Voice Use for Professional and Amateur Singers
At the UW Health Voice and Swallow Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, we understand how important the voice is for professional and performing vocalists.
We appreciate that your voice is your mode of expression, and we recognize that your vocal quality, stamina, agility, and dependability are essential to your performing aspirations or your professional career.
About Our Program
UW Health is the official voice care provider for the Madison Opera, American Players Theater, and Fresco Opera Theatre. We have treated a variety of elite performers throughout our history and are internationally recognized for excellence in research, diagnosis, and highly-specialized care for a wide variety of voice disorders.
- Vocal pain, discomfort, or fatigue during or following voice use (singing, speaking, or acting)
- Vocal quality changes
- Increased speaking and/or singing effort
- Loss of high notes
- Pitch transition problems
- Projection difficulty
- Unfamiliar audible and/or physical nuance changes
- Frequent laryngitis
Any one of these issues or a combination thereof may signal vocal fold problems. We use leading-edge diagnostic procedures, including high-speed digital imaging, to identify potential problems and better understand the mechanics of your voice. We complete a comprehensive voice evaluation to assess how voice use and environmental factors interact to contribute to symptoms, and we tailor our approach to your vocal issues and needs.