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Setnor School of Music’s Voice Pedagogy Program Hosts Visiting Scholar from Brazil
The Setnor School of Music and its graduate program in voice pedagogy is hosting Tiago Cruz, a doctoral student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, during the 2021-22 academic year. He is the program’s first visiting scholar.
Cruz is working with Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, associate professor of applied music and performance (voice), assisting and collaborating with voice pedagogy graduate students, conducting research and helping design an up-to-date voice laboratory for the Setnor School. A small equipment grant from Syracuse University’s Office of Research has assisted with laboratory, which will aid in a proposed longitudinal study of vocal health in Setnor voice students.
“Tiago has been invaluable in preparing a longitudinal study, set up of the new voice-assessment tools and helping to train our students in their use,” says Roland-Silverstein.
“I’m having a great experience, which is contributing to my learning and to my career,” says Cruz. “The opportunity to assist in the creation and development of a voice lab is unique.”
Cruz is a speech language pathologist finishing his doctorate in an exciting and fast evolving field. His expertise as a scholar and performer ranges throughout the fields of sonology, voice pedagogy, performance and production. He began his studies as a classical acoustic guitarist in 1995 and has continued his studies as a singer and performer alongside his voice science studies.
“His contribution as a scholar and educator to Setnor this year has already been a tremendous gift to students and faculty,” notes Roland-Silverstein.