The upcoming ASA lecture on “Keeping Your Voice Healthy” will be presented by a speech-language pathologist who has a very practical interest in her topic. Dori Scholer is also an accomplished soprano with extensive teaching and performing experience.
Open to the public free of charge, the lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 3) in the Great Room of the ASA Building.
A clinical fellow in speech-language pathology at the University of Arizona, Scholer works in both the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.
During her ASA lecture, she will explore preventative vocal health strategies, discuss age-related changes to the larynx, where/when to seek high quality help when one needs it, and how to keep talking and singing clearly throughout one’s lifespan. The presentation will have both lecture and interactive components, introducing and practicing techniques and exercises to maximize vocal efficiency.
A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Scholer holds several graduate degrees in her fields of interest. She received a Master of Music degree in opera performance from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and a doctorate in vocal performance from the University of Arizona. She earned a second master’s degree in May of this year, an M.S. in speech-language pathology from the UA.
In her areas of medical expertise, Scholar specializes in the evaluation and treatment of voice and laryngeal airway disorders. Her clinical and research interests include clinical singing voice rehabilitation, pediatric voice evaluation and therapy, transgender voice modification, and age-related dysphonia.
Prior to entering the field of speech-language pathology, she served on the music faculty at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer