1. Sataloff RT, Hawkshaw M, Emerich KA. How I do it: Myringotomy tubes for malformed ears. Ear, Nose Throat J. 1994;73(5).
  2. Sataloff RT, Spiegel JR, Heuer RJ, et al. Laryngeal mini-microflap: A new technique and reassessment of the microflap saga. J Voice. 1995;9(2). 
  3. Heuer RJ, Sataloff RT, Emerich K, et al. Unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis: The importance of “preoperative” voice therapy. J Voice. 1997;11(1).
  4. Sataloff RT, Spiegel JR, Emerich KA, Rosen D. Post-hemorrhagic vocal fold polyps. Ear, Nose Throat J. 1994;73(12).
  5. Sataloff RT, Spiegel JR, Emerich K. Recurrent vocal fold hemorrhage. Ear, Nose Throat J. 1995;74(12).
  6.  Spiegel JR, Sataloff RT, Emerich KA. The young adult voice. J Voice. 1997;11(2).
  7.  Emerich KA, Spiegel JR, Sataloff RT. Phonomicrosurgery III: Pre- and postoperative care. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2000;33(5). 
  8.  Emerich KA. Nontraditional tools helpful in the treatment of certain types of voice disturbances. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;11(3). 
  9.  Emerich KA, Titze IR, Švec JG, Popolo PS, Logan G. Vocal range and intensity in actors: A studio versus stage comparison. J Voice. 2005;19(1).
  10.  Carroll T, Nix J, Hunter E, Emerich K, Titze I, Abaza M. Objective measurement of vocal fatigue in classical singers: A vocal dosimetry pilot study. Otolaryngol - Head Neck Surg. 2006;135(4). 
  11. Emerich Gordon, K, Reed, O. The Role of the Pelvic Floor in Respiration: A Multidisciplinary Review. Journal of Voice (in press).
  12. Emerich Gordon, K., Reed, O. The Use of Inhalation Phonation in Treating MTD in Singers. 2019. Journal of Singing Jan/Feb.


Vocal Essentials was founded by Kate A. Emerich, B.M., M.S., CCC-SLP in 2004. Kate is a Voice Pathologist, Vocologist, Voice Researcher and Singing Voice Specialist/Vocal Instructor. She has worked extensively with healthy and injured voices since 1993, specializing in the care of the injured speaking and singing voice.

She completed a degree in vocal performance before completing her master's degree in communicative disorders at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and continues to sing professionally. She spent 1993-98 working with Drs. Robert T. Sataloff, Joseph R. Spiegel, and Karen M. Lyons in Philadelphia in a world renowned private practice specializing in care of the professional voice.

Following her extensive clinical training in Philadelphia, Kate spent the next 6 years working as Principal Vocologist and Human Subjects Coordinator under the direction of Ingo R. Titze, Ph.D. at the National Center for Voice and Speech.  It was during that time that many of the principles of her therapy techniques were honed, thanks to the brilliance of her cohorts Drs. Ingo R. Titze, Brad Story, Ingo Titze, Jan Svec, and Eric Hunter, as well as her clinical fellow Jennifer Spielman, M.A., CCC-SLP.  Many hours of collaboration and brain-picking took place while conducting amazing voice research and world-class clinical care.

Kate was part of the prestigious Voice Faculty at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music from 2006-2013.  During this time, Kate was brought on as Voice Faculty for the International Lyric Academy of Opera in Viterbo, Italy.  She retired from DU in June of 2013 to spend half the year teaching and half the year traveling and doing research/writing.  

Kate has published numerous articles regarding voice and singing voice issues and lectures frequently to young singers on the care of the voice and prevention of voice problems. She is an internationally recognized clinician in the area of voice disorders.  Her specialty is non-traditional approaches in treating voice disorders, the rehabilitation of injured singers, and pelvic floor support for phonation.

Feel free to contact Kate Emerich directly at kate@vocalessentials.com for copies of her articles or any questions you may have.

Publications (peer-reviewed articles only)