Brian Gill (tenor), D.M.A., Certificate in Vocology, 2011 Van L. Lawrence Fellowship Winner awarded by The Voice Foundation/NATS, is Music Associate Professor/Director of Vocal Pedagogy at the NYU Steinhardt School. He has performed numerous operatic and musical theater roles, concerts, and recitals in the US and abroad. In addition to NYU, Professor Gill has taught at Eastern Kentucky University, Pace University, The University of Kentucky at Lexington (graduate assistant, voice, diction, and vocal pedagogy) and the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Continuing Education program. A sought-after master clinician/guest lecturer, Professor Gill has taught/presented for The New York Singing Teachers' Association, US Army Soldier's Chorus, South Carolina Governor's School, Quisisana Regional Theater, NYU’s department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, The New York Voice Study Group, The Fall Voice Conference, The Voice Foundation, The National Center for Voice and Speech, The Acoustical Society of America, Physiology and Acoustics of Singing conference, Pan-European Voice Conference, OPERA America, and Johan Sundberg’s The Science of the Singing Voice course. Abroad, Professor Gill has taught in France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and South Korea. His students perform throughout the United States and abroad, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, Sante Fe Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Royal de Wallonie, The Royal Opera House, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, On and Off Broadway, in Broadway national and international tours, The Soldier's Chorus, and many regional theaters in the US and abroad. Professor Gill has published in Voice Prints; Logopedics, Phoniatriacs, Vocology; and The Journal of Voice.
Johan Sundberg, Ph.D., in musicology Uppsala University 1966, doctor honoris causae 1996 University of York, UK) had a personal chair in Music Acoustics at the department from 1979 to his retirement 2001. Since 2002 he is Visiting Professor at the University of London, UK. He early became interested in the acoustical aspects of music, starting with a doctoral dissertation work on organ pipes. After the dissertation, singing voice and music performance have been his main research topics. He was the head of the music acoustics research group from 1970 to 2001. He has supervised or co-supervised 17 doctoral dissertations, 7 in medical faculties. In Musikens Ljudlära, Sundberg presents music acoustics in popularized form to the interested layman. The book Röstlära, 3rd edition 2001, presents an overview of research on the singing voice. As the President of the Music Acoustics Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Sundberg was editor or co-editor of twelve volumes in a series of proceedings of public seminars on music acoustic themes arranged in Stockholm since 1975. Sundberg has also had extensive experience of performing music. For 24 years he was a member of the Stockholm Bach Choir, 9 years as its president. He has studied singing for Dagmar Gustafson and made his public debute with a Lieder recital on his 50th birthday. He is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, The Swedish Acoustical Society (President 1976-81) and a fellow of The Acoustical Society of America.
Jeremy Aye (baritone), M.M., received his degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied with the renowned vocal pedagogue, Barbara Doscher, pupil of Berton Coffin. As a graduate student in Colorado, he taught both individual lessons to vocal performance majors as well as group voice-class for non-major singers. He has performed principal rolls in numerous operas, musicals and concerts throughout the United States. Companies include: Arizona Opera, Opera Colorado, Los Angeles Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Omaha, Kansas City Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Santa Fe Opera (Apprentice Artist), and Mid-America Productions (2007 Carnegie Hall debut). In addition to solo work, he has been active extra chorister at The Metropolitan Opera since 2005. In 2006, Jeremy became an adjunct voice professor at NYU Steinhardt. In addition to teaching classical and musical theater voice majors, he teaches the repertoire curriculum for Steinhardt's thriving Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy, under the guidance and mentorship of Director, Brian Gill. In 2012, he presented at NYU's International Voice Symposium along with voice experts Johan Sundberg, Ingo Titze, Brian Gill, Lucian Sulica, Martin Rothenberg, Don Miller and Ron Scherer. Jeremy's private students range from emerging talent to professional singers that perform on the stages of Broadway and The Metropolitan Opera.
Joan Lader, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P., has worked as a voice therapist and teacher in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. Her extensive practice, which includes leading singers and actors from Broadway, Film, Opera, R&B, Rap and Rock, provides training and development of professional singers, and vocal therapy for injured voices. In addition, she is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia University, Pace University, The Voice Foundation in Philadelphia, The Pacific Voice Foundation in San Francisco, NYSTA, and Berklee College of Music. She also regularly gives Master Classes and Workshops at Yale (Calhoun College), BTP (Broadway Theater Project), “The Lost Colony” in North Carolina, Western Carolina University, the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley and The Musical Theater Lab-Vineyard Arts. She is currently a consultant and Master Teacher at the New Studio at NYU. Ms. Lader is a certified Master Teacher of the Estill Voice Training System and has extensive training in the Alexander Technique as well as Fitzmaurice Voice Work and the work of Arthur Lessac. Her teaching and therapy draw from all of these disciplines in order to individualize and address the specific needs of her widely varying client population.
Milan R. Amin, M.D., is the Director of the NYU Voice Center, Chief of the Division of Laryngology, and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Amin's expertise is the treatment of vocal cord problems for singers, entertainers, teachers, Broadway stars, and professionals who depend on their voice every day as well as swallowing and airway issues. Dr. Amin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed an internship in Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology at Temple University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Laryngology and Voice Disorders at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has served as the Hahnemann Director of Residency Education for the Temple University Otolaryngology Residency Program, Director of the Medical Student Otolaryngology Pathway at Drexel University, and Director of the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Shirley Gherson, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P., is a clinical voice specialist, seeing patients with a variety of voice and airway disorders at the Rusk Institute. She received her B.A. from Boston University, her M.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and completed her certification in Vocology (specializing in the diagnosis and care of the professional voice) from the University of Iowa. Ms. Gherson further pursued her clinical training in voice disorders at the private practice of Dr. Robert T. Sataloff in Philadelphia. She continued her work as a voice and singing specialist at several Harvard affiliated hospitals in Boston, including the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ms. Gherson has lectured, presented, and developed workshops on such topics as Pediatric Voice Disorders, Voice Care for the Performer, Treatment of Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Cough, and Techniques for Speaking Voice Habilitation at national conferences and courses throughout the United States.