, chair of the Clarke University Music Department; Bill O’Dell, chair of the Clarke University Physical Therapy Department; Susan Savage Day, vocal area coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville; and Jeanne Ulrichs, speech-language pathologist, Mercy Medical Center.

The cost is $100 for students, $225 for professionals, and $300 for professionals seeking continuing education units. For more information or to register, visit