Catawba hosts free voice clinic

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

If you sing, whether in a church choir, a community chorale or a high school chorus, you are invited to a free voice clinic at Catawba College sponsored by the departments of music and theatre arts.
Led by Leda Scearce, a clinical coordinator and speech-language pathologist and professional and singing voice specialist for the Duke Voice Care Center at Duke University Medical Center, the clinic is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Those attending this free seminar will receive tips which can help make a voice last a lifetime, whether a person is a singer, actor or a music director.
Scearce combines her passion for helping people with voice disorders with her extensive background as a singer and voice teacher. As a member of the Duke Voice Care Center team, she provides voice evaluation and rehabilitation therapy to singers, actors and other vocal performers with voice injuries.
She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She holds bachelor’s and master’s of music degrees in voice performance from Indiana University. Her performance experience includes appearances as leading soprano and soloist with opera companies, orchestras and music festivals across the United States. A voice teacher for more than 20 years, she has served on the faculties of five universities and colleges.
She earned a master of science degree in speech-language pathology from Boston University, where she completed an internship in voice disorders at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.