JoAnna Sloggy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, studying voice and piano co-currently from Methodist University and a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis where she received specialized training in voice under Joel Kahane, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F as well as completed a rotation at St. Jude Children’s Hospital focusing on voice & dysphagia for pediatric cancer rehabilitation. She completed her clinical fellowship focusing on voice and upper airway disorders at the University of Kentucky Voice & Swallow Clinic and is currently the Singing Voice Specialist for the clinic. JoAnna has extensive training and experience with voice in both classical and contemporary commercial music genres and vocal pedagogy. She has performed extensively as a musical theater performer in the regional theater circuit and continues to run a music studio focusing on training performers for a career in the arts. She is a member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is currently completing a PhD (ABD) in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky under the mentorship of Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F. Her research area is the aging elite vocal athlete.
JoAnna’s academic focus involves clinical supervision of graduate and undergraduate students both completing rotations and observation hours at the University of Kentucky in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who have an interest in the evaluation and treatment of professional voice, pediatric voice, general voice, and upper airway disorders. JoAnna provides lectures for the UK Otolaryngology Residents focused on the care of the professional voice, voice pathology evaluation and treatment and diagnosing and managing upper airway disorders along with lectures for the UK CSD Graduate Voice Disorders class. She presents at locals, state, and national conference on voice & upper airway disorders and has published papers in Journal of Singing, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Dysphagia, and ASHA Perspectives - SIG 3 - Voice Disorders.
JoAnna’s specialized training includes the evaluation and treatment of professional voice users. She also provides assessment and intervention of general voice disorders and behavioral disorders of the upper airway including vocal cord dysfunction and chronic cough, as well as evaluation and treatment of pediatric voice disorders. Additionally, JoAnna is a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for treatment of voice changes associated with Parkinson Disease and related disorders.