World Voice Day Seminar

This seminar is co-organized by the McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), the Schulich School of Music, and CIRMMT. It will take place on April 16, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm in A832-33 at the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building of McGill University. Registration is required.

Registration /Inscription

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Registration link: World Voice Day Seminar


World Voice Day (WVD) is a global event to educate the public that VOICE MATTERS! This year McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), Department of Otolaryngology, and CIRMMT will organize the WVD seminar to promote voice care to the Montreal community.

The seminar will include singing performances, updates on voice research around Montreal, and information on how singing and music help to keep aging voices sounding top-notch. Local experts including an otolaryngologist and researchers from speech-language pathology and music will discuss voice in the aging population. The presenters will also answer questions about voice from the audience. There will be free voice screenings held after the seminar.

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Guests /Invités

Prof. Nicole Yee-Key Li-Jessen, Ph.D., School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University 

Prof. Isabelle Cossette, Ph.D., Department of Music Education, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT), McGill University

Dr. Karen Kost, M.D., Professor of Otolaryngology at McGill University, Director of Voice and Dysphagia Clinic at McGill University Health Centre

Emily Anctil-Lamarre, Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) student, École d'orthophonie et d'audiologie (EOA), Université de Montréal 

Les Voix de Parkinson en mouvement, led by Lisa Lapointe, BFA, M.Mus.

Prof. Winston Purdy, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Student musicians from Schulich School of Music

Student presenters from School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD)


Schedule /Programme


Welcome music
Opening song
Opening remarks
Aging voice - words from a laryngologist
Singing performance
Aging voice research update
Singing performance
Vocal exercise demonstration
Music research update
Closing remarks
Reception and voice screenings