Thursday, September 24, 2015


Vocal Health for Singing and Public Speaking

The clinicians for this workshop will be C. Hurt, BM, MM, and Ann Rooney, BM, MS, CCC-SLP.

WHEN: 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2015
WHERE: Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Avenue at Kings Road, Madison
ADMISSION: A limited number of seats are available, and advanced registration is required. General registration, which includes light refreshments, is $35.
For registration and further information, visit or call 973-538-6969. New Jersey certified teachers can earn professional development credits by attending this workshop.

Martin HurtMartin C. Hurt, BM, MM is a voice instructor/actor/singer who has lived and worked professionally in NYC since 1996. He has been seen as a performer throughout North America on National Tours and at Regional Theatres. As a voice instructor, Martin teaches at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC) and Kean University (Union, NJ). He maintains private voice studios in NYC, Madison, NJ and Caldwell. Martin is a member of Actors' Equity Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Voice Foundation and New York Singing Teacher's Association.

He is a level-three certified Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method instructor and has studied with The CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University, The McClosky Institute of Voice and The Institute of Voice Performance Pedagogy (Richard Miller). He holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music

Ann Rooney, BM, MS, CCC-SLP is a clinical voice pathologist who is a member of the voice disorders team at Montefiore Medical Center’s Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in New York City.

She is a seasoned specialist in voice-communication training with expertise in rehabilitation of the singing voice. She is an active speaker on use of the professional voice. She holds a BM in voice performance and music education from Boston University and a MS in speech and language pathology from Columbia University. Ann is also an active member of Actor’s Equity Association. Professional associations and affiliations include American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New York Voice Study Group, Extramural Laryngology Rounds (ELR), Voice and Voice Disorders Special Interest Group, and The Voice Foundation.

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