Soprano, Opera Director and Singing Health Specialist, Rachael Gates has performed in Germany, Italy, Russia and many of the United States. She has taught at Northwestern University,The Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford), and directed at Yale University. She teaches vocal health at Michigan State University where she is a member of the MSU Musician’s Wellness Team and teaches vocal health to broadcasters, singers and SLP student clinicians. She studied vocal performance at Carnegie Mellon University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and The Ohio State University where she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts.
Arick Forrest is Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Residency Program Director, and serves as the Director of The Ohio State University Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic. He has been involved in treating the professional voice since completing his Laryngology fellowship at Vanderbilt University under Robert H. Ossoff DMD MD in 1993.
Kerrie Beechler Obert, MA-CCC/SLP, is a clinical voice pathologist at The Ohio State University JamesCare Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic in Columbus, Ohio. She is also actively involved in several on-going research projects with a team of nationally recognized experts in the field of voice pathology. Ms. Obert holds degrees in speech pathology and music and she has extensive performance training in a variety of styles and techniques.