Stephanie Fort ('03 M.M. voice pedagogy and performance) will present a session titled "Motivational interviewing as a tool to facilitate behavioral change in voice patients” at the fall conference of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) in Scottsdale, AZ.
Now working as a speech-language pathologist, Stephanie Fort, M.S., CCC-SLP, joined the Massachusetts Eye and Ear's Voice and Speech Laboratory in Boston after completing her clinical fellowship in voice at the Philadelphia Ear, Nose and Throat Associates operated by Dr. Robert Sataloff. She earned her master’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2012. From 2005 to 2008, Stephanie served as assistant professor of voice at Brewton-Parker College in Georgia. She co-authored “The Effect of Oral Topical Anesthesia on the Characteristics of Voice,” which was published in the Journal of Voice in January 2014. For World Voice Day 2013, she co-presented a lecture, “The Care and Maintenance of the Teacher’s Voice” at Drexel University. Her clinical interests include working with singers, teachers and other professional voice users, as well as voice therapy adherence. Stephanie is regularly sought after for presentations and workshops on singing and voice health.
Stephanie performed in Penn State Opera Theater’s production of Dido and Aeneas and was a soprano soloist in King David and The Seven Last Words of Christ with the Brewton-Parker College Choral Society. She was an invited soloist for the Howard Payne University Mostly Mozart Celebration performance of "Exsultate, Jubilate."
Stephanie is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Voice.