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Dr. Jennifer Whitehead: Vocal Health Matters!

Dr. Jennifer Whitehead: Vocal Health Matters!

Vocal health matters- on stage and off!
This was recorded under Herizon Music’s previous name, “Backstage Chats with Women in Music”


Dr. Jennifer Whitehead is an associate professor of music at Ohio Wesleyan University. With a Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice and singing health, she's teaching the next generation the skills necessary to heighten and extend their singing careers. Anyone who speaks for a living can benefit from her wisdom. She frequently appears in both staged and concert works in central Ohio, where recent roles with Opera / Columbus include Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Guinevere in Camelot, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. Let's bust some myths and hit the high notes of vocal health! See episode notes.

Meet Dr. Jennifer Whitehead!

In This Episode

  • Jennifer covers what you need to know about vocal health if you’re a singer, speaker, or any vocal-centric profession

  • Her strong opinions about auto-tune usage in modern music

  • Classical vs. modern vocal techniques: is one bad for you?

  • The “backpack look” and what it conveys about you

  • Do fat ladies really sound better, and how does appearance affect women in music industry?

  • How she’s putting her creative/journalistic writing skills to work

Connect with Jennifer

Jennifer’s Bio


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Guest: Dr. Jennifer Whitehead

Host and Producer: Thea Wood


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