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Vocal Health and Pedagogy, Volume 2
Advanced Assessment and Treatment

Second Edition
Robert Thayer Sataloff
371 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
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  • New fully revised and updated edition
  • Expanded materials with new chapters
  • Restructured into two volumes
  • Drawn from best-selling and acclaimed Professional Voice, 3rd edition to provide an affordable alternative for students and performers.

The new edition of this classic text has now been revised and expanded (with completely new chapters on children's singing, the aging voice, vocal health strategies for choral music educators, and vocal pedagogy and choral singing) to the extent that the work is now necessarily and logically divided into two volumes: Volume I: Science and Assessment and Volume II: Advanced Assessment and Practice.

This second volume considers the medical and non-medical issues affecting the human voice, including diagnosis and treatment of voice problems, the effects of physical injury, posture, pollutants and irritants, psychological effects, voice therapy, medication, and much more.

The world-renowned contributors, under the general authorship and editorship of Professor Sataloff, present everything that students need for vocal pedagogy or speech and language pathology coursework, and that professional and amateur performers and their teachers must consider in their daily lives.


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  • Soren Lowell, PhD, National Institutes of Health, Doody's Review Service:
    "As an expert otolaryngologist with a longstanding specialty focus in care of the professional voice, Dr. Sataloff is ideally suited to compile and edit a comprehensive resource to guide students and instructors on the art of professional voice care...This book presents unique perspectives and resources on caring for the singing and acting voice, serving as an excellent complement to other voice science texts. Specific considerations for evaluating and treating the singing and acting voice, such as posture and position during performance, theatrical special effects and their impact on voice, performance anxiety, and preparatory exercises are highlighted."

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • Common Medical Diagnoses and Treatments in Patients with Voice Disorders: An Introduction and Overview
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • The Effects of Age on the Voice
    Robert Thayer Sataloff and Sue Ellen Linville
  • Hearing Loss in Singers and Other Musicians
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, Joseph Sataloff and Caren J. Sokolow
  • Allergy
    John R. Cohn, Patricia Padams, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Respiratory Dysfunction
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Endocrine Dysfunction
    Timothy D. Anderson and Dawn D. Anderson
  • Performing Arts-Medicine and the Professional Voice User: Risks of Nonvoice Performance
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Bodily Injuries and Their Effects on The Voice
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Seating Problems of Vocalists
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Nutrition and the Professional Voice
    Pamela L. Harvey, and Susan H. Miller
  • Sleep and Vocal Performers
    Pamela L. Harvey, Keith G. Saxon
  • Pollution and its Effect on the Voice
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Artificial Fogs and Smokes
    Harry H. Herman, Jr. and Monona Rossol
  • Psychological Aspects of Voice Disorders
    Deborah Caputo Rosen, Reinhardt J. Heuer, Steven L. Levy, Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Performance Anxiety
    Steven L. Levy, Deborah Caputo Rosen, and Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Medications and the Voice
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Joseph Anticaglia
  • Medications for Traveling Performers
    Robert Thayer Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw
  • Introduction to Treating Voice Abuse
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Speech-Language Pathology and the Professional Voice User: An Overview
    Carol N. Wilder. Voice Therapy, Reinhardt J. Heuer, Michelle Horman, Rhonda K. Rulnick, Kathe S. Perez, Kate A. Emerich and Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Voice Rest
    Robert Thayer Sataloff, Susan Cline, Karen M. Lyons, Adam D. Rubin
  • Increasing Vocal Effectiveness
    Bonnie N. Raphael and Robert Thayer Sataloff

About The Author

Robert Thayer Sataloff

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Dr. Sataloff is a professional singer and singing teacher and served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Haverford College, medical degree from Jefferson Medical CollegeĀ–Thomas Jefferson University, and doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written more than 700 publications, including 40 books. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and otology/neurotology/skull base surgery.