Interviews on Voice Matters Episode #6 with Lynn Helding

May 20, 2017
Lynn Helding talks about vocology as it pertains to modern vocal pedagogy, the history of the voice teaching profession, dissemination of professional knowledge, and how you can get involved in the dynamic field of voice science.

SNATs Chat: NOT Lost in Translation: Adapting Classical Technique to Musical Theatre Styles

April 24, 2017
Lynn Helding was the guest for the inaugural SNATS (Student NATS) Chat, moderated by Dr. Errik Hood, Voice Area Head at Utah State University. Lynn discusses how she teaches “belting,” the vocal style associated with musical theatre and other non-classical vocal styles. An accompanying handout of vocal exercises is available at

Academic Minute with Lynn Helding

March 5, 2015

WAMC Public Radio: Academic Minute: A Science of the Voice
Lynn Helding talks describes the history and promise of vocology, the new science of voice, in a one minute format!

News Releases:

Vocal HealthSeptember 2017

An Up-Close Perspective on Vocal Health



University of Southern California

August 15, 2015

Lynn Helding joins the USC Thornton School of Music
as Associate Professor of Practice in Voice Pedagogy



The Deep End of the Pool


The Deep End of the Pool: Like her flagship course, Lynn Helding’s new association which she co-founded with voice science colleagues from across the United States, dives into physics and anatomy to dissect the workings of the human voice.


(Visit the PAVA site here)

Lynn Headshot

Singing Their Praises: Students earn accolades in regional singing competition.

From Motorhead to Mozart: Aspiring operatic tenor Frederick Schlick ’14 shows his range

Roomful of Smiles: First-year students share limelight with Roomful of Teeth

Hitting the High Notes: Voice students earn a place in the NATS winner’s circle

The Right Key: Opera singer Anne Jennifer Nash ’96 takes a broad-based approach to her art

Small, but Mighty: Students place in regional vocal competition

Upcoming Appearances:


Friday, May 18, 2018

Symposium: The Art and Science of Great Teaching: Celebrating the Legacy of William Vennard, University of Southern California.
For more information, visit

June 22-26, 2018

Lynn Helding, Featured Speaker: “Alternative Facts: The Cognitive Dissonance of Hearing versus Feeling”
NATS 55th National Conference in Las Vegas, NV USA

Past Appearances:


October 20-21, 2017

Lynn Helding, Featured Speaker: “The Clinician’s Illusion”
Workshop Presenter, “How To Achieve Gola Aperta”
PAVA Symposium 2017 Toronto, Canada
St. Michael’s Li Ka Shing International Health Care Center

Sunday – Friday, July 30 – August 4

Faculty, ArtsBridge Summer Art Song program for High School students

Monday – Tuesday, March 20 – 21, 2017

Lynn Helding, Master Teacher In Residence
Capstone Research and Technology in Vocal Pedagogy Series
The University of Alabama School of Music, Tuscaloosa, AL

Wednesday – Friday, March 8-10, 2017

Lynn Helding, Master Teacher In Residence
Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Music, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada

Saturday – Sunday, February 25-26, 2017

Lynn Helding, Mindful Voice Workshop: How to Teach Non-Classical Voice
Utah State University, Logan Utah

Friday and Saturday, April 22 & 23, 2016
Lynn Helding Keynote Presentation: The Art and Science of the Performing Voice

Bergstrom Award for Art and Science Voice Symposium, co-sponsored by the University of Washington School of Music, the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Department of Otolaryngology ­ Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Washington

Thursday – Friday, November 12– 13, 2015

Lynn Helding, Guest Artist in Residence, Hvidsten Artist Series
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.

Lynn Helding, Guest Clinician
2015 NATS Michigan chapter auditions at Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan

Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015

Lynn Helding, Featured Speaker: The Future of Vocology

Symposium: The Inaugural Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) Symposium

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 12:30 PM
Presentation: How Know-That Becomes Know-How: New Research in Motor Learning Theory

44th Annual Voice Foundation Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
Lynn Helding Video Chat “Singing With the Brain in Mind”

Sponsored by the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)

Thursday – Saturday, March 5-7, 2015
Visiting Master Voice Teacher In Residence at Utah State University

Caine College of the Arts, Logan, Utah
Master Classes:
Thursday 12:30-1:30, 7-9:30
Friday 7-9:30
Workshop: Saturday 10-12 and 2-5

Thursday March 5, 2015
Lynn Helding Broadcast on NPR’s WAMC “Vocology — The Science and Art of the Voice”

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Performance: Cabaret: Beyond the Fourth Wall

Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
HUB Social Hall, Holland Union Building free admission

Sunday, January 18, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.
Lynn Helding Keynote Presentation: Mindful Voice: The Singing Teacher in the Age of the Cognitive Revolution

Cal-Western Regional Student Auditions and Conference at California State University, Sacramento

Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.
Lynn Helding Master Class for Musical Theatre and Commercial/Contemporary Music Singers

Cal-Western Regional Student Auditions and Conference at California State University, Sacramento

October 31- November 4, 2014
Music Director “Fiddler on the Roof”

Joint Production of the Dickinson College Departments of Music & Theatre and Dance

October 17 – 19, 2014
Guest Adjudicator & Clinician

NATS Alaska 2014 Music Theatre Competition
Anchorage, Alaska–news.html

July 29-31, 2014
Guest Master Teacher in Residence: Music Theatre Voice

Summer Vocology Institute | National Center for Voice and Speech University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

July 21 – 25, 2014
Guest Master Teacher in Residence: Music Theatre Voice

Next Step Prep Academy for Musical Theatre
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Missoula, Montana

Tuesday, July 9, 2014 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The ‘Screen Invasion’: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.
53rd National Conference, July 5-9, 2014
Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Teaching in the Age of American Idol: The Narcissism Epidemic


Saturday, March 2, 2013
Passages: A Cabaret Evening

With instrumentalists Tim James, piano and Allen Roth, bass
7 pm Rubendall Recital Hall/Weiss Center for the Arts
Dickinson College

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Mindful Voice: The Singer in the Age of the Cognitive Revolution

NATS-LA Winter Symposium
Chapman University, Orange, California

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The Talent Myth

Biblio Café | Waidner-Spahr Library, Dickinson College

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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Memory, Hither Come: Using an Open Source Course Management System to Aid Memory Consolidation

6th International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas

July 16 – 19, 2012
Guest Artist: Teacher Lynn Helding

Next Step Prep
Missoula Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Summer School
Summer 2012 Session

Sunday July 1, 2012
Mindful Voice: The Singing teacher in the Age of the Cognitive Revolution

National Association of Teachers of Singing 52nd National Conference
Orlando, Florida

Monday April 16, 2012 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free Public Lecture: Vocal Health: Make Your Voice Count
Dickinson College Weiss Center for the Arts Room 235

Saturday March 10, 2012

Northeastern Illinois University

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Friday March 9, 2012
Voice Master Class

Northeastern Illinois University

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