Author, singer, and voice pedagogue Kari Ragan was the 2012 recipient of the coveted Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, which is awarded to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in their profession as singing teachers, and who have shown interest in, and knowledge of, voice science.

Dr. Ragan earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2005) in vocal performance from the University of Washington, and both a Master of Music (1991) and Bachelor of Music (1987) in vocal performance from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Ragan was the recipient of the NATS Foundation Pedagogy Award in 2009; The New York Singing Teachers (NYSTA) Association’s Distinguished Voice Professional Certificate in 2010; and the Wicklund Singing Voice Specialist Certificate in 2011.

Her articles are found in leading voice journals including the Journal of Voice and Journal of Singing. Her book “Systematic Approach to Voice: The Art of Studio Application” was released by Plural Publishing in April 2020.

Kari’s primary performing was is in the classical genre, she has additionally specialized in teaching contemporary commercial music (CCM).  Many of her students perform with opera companies throughout the U.S. and regularly perform with music theatre productions, including national Broadway tours.

Featured Posts

Dr. Kari Ragan Becomes Voice Study Centre Ambassador

Voice Study Centre
Tuesday 19th July 2022

We would like to wish a warm welcome to Dr. Kari Ragan, who has joined Voice Study Centre’s Ambassador team!

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Dr. Kari Ragan’s Workshop Was A Huge Success!

Voice Study Centre
Tuesday 29th September 2020

Last Thursday’s online short course with Dr. Kari Ragan allowed participants a close insight into her fantastic work and knowledge within the Voice Pedagogy field.

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Upcoming Short Courses

Towards an Evidence Based Pedagogy Framework
Thursday 1st June 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Towards an Evidence Based Pedagogy Framework

Dr. Kari Ragan

EBVP is a framework that acknowledges the importance of both scientific and anecdotal evidence, along with consideration of the experience acquired by a teacher, and the importance of individual student needs

Past Short Courses

Warming Up And Cooling Down: A Guide To Their Use And Impact On Function
Thursday 3rd November 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Warming Up And Cooling Down: A Guide To Their Use And Impact On Function

Dr. Kari Ragan

This workshop will present information on strategizing a vocal warm-up and cool-down routine, how and why to choose particular exercises, the difference between a vocal warm-up and vocal exercises focused on function.

Systematic Approach To Kinesthetic Singing Tools
Thursday 3rd March 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Systematic Approach To Kinesthetic Singing Tools

Dr. Kari Ragan

This workshop will focus on the use of kinesthetic singing tools during studio application. Kinesthetic singing tools provide a more expeditious approach to a new sensory experience than ongoing explanations by the teacher.

A Football Player Pirouettes: Principles and Application for Cross-Training
Thursday 27th May 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Football Player Pirouettes: Principles and Application for Cross-Training

Dr. Kari Ragan

In the past decade, the emerging benefits of cross-training voices have provided insight into developing healthy, efficient, and versatile singers.