On May 25, 2015, Dr. Brenda Smith, associate professor of music (voice), presented a tutorial on vocal pedagogy at the joint meeting of the International Association of Phonosurgeons and the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the same meeting, Dr. Smith also gave the G. Paul Moore Lecture entitled “The Art and Science of Lifelong Singing.” The G. Paul Moore lectureship is an honor given annually to acknowledge lifetime achievement in the fields of voice care and research. The late Dr. Moore, professor emeritus of the University of Florida Department of Communication Science and Disorders, was an internationally recognized pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of the singing voice and was one of Dr. Smith’s mentors.
In June, Dr. Smith gave two master classes at the Summer Vocal Institute at St. Petersburg College. In July, she taught a weeklong graduate course in Choral Pedagogy and Vocal Health at the Summer Music Institute at Central Connecticut State University. This fall, her chapter entitled “Choral Pedagogy and Vocal Health” will appear in the upcoming 4th edition of Professional Voice: The Art and Science of Clinical Care, edited by Dr. Robert T. Sataloff.