Saturday, June 2, 2012

Choir Girl in Salt Lake City

Greetings readers,

Alas, I have relocated since my last post... I am now in Salt Lake City! While I still have Podium interview offerings to compose for you all, I have been busy this last little while preparing for my move to Salt Lake City. What am I doing in Utah? You may ask. I will be attending the Summer Vocology Institute hosted at the University of Utah. For the next two months I will be learning about specialized principles of voice production, voice rehabilitation, and working with professional voice users. I'm excited to learn more about this specialized area of Speech Pathology. During my Masters coursework we only spent half a term on this content. As well, I'm hoping to see the potential of voice science clinical applications which will hopefully, in turn, generate some thoughts for future PhD work. It's an ambitious goal I have set for myself, I know. What I do know is that my soon-to-be professor,  Ingo Titze, sang with Pavarobitti.

If that's not cool, then I don't know what is.

Some people may be puzzled at why I am moving after only 2.5 months in an adult outpatient rehab job I secured after my final practicum. This job really was, in many ways, my ideal clinic setting. However, you know that general feeling of unease that makes you question whether you are doing what you are meant to be doing? Well, that was where I was at after a solid year of clinical work with my practicums and going straight into my first S-LP position. While I don't know exactly what to expect in these next two months, I just know I'd rather spend the time finding out instead of wondering. Since I am a fan of self-moderating my emotional responses, I'm approaching the whole situation with wary excitement.

Thus, dear readers, you can expect to read more speech-centric choral posts from me these next two months. Who knows, perhaps I'll be able to squeeze in some choral experiences for myself as well. I hear there's a popular choir in town called the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Perhaps I'll check them out :)

Until next time readers, take care.

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