Norman D. Hogikyan, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Dr. Hogikyan is a professor Otolaryngology and professor of Music. He joined the faculty of the U-M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Surgery in 1995, and serves as chief of the Division of Laryngology, Rhinology and General Otolaryngology. He was appointed to the School of Music, Theater and Dance faculty, Division of Vocal Arts, in 1999.
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. .
Marci Daniels Rosenberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Soprano Marci Daniels Rosenberg is a senior speech pathologist and research investigator in the UMHS Departments of Speech Language Pathology and Otolaryngology, Division of Laryngology, Rhinology and General Otolaryngology. After completing her undergraduate degree in classical voice performance at The Peabody Conservatory she then completed her undergraduate degree in speech language pathology, followed by a research fellowship in voice disorders at the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication disorders. A voice and singing specialist, Ms. Rosenberg received her Masters degree in speech pathology from Bowling Green State University, and joined the UMHS in 2002.
Freda A. Herseth, M.M., D.M.
Mezzo-soprano Freda Herseth is on the faculty of the U-M School of Music. Ms. Herseth has sung with opera theaters, orchestras, and festivals throughout Europe and the United States, where she has premiered works written for her voice. At U-M, she teaches voice and vocal pedagogy, and is dedicated to working with the injured voice.
Melody Lynn Racine
Ms. Racine is the chair of the U-M Voice Department in the school of music, theater and dance. In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Melody has sung and continues to sing all over the country. At home, she is honored to have sung with University of Michigan's own Martin Katz, world-renowned collaborative pianist. Her singing has taken her to music festivals in Aspen and Tanglewood, along with concert, oratorio, and operatic stages all over the United States and in Italy. She has sung leading roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauber Flote, Così fan tutte, Turn of the Screw, Der Fliegende Hollander, Lakme, Four Saints in Three Acts, to name of a few. Recent concert appearances include soloist in Symphony no. 2 in c minor under the baton of Kenneth Kiesler.
Marc J. Haxer, M.A., CCC-SLP
Mr. Haxer is a senior speech and language pathologist in the UMHS Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His undergraduate and graduate training was completed at Central Michigan University. Active in the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, he has held the positions of association secretary, vice-president for programs, and president. Mr. Haxer has lectured extensively at the local, state and national levels, and has authored articles on voice disorders. He joined the Department of Otolaryngology in 1988.