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Rachael Bergan (Gates)

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Voice, Visiting Professor

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1227 The Haas Center for Performing Arts

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Soprano, Opera Director and Vocal Health Specialist, Dr. Rachael Gates has sung in Germany, Russia, Italy and throughout the United States. Dr. Gates was Assistant Opera Director at Northwestern University, has taught at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, and has guest directed operas for Yale University where she served as assistant director to Sir Colin Graham. She belongs to PAMA, NATS, has published in The Journal of Singing, and is a member of the Musician's Wellness Team at Michigan State University where she teaches vocal health. She pioneered what is now a Singing Health Specialization at The Ohio State University Medical Center with laryngologist L. Arick Forrest, MD and Kerrie Obert CCC-SLP. Dr. Gates holds degrees in music from Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and The Ohio State University. She is highly regarded and in demand for her presentations on material from her book, The Owner's Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users (c2013, Oxford University Press). Recent invitations include University of Chicago, New York Singing Teachers Association, Chicago NATS, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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