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"Demystify the Voice" with Dr. Rachael Gates

"Demystify the Voice" with Dr. Rachael Gates

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


  • Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room


Learn what is actually happening when you 'lose your voice', hear vocal myths debunked, explore diet and lifestyle choices to improve performance, understand common voice pathologies, find out about surgical techniques and precautions to take before undergoing general anesthesia, and more!

This seminar is free, open to the public, and would be especially helpful for singers, choral conductors, actors, educators, broadcasting, speech-language pathology students and professionals, and nursing and medical students and professionals.


About Dr. Rachael Gates: 
Soprano, Opera Director and Singing Health Specialist, Dr. Rachael Gates has sung in Germany, Russia, Italy and throughout the United States. She has taught at Northwestern University, The Hartt School of Music, Yale University, Michigan State University, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Pedagogy at Grand Valley State University. She is the voice specialist for the CMS Committee on Musicians' Health and is published in the NATS Journal of Singing. Her book, The Owner’s Manual to the Voice (Oxford) is available on Amazon and at The Metropolitan Opera Shop.


Office of Music and Dance
(616) 331-3484



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