Integration of a Medical Voice Program in the Performing Community: Establishing an Extended Voice Team Network This article will summarize the process of establishing and growing relationships with professional voice users and vocal organizations in the community, including educational institutions, large- and small-scale performing arts organizations, professional associations, individual professional voice users and teachers, and others. We will present a review of the literature and recommendations ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2014
Integration of a Medical Voice Program in the Performing Community: Establishing an Extended Voice Team Network
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Julia D. Gerhard
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Voice Program, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Mario A. Landera
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Voice Program, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Donna S. Lundy
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Voice Program, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • David E. Rosow
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Voice Program, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Jose W. Ruiz
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Voice Program, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Jocelyn Bremekamp Odlum
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Voice Program, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Julia D. Gerhard

    Disclosure: Financial: Julia D. Gerhard, Mario A. Landera, Donna S. Lundy, David E. Rosow, Jose W. Ruiz, and Jocelyn Bremekamp Odlum have no financial interests to disclose.

    Nonfinancial: Julia D. Gerhard, Mario A. Landera, Donna S. Lundy, David E. Rosow, Jose W. Ruiz, and Jocelyn Bremekamp Odlum have no nonfinancial interests to disclose.

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Article   |   November 01, 2014
Integration of a Medical Voice Program in the Performing Community: Establishing an Extended Voice Team Network
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2014, Vol. 24, 130-135. doi:10.1044/vvd24.3.130
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2014, Vol. 24, 130-135. doi:10.1044/vvd24.3.130

This article will summarize the process of establishing and growing relationships with professional voice users and vocal organizations in the community, including educational institutions, large- and small-scale performing arts organizations, professional associations, individual professional voice users and teachers, and others. We will present a review of the literature and recommendations regarding integration of a voice program into the professional voice community. This will include identification of appropriate organizations and individuals for the extended voice network, methods of outreach, cultivation of relationships, and difficulties encountered. The idea of multidisciplinary treatment of voice disorders through a voice team has been well-established in the literature. Although many voice teams are further integrating themselves into their local communities, there has been little written about this. We hope that by sharing our process, we may provide information to others and learn more ourselves about how to better serve our professional voice communities.

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