New Book by Diana Sidtis Explores Voice, Perception, and Social Life

This spring, Steinhardt faculty members took part in A Celebration of Voice, an event launching Foundation of Voice Studies (Wiley Blackwell, 2013) by Diana Sidtis, professor of communicative sciences and disorders (NYU Steinhardt), and Jody Kreiman (UCLA). The book explores questions of how voice quality influences perception and the role it has in social life.

The evening included presentations and lectures about topics covered in the book as well as musical performances by students from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and the B. & B. Singers – students and faculty members from Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Speakers included: Jane Tylus, director of the Humanities Initiative (New York University), J. Martin Daughtry (NYU, FAS), Brian Gill (NYU Steinhardt), Christina Reuterskiöld (NYU Steinhardt), John Sidtis (NYU Langone) and Diana Sidtis.

(Photo:  Diana Sidtis, holding flowers; with Christina Reuterskiöld, associate professor, NYU Steinhardt)