NATS supports many types of voice research. Researchers seek to survey the profession in a variety of ways. NATS is pleased to offer members, students of members, and selected partners the opportunity to list links to various surveys being conducted by researchers. Please do not contact the NATS office regarding information on these surveys. Instead, contact the principal investigator provided with each listing.
NECESSARY VOCAL CARE AND REFERRALS
The purpose of this project is to allow participants from the singing voice community to review audio examples of healthy and disordered phonation, to determine whether singers and teachers are able to aurally recognize potentially problematic qualities in the singing voice.
"There's no belting like high belting" Calling all singers, teachers, coaches and others in the field who work with belters!
This brief survey consists of questions regarding singing teachers' use of vocal warm-ups in the voice studio. The results will be included in an article on how vocal warm-ups affect vocal fold physiology and vocal function. Contributors to the article are Katherine Verdolini Abbott, PhD, CCC-SLP, Mary Sandage, PhD, CCC-SLP, Aaron Ziegler, MA, CCC-SLP, and Ruth Rainero, MM. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. You are eligible to participate if: (a) you are 18 years and older and (b) you are a teacher of singing. All participation is entirely anonymous.
This survey will be available to complete online for two months. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. Please forward the survey link to other NATS members who might be interested. Direct any questions regarding this study to Ruth Rainero:
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