University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations


March 23, 2004
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs at (251) 460-6238.

USA Hosts Voice Symposium

The 4th Annual University of South Alabama Voice Symposium will present “Engineering the Better Voice” with special guest Dr. Ingo Titze on Saturday, April 3 in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.

Titze is the executive director of the National Center for Voice and Speech as well as a distinguished professor of speech science and voice in the department of speech pathology and audiology and the School of Music at the University of Iowa. He is also a member of the bioengineering faculty at UI.

Formally educated as a physicist and engineer, Titze has applied his knowledge to a lifelong love of vocal music. His research interests include biomechanics of tissues used in phonation, acoustic phonetics, speech science, voice disorders, professional voice production, musical acoustics, animal vocalization, singing synthesis and the computer simulation of voice.

The symposium and is sponsored by the USA department of music in conjunction with the department of speech pathology and audiology and Alabama’s National Association of Teachers of Singing. The daylong event begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration.

For more information contact Dr. Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs, coordinator of vocal applied studies and assistant professor of music at USA, at 460-6238.


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