Joanna Cazden

Associate Editor for Speech and Voice Disorders
Private Practice, Los Angeles, California





Contributions to IDEA:

Joanna Cazden’s contributions primarily take the form of Weblinks to video samples already published online. Visit this page to find a link to a catalogue of these items.

Bio: Joanna Cazden is a speech pathologist and voice specialist in the Los Angeles area, and the author of How to Take Care of Your Voice: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers (, 2007). As an advocate for creative collaboration across the voice-speech disciplines, she has presented at major symposia, advised many theater practitioners on appropriate, safe portrayals of medical conditions that impact voice, speech, or breathing, and has published numerous articles in Onstage magazine, Voice and Speech Review, Folkworks, and Whole Life Times. Clinical affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA. Joanna is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, holds an MFA in Theatre from CalArts, and an MS in Communication Disorders from California State University, Northridge where she taught for ten years. She has served on the VASTA Board of Directors from 2005-11, and has been honored by the California Speech and Hearing Association for clinical excellence and community service. Also a professional musician who toured in the 1970s-80s as a singer-songwriter, she is listed in Pioneers: Feminists who Changed America (Love, Barbara © 2006). Joanna offers a variety of voice and speech services in person or via Skype; find her online.

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