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Voice doctor Abelson to present master class for School of Music

Voice doctor Abelson to present master class for School of Music

A doctor saying, “Open wide and say, ‘Ah …’ ” can be unsettling to an ailing singer.

But that is the job of Tom Abelson, M.D., an otolaryngologist from the Cleveland Clinic, who will be giving a voice master class at 10 a.m. today in McKnight Hall.

The ear, nose and throat doctor will help teach young singers how best to maintain their most precious instruments — their voices.

“Singing is athletic,” Abelson said. “So a singer using the highly developed techniques and musculature of the voice box is just like any athlete using their specialized musculature in very efficient ways.”