Our Team

Physician Laryngologist

Norman D. Hogikyan, M.D., FACS

Dr. Norman Hogikyan
Dr. Norman Hogikyan

Dr. Hogikyan is a nationally recognized authority in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. He has published dozens of manuscripts and book chapters in this field, has served on the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and on the editorial review board of major otolaryngology and voice-related journals. He has been the director of the Vocal Health Center since its establishment in 1996.

 

Speech Pathologist

Marci Daniels Rosenberg, M.S., CCC-SLP

Marci Rosenberg
Marci Rosenberg

Marci Daniels Rosenberg is a singer and licensed speech language pathologist and research investigator at our U-M Vocal Health Center. A voice and singing specialist, Marci works clinically to rehabilitate injured voices. After completing her undergraduate degrees in vocal performance and speech pathology, Marci was a research fellow in the Voice and Speech Lab at The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders before finishing her masters degree in speech language pathology. Marci actively teaches workshops and lectures nationally in the areas of vocal health, performance voice, managing vocal injuries and application of kinesiology principals to voice therapy. She co-chaired the inagural, international voice conference “Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation of the Performance Voice” in 2010. Marci has served on the faculty team for Somatic Voicework ™ The Lovetri Method at the Contemporary Commercial Music Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory for speech pathology and vocal health. She is co-author of the newly published singing science text book The Vocal Athlete (LeBorgne & Rosenberg, 2014) and the companion book The Vocal Athlete: Application and technique for the hybrid singer (Rosenberg & LeBorgne, 2014; Plural Publishing). In additional to clinic activities, Marci continues to perform and also maintains a private voice studio.

 

Voice Training Specialists

Freda A. Herseth, M.M., D.M.

Freda Herseth
Freda A. Herseth

Professor Herseth the Aurthur F. Thurnau Professor of Voice, has sung critically acclaimed leading roles in opera throughout Germany. She has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Europe, Russia and Israel, including the La Scala Opera Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti in the world premiere of Richard Wernick's . . . and a time for peace, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Stuttgart State Theater Orchestra in the world premiere of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and The Folger Consort of Washington, D.C.

 

Melody Lynn Racine

Melody Lynn Racine
Melody Lynn Racine

Melody Racine, mezzo soprano, associate professor, former chair of the Department of Voice, and currently associate dean for academic affairs, is a master teacher in the fields of classical performance and musical theatre. She is a recipient of the Harold Haugh Award for excellence in studio instruction. In addition, she maintains a studio of professional singers who grace the Broadway stage and the operatic stage. Gavin Creel, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Alex Gemignani, and Daniel Reichard-to name but a few-are presently making a difference in the world of musical theatre. 

As highly trained professional singers and professors at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, our voice training specialists employ their extensive expertise and experience to facilitate the healing and training of patients from all walks of life.  They strive to meet the needs of each patient through a carefully crafted course of action that includes breath management, resonance, vocal function and flexibility, thereby improving quality of life and work.