Linking the healing arts and the performing arts with a celebration of World Voice Day 2015 brought Dr. Rima DeFatta, a local ear, nose and throat surgeon with a special interest in the voice, to campus in May. Dr. DeFatta gave the keynote address and invited one of her patients to discuss his experiences coping with and overcoming his voice disorder. Musical interludes featured selections from the opera "The Marriage of Figaro" and songs by the student a cappella groups Impromptu, Audacious and Fifth Element. Rounding out the event were education and research poster presentations by communication sciences and disorder students. A concluding reception provided the opportunity for attendees to talk with Dr. DeFatta and her patient and to explore the issues among themselves. The event was jointly sponsored by the Institute for Health Sciences, the department of music and theatre arts and the department of communication sciences and disorders.
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