The Singer's Voice

First Edition

Michael S. Benninger, Thomas Murry

Details: 202 pages, B&W, eBook

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-810-4

© 2008 | Available

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Each type of performer, whether singer, voiceover artists, dancer/singers, instrumentalist/singers, brings specific issues to the voice treatment team and requires special individual attention from the various members of the team, from laryngologist to speech pathologist, singing or voice teacher.

The Singer's Voice identifies these individuals, presents reports on cases with special needs and offers myriad solutions that help to preserve the voice and prevent further damage. It is written by a world-leading group of dedicated professionals from an array of disciplines related to the care and treatment of individuals who use their voices in professional settings. Ranging from current day performers to choral conductors to past rock and roll musicians, all contributors have shown a dedication to the care of the singer and performer through their studios, academic training, their research interests and experience, and their clinical and/or their performance background.

The content is thoroughly practical and written to be accessible to a wide range of voice professionals, particularly singing and voice teachers; instructors in the various performing arts; those who provide medical and allied health care; and, indeed, performers and students themselves.

Part I. Overview


Michael S. Benninger, MD, and Thomas Murry, PhD

Anatomy of the Vocal Mechanism Structure of the Voice

Nicolas E. Maragos, MD

Physiology of Voice Production How Does The Voice Work?

Jack Jiang, MD, PhD

Artistic Vocal Styles and Techniques

Sharon L. Radionoff, PhD

Part II Assessment and Diagnosis

Case History, Interview, and Voice Handicap Assessment

Michael S. Benninger, MD, and Thomas Murry, PhD

Laryngeal Examinations and Visualizations

Peak Woo, MD

Perceptual Attributes and Assessments of the Singer’s Voice

Rahul Shrivastav, PhD, and Judith Wingate, PhD

Acute Assessment of Professional Singers.

Josef Schlömicher-Thier, MD, and Matthias Weikert, MD

Part III. Treatments

Medications The Positive and Negative Impact on Voice

David M. Alessi, MD, FACS, and Audrey Crummey, BS

Complementary and Alternative Medications and Techniques.

Michael Seidman, MD

Voice Therapy for Benign Vocal Fold Lesions and Scar in Singers and Actors

Mara Behlau, PhD and Thomas Murry, PhD

Strategies for Dealing with Vocal Tension

Janet Madelle Feindel, MFA

Treatment of Injured Singers and Professional Speakers The Singer/Actor, Singer/Dancer, and Singer/Musician.

Jeannette L. LoVetri

Performance Anxiety Identification, Assessment, and Treatment

Philip J. Lanzisera, PhD, ABPP

Surgical Anatomy, Planning, and Consent

Michael S. Benninger, MD

Appendix Vocal Hygiene



Michael S. Benninger

Dr. Michael S. Benninger is the Chairman of the Head and Neck Institute at The Cleveland Clinic and is a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The Head and Neck Institute comprise the specialties of Otolaryngology, Audiology, Speech and Language Sciences, Oral Surgery and Dentistry.

In addition to his work at the hospital, Dr. Benninger has been very involved in Regional, National and International medical organizations. He is the President of the International Association of Phonosurgery, is the immediate past-President of the American Laryngologic Association, and Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) for 12 years, having been a former Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of that organization. He is also a Past-President of the American Rhinologic Society and the Michigan Oto-Laryngological Society. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is the largest peer-reviewed journal in the world for that specialty. He has served on the Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology and as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for WebMD. He is the Past-Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership.

Dr Benninger has authored or edited 7 books, including his most recent books, Botulinum Toxin Injections in the Head and Neck and The Singer¬ís Voice. He has 2 additional books in press. He has also has written over 70 book chapters and over 175 scientific articles, focusing primarily on voice care and laryngology, nasal and sinus disease and health care management. He has lectured extensively across the country and throughout the world.

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Benninger received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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Thomas Murry

Thomas Murry, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor and Co-Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Loma Linda Health University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Murry received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2010, the highest honor of the association, and also received a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. Dr. Murry is recognized throughout the world for his clinical, education, and research contributions to voice and swallowing disorders. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals. He has presented over 600 lectures at national meetings and in meetings in more than 35 countries. He has championed the need for combined management of voice and swallowing disorders among otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other medical professions.

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Third Edition

Robert T. Sataloff

Details: 984 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-860-9

© 2017 | Available

Manual of Singing Voice Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach to Vocal Health and Wellness

First Edition

Leda Scearce

Details: 444 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-568-4

© 2016 | Available

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Second Edition

Michael S. Benninger, Thomas Murry, Michael M. Johns, III

Details: 463 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-543-1

© 2016 | Available