Stephen F. Austin, MM, PhD is associate professor of voice and voice pedagogy at North Texas State University. Dr. Austin is a singer, voice teacher, and a trained voice scientist, having earned the PhD in voice science under the direction of Dr. Ingo Titze at the University of Iowa. He has published original scientific investigations in Journal of Voice and has published articles on pedagogy, voice science, and historical pedagogy in Journal of Singing, Australian Voice, The Choral Journal, and Classical Singer. He has been primary author and editor of the popular "Provenance" column in Journal of Singing since 2005. He is a popular presenter and lecturer and has given presentations and master classes around the world. Dr. Austin serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Singing, is chair of the Voice Science Advisory Committee of NATS, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Voice Foundation. He is a successful studio teacher with former students who sing throughout the United States and Europe and hold university faculty appointments around the country. Dr. Austin conducts The Vocal Pedagogy Workshop every summer on the campus of the University of North Texas where he teaches practical application of important scientific concepts and pedagogic tenets of the historical Italian School of singing for voice teachers and singers.