Classical Voice and Opera Studies

2nd International Voice Symposium, January 10-12, 2014

Voice Source Characteristics: Methods and Discoveries

Voice Source Characteristics: Methods and Discoveries

January 10-12, 2014 - Sponsored by NYU Steinhardt with support from NYU's Humanities Initiative, Glottal Enterprises, The Voice Foundation and VoceVista.

Hosted by: Profs. Brian Gill, Johan Sundberg, and Filipa Lã

Invited Speakers: Milan Amin, Ron Baken, Ryan Branski, Martin Daughtry, Michael Döllinger, Matthias Echternach, Svante Granqvist, Nathalie Henrich, Christian Herbst, Willy Mattheus, Donald Miller, Dirk Mürbe, Martin Rothenberg, Ronald Scherer, Lucian Sulica, Jan Svec, Sten Ternström, Ingo Titze, and Pedro Vilda.

January 10, the opening day of the symposium, will feature talks on the physiology of the voice source, including voice pathologies. There will be a wide range of topics presented ending with a panel discussion entitled, “What is the source?”  The day will end with a short concert to welcome everyone to the symposium.

January 11 will feature more research in the same area but will focus on properties related to the voice source followed by methods used in analyzing it. The talks on methods will lead to another panel discussion entitled, “Strengths and Limitations of Methods.”

The final day (half day), January 12, will focus on modeling of the voice source and will include an overview of recent discoveries as well as a literature review of voice modeling. At the end of the half day there will be a final panel discussion, “Experiments, Models, and the Future.”

The first two days will contain workshops where the symposium attendees will be divided into smaller group in order to take a closer look at some of the tools used to analyze the voice source.

(Please see below for a tentative schedule of the talks.)

Science of the Voice, January 13 – 17, 2014

*Science of the Voice: Immediately following the 2nd International Symposium, world-renowned voice scientist, Johan Sundberg, along with profs. Brian Gill, Filipa Lã, and Svante Granqvist, will be conducting a course on a broad range of voice topics, including Breathing, Phonation, Resonance, and Sound Recording for documentation. The week-long course will end with a day of open master classes where the changes being made will be discussed immediately, grounding them in the realities of voice function (anatomy, physiology and acoustics).

This course can be purchased separately or in conjunction with the 2nd International Voice Symposium. There is a discount for purchasing them together.

The Science of the Voice is offered  for 2.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Please click here to download the disclosures chart.


Please REGISTER HERE for the voice symposium. 
Due to unforeseen issues with registration, the deadline for registration as well as the late fee have been removed. Please register at your earliest convenience.

For further information please contact Dr. Brian Gill:


A Three-Tiered System is offered to allow as many participants as possible:

  • Professional - $250 (symposium only) $300 (course only) $475 (both)
  • Graduates of SVI/NYU and NYU employees - $225 (symposium only) $275 (course only) $425 (both)
  • Students - $200 (symposium only) $250 (course only) $400 (both)

Anyone choosing to pay as a student, graduate of SVI/NYU or NYU employee will be asked to present their ID upon arrival at the symposium.


NYU is offering rooms at a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Soho. To find out more about the Holiday Inn Soho, please click here. To receive the NYU discounted rate, remember to mention NYU during your reservation process.


The Symposium will be held in the Frederick Loewe Theatre on the ground floor of the Steinhardt Education Building located at 35 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012.  

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Proposed Schedule of Events 


These schedules are subject to change.





The Science of the Voice is offered  for 2.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Please click here to download the disclosures chart.