Education & Current Research:
Academically, Charlene holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Western Ontario as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Voice Performance from The University of Manitoba, wherein she concurrently completed an Opera Apprenticeship program with Manitoba Opera. Charlene also received a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Toronto under the tutelage of Mary Morrison, with whom she continues to work.
Charlene is currently a PhD Candidate in Music and Health Sciences (voice) at The University of Toronto under the co-supervision of Dr. Michael Thaut and Dr. Tim Bressmann. Using singing voice pedagogy teaching directives, her dissertation research explores ways of influencing oral-nasal balance in speech and singing in typical speakers and speakers with hypernasality.
Santoni, C., de Boer, G., Thaut, M., & Bressmann, T. (2019) (In Press). Influence of voice focus adjustments on oral-nasal balance in speech and song. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica.
Santoni, C., de Boer, G., Thaut, M., & Bressmann, T. (2018) (In Press). Influence of altered auditory feedback on oral-nasal balance in song. Journal of Voice.
Lee, Y.S., Thaut, C., & Santoni, C. (2018) (In Press). Music-based speech and language rehabilitation. In M.H. Thaut & D.A. Hodges (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music and Neuroscience. Oxford: UK: Oxford University Press.