Know Your Voice

Dr. Filipa Lã

Dr. Lã is an internationally recognized scientist (in voice science and pedagogy), singer and singing teacher with a background in Biology and a Master and PhD in Vocal Performance Studies. She is currently doing research at the Centre for Social Sciences and at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, both at the University of Coimbra, in Portugal, where she investigates issues related to professional voice users’ health and wellbeing, developing strategies to optimize voice education and professional voice users’ working conditions. Additional projects involve descriptions of cross-cultural studies in different singing styles. Her work has granted her with several international awards, the latter being The Van Lawrence Award, by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Voice Foundation, USA in 2015.