JoAnna Sloggy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, studying voice and piano co-currently from Methodist University, a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis, and a Doctorate from the University of Kentucky in Rehabilitation Sciences. 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 private music studio focusing on training performers for a career in the arts. Her research focus in the aging elite vocal athlete.
JoAnna’s academic focus involves clinical supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and clinical fellows completing fellowships, rotations and observation hours 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.
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.
Scholarly Interests & Publications
JoAnna contributes to clinical research in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders. Publications and posters include:
Sloggy, J, Stemple, J, Rowles, G, & Andreatta, R. (2019). In Support of the Exceptional Voice. Perspectives Sig 3. https://jshd.pubs.asha.org/doi/abs/10.1044/2019_PERS-SIG3-2019-0015
Sloggy, J, Rowles. (2019). G. Against the Wind- Singers Growing Old. Journal of Singing, 75(5), 535-551. https://www.nats.org/_Library/JOS_On_Point/JOS-075-5-2019-535_- _Against_the_Wind_-_Sloggy_-_Rowles.pdf
Sloggy, J. (2010), Case Study 8.5. The Use of Physiologic Voice Therapy Exercises in a Transgender Male Client. In Stemple, JC, & Hapner, ER. Voice therapy: Clinical case studies. Plural Publishing.
Graham, E., Angadi, V., Sloggy, J., & Stemple, J. (2016). Contribution of Glottic Insufficiency to Perceived Breathiness in Classically Trained Singers. Medical problems of performing artists, 31(3), 179. https://www.sciandmed.com/mppa/journalviewer.aspx?issue=1214&article=2161
Suiter, D. M., Sloggy, J., & Leder, S. B. (2014). Validation of the yale swallow protocol: A prospective double-blinded videofluoroscopic study. Dysphagia, 29(2), 199-203. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00455-013-9488-3
Suiter, D., Sloggy, J., & Leder, S. (2013, November). Blinded videofluoroscopic validation of the 3-ounce water swallow challenge protocol. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech & Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
Buder, E., & Sloggy, J.E. (2012, November). Effects of nonlinear source-filter coupling on vibrato stability. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech & Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.
Sloggy, J.E. (2012). A study of vibrato in relation to fundamental frequency-formant interaction (Master’s thesis). University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.