Emory Voice Center

Vocal Professional Services

When your voice is your livelihood, you have distinct needs. Hoarseness is more than an inconvenience and maintaining your vocal health matters. That's why at Emory Voice Center, we provide a variety of services for vocal professionals. We work with singers, actors, and musicians. Orators, teachers, radio and television broadcasters and others also depend on us.

We offer a staff of on-call physicians for music venues and concert halls. We can help with emergency vocal rehabilitation and vocal performance concerns. We also assist professionals in need via our partnership with MusiCaresĀ®.

Music Venue Services

We offer vocal professional services to more than performing artists. We create custom partnerships with arts organizations and concert venues. These partnerships help venues protect their performers' voices.

Partner with us to enhance your venue's reputation. The services we offer become an added value for your artists. Give your artists access to the latest innovations in voice therapy. They'll work with our world-renowned, multidisciplinary staff. This includes laryngologists, speech pathologists and singing voice specialists.

Special services for arts organizations and concert venues may include:

  • Evening and weekend on-site consults and diagnostics
  • Same day in-office consultation
  • Vocal health workshops - To schedule workshops please e-mail: nathaniel.sundholm@emoryhealthcare.org
  • Contract riders re: vocal health services
  • Collaborative marketing

Services for Vocal Professionals

Your voice is your vocation. Keeping it healthy is vital.

Voice professionals have unique vocal care needs. Our team at Emory Voice Center exists to meet these needs. That's why singers, actors, broadcasters, DJs and motivational speakers trust us to care for their voice.

Our specially trained, multidisciplinary staff includes laryngologists, speech pathologists, and singing voice specialists. Each has experience in the conditions and vocal requirements of the professional voice.

Our special services for vocal professionals include:

  • Preventive care for the speaking and singing voice
  • Perceptual and objective evaluation of the speaking and singing voice
  • Speaking and singing voice interventions and treatments
  • Performance-related emergent care

Tips for Voice Professionals

Here are some basic guidelines to protect your voice as a performer:

  • Always warm up before a performance. This can include relaxation techniques and gentle exercise. Then warm up with singing exercises in the mid-range of the voice.
  • Rest the voice between performances as much as possible, and avoid tension and stress.
  • Haven't had formal voice training? Consider learning vocal techniques from a singing coach or vocologist. This can protect and enhance your voice.
  • Avoid smoky rooms, bars and places where the environment can harm voice quality.
  • Avoid pitching your voice at a lower or unnatural level.
  • Use alcohol moderately, if at all.
  • Keep the voice hydrated by drinking lots of water. Try for at least eight eight-ounce glasses each day, or more for those who are heavier.
  • If your throat is dry, sleep with a humidifier.
  • Practice a healthy lifestyle that includes aerobic exercise and a nutritious diet.