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Workshop Team

Christopher Besch

Christopher Besch

Presenter

Bass-baritone Christopher Besch is proud to have performed in seven countries on three continents with such conductors as Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, and Jeffrey Thomas. He has been described as having "a commanding stage presence and rich resonance of deep bass sound" (DC Theatre Scene).

Kelley Hijleh

Kelley Hijleh

Associate Director of Singing Voice Science & Presenter

Kelley Hijleh holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma in voice performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She served on faculty of Montclair State University, where she taught private voice and vocal pedagogy. Kelley has recently relocated to Ashville, NC, where she teaches singing at Montreat College.

Ronald C. Scherer

Ronald C. Scherer

Scientific Advisor & Presenter

Ron Scherer, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bowling Green State University, teaches voice disorders and voice and speech science courses. His research interests include the physiology, mechanics, and acoustics of basic, abnormal, and performance sound production, and the methodologies involved in such research.

Stephen D'Amico

Stephen D'Amico

Presenter

Stephen D'Amico is a licensed and practicing speech -language pathologist living in Houston, TX. Professionally, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders on a multidisciplinary team of laryngologists and SLPs at The Texas Voice Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Richard Lissemore

Richard Lissemore

Director of Singing Voice Science & Presenter

Richard Lissemore, Director and Founder of Singing Voice Science, is an internationally acclaimed singing teacher, voice researcher, and performance coach who is equally adept at techniques for classical as well as popular vocal styles such as musical theater, rock, pop, R & B, and jazz.

Ereni Sevasti

Ereni Sevasti

Associate Director of Workshops & Presenter

Ereni Sevasti is a singer, actor, musician, and singing teacher whose performance highlights include The Visitor with Mandy Patinkin (Public Theater); The Bacchae (Shakespeare in the Park); and Lili in Carnival! (Kennedy Center).

Jeanne Goffi-Fynn

Jeanne Goffi-Fynn

Teachers College Columbia University Faculty Liaison & Presenter

Soprano Jeanne Goffi-Fynn is active as a performer and teacher in the New York City area. She received her doctorate in education (Ed.D) from Teachers College of Columbia University, where she serves as director of the Doctoral Cohort Program in the Program of Music and Music Education. Her particular area of interest at Columbia is the applied music studio.

Kevin Roon

Kevin Roon

Scientific Advisor and Presenter

Kevin Roon received his Ph.D. in linguistics from New York University in 2013, with a specialization in phonetics and phonology. Since 2013, he has been a post-doctoral associate with a joint appointment at the CUNY Graduate Center (New York City) and at Haskins Laboratories (New Haven, CT).

Jared Wasserman, MD

Jared Wasserman, MD

Presenter

Jared M. Wasserman, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an Associate Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center™, a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University where he majored in biological sciences.

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