An event to honor World Voice Day, an annual global celebration of the voice highlighting vocal health and the arts, will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm in the Auditorium at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow. The public is invited to enjoy this free concert with performances by local professional singers in Baroque to Latin Pop styles, who will share their personal stories of recovery from vocal injury. This extraordinary musical event is presented by the Phelps Institute of Voice and Swallowing Disorders.
Voice problems are considered taboo for working singers, and they don't often talk about the difficulties they have experienced. Singers Sharla Nafziger of Rye, Claudia Polo of Harrison, Suzanne Pittson of Dobbs Ferry, Angela Hall of Mt. Vernon, and Bill Vanaver of Rosendale (a folk singer who performed w ith Pete Seeger) will perform and then discuss the voice problems they have had and the methods they used to recover. Other singers who attend may also find out what they can do about troubles such as reduced pitch range, difficulty with high notes or voice breaks.
Dr. Craig Zalvan, Medical Director of the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, will be on hand to take questions, as will Judith Christopher, PhD, Director of the Phelps Speech and Hearing Center, and rehabilitation specialists Leah Ross-Kugler, MS, CCC- SLP, Arinne Tress, MS, CCC- SLP and Gaetano Fava, MS, CCC-SLP.
Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required and seats are limited. Reservations can be made by calling 914-366-3220.