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Presentation at the SF Conservatory of Music

Sarah Schneider and Katherine Yung did a vocal health presentation at the SF Conservatory of Music on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Here they discussed the importance of vocal safety. Sfcoservmusic.


World Voice Day 2017

The UCSF Voice & Swallowing Center team celebrated World Voice Day on April 12th with events at both the Mount Zion and Mission Bay Cafeterias. The team at each location provided information about vocal health and awareness to medical center staff and patients during the lunch hour. The event featured two talented local singer-songwriters, Ellisa Sun and Johnny Harper.

World Voice Day is celebrated annually to create global awareness and provide education on the importance of the voice. This may be in the context of speaking, singing, vocal arts, etc. and through habilitation, rehabilitation and prevention. The UCSF Voice & Swallowing team was on hand to discuss preventative habits to protect the voice and provide resources to seek support and training.


Vocology in Practice Premiere Voice Teacher Education Forum

Dr. Katherine Yung, MD, and Speech-language Pathologist, Sarah Schneider, CCC-SLP, MS, had the pleasure of participating at the first Vocology in Practice Premiere Voice Teacher Education Forum. Dr. Yung and Ms. Schneider provided preventative tips/habits to help singers and speakers protect their voice, while they continue to do the things they love. The forum featured interactive workshops, classes, and lectures for voice coaching professionals and singing teachers who were seeking extended educational advice from industry professionals: vocal artists, clinical physicians, speech-language pathologists, musicians, and voice instructors.


World Voice Day 2016

World Voice Day is celebrated annually on April 12th. Join the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center a few days early to celebrate and learn about your voice. Come by the Mt. Zion or Mission Bay Hospital Cafeteria from 12noon-1pm to meet the Voice and Swallowing team who will provide tips for a healthy voice, free laryngeal massage, provide a peek at the inside of a voice box, and teach what to do if you “over-do it” vocally. There will also be free music entertainment provided by two talented local singer-song writers. Come on by!