The Voice Team
Margaret Baroody, MM
Singing voice specialist
Margaret (Peggy) is widely recognized for her work with injured voices, is also a highly respected singing teacher who maintains a busy private studio. Ms. Baroody has written frequently on the subject of singing, particularly with regard to the injured voice and vocal health. She is the author of over 25 published articles on voice. She is also a contributing author to numerous articles and books including Vocal Health and Pedagogy and Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care. Ms. Baroody has demonstrated her commitment to the vocal health and training of the professional voice community, with particular focus on public school teachers, by presenting lectures and numerous in-service programs. Ms. Baroody is a professional mezzo-soprano with extensive performance experience in opera, oratorio and recital. She received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, her master of music from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and she was a four-year scholarship student at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Bridget Rose, MM, MS, CCC-SLP
singing voice specialist
Bridget is a speech-language pathologist with the Philadelphia ENT Voice Team. She earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston, where she also completed clinical training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. After having earned her Master of Music degree from Indiana University, Ms. Rose continued to enhance her performance and teaching experience through the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Teacher Internship Program and performance training programs in the United States, England, France, and Austria. She has extensive experience as an instructor, including a faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan University, and has seen many of her students receive accolades in vocal competitions. Ms. Rose is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), ASHA Voice and Voice Disorders Special Interest Division (SID-3), and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Voice.
Michelle Horman, MA, CCC-SLP
consulting speech-language pathologist
singing/acting voice specialist
Michelle has been associated with PENTA since 1998 as a voice pathologist and singing voice specialist. She holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the Catholic University of America and a master of arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a contributing author for chapters in Professional Voice: Science and Art of Clinical Care (R.T. Sataloff, MD, DMA) and the upcoming Voice Therapy Workbook (A. Behrman, J. Haskell, eds.), and has contributed to ASHA’s publication: Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders,. She was involved in research on Cepstral Peak Prominence, published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. Michelle also performs regionally as a member of Actors Equity and is a certified Associate Instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework.
Jesse Palmer, MS, CCC-SLP
Jesse is the newest member of the PENTA voice team. He recently earned his Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing placements at both the UNC Chapel Hill and Wake Forest Voice Centers. Prior to that, Jesse had earned in Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Elon University. He has been teaching voice privately since that time and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Reinhardt Heuer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Reinhardt was on the faculty of Temple University Graduate Program in speech-language pathology for many years. He joined our staff in 1989 and currently serves as a private consultant. He is now retired as Clinical Professor Emeritus at Temple University and Thomas Jefferson University.
Philip Doucette, MA, MM, CCC-SLP
Singing voice specialist
Mr. Doucette holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from West Chester University. He is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Voice Foundation, The American Speech and Hearing Association, the American Guild of Musical Artists and The American Choral Directors Association.
Mr. Doucette's interest in the human voice has taken him down many paths as a performer, collaborator, teacher, conductor and clinician. As a soloist, he has extensive professional experience singing in a variety of styles including opera, oratorio, operetta, choral, musical theater, and popular styles including folk, rock and pop. As an artistic collaborator, Mr. Doucette has had the pleasure of working with singers and artists of the highest caliber in opera, classical and contemporary concert music, choral music, jazz and non-western traditions including classical Arabic song. As a teacher, he has worked with both amateur and professional singers of many artistic styles. As a choral conductor, he is Associate Director of The Wilmington Children’s Chorus where, among other duties, he serves as Director for The Young Men’s Ensemble, a 30+ voice ensemble of young men ages 12-18 in various stages of voice change.
Phil is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with clinical experience assisting individuals recovering from vocal injury as well as variety of speech, language, and swallowing dysfunctions. He has been a featured presenter for regional American Choral Directors Association events and presenting lecturer at several colleges and universities on issues relating to the changing young male singing voice, as well as on voice health and care for the high-performance voice user.