Louise Pinkerton, M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Louise Pinkerton CV

Clinical focus
Louise Pinkerton, MM, MA, CCC-SLP is a clinical assistant professor and a clinical singing voice specialist coordinating voice services at the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic at the University of Iowa, and a speech-language pathologist for the LGBTQ Clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She provides voice and upper airway services across the lifespan, rehabilitation for professional voice users, and gender affirming training. Her professional and research interests include voice perception and training perceptual skills, culturally sensitive practice, graduate student supervision, and group voice training and therapy. Louise earned vocal performance degrees from Indiana University and the University of North Dakota, and a master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Iowa. Louise has a certificate in vocology from the University of Utah and National Center for Voice and Speech. She presented at conferences with the Voice Foundation, Pan American Vocology Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, National Federation of Music Clubs, and this fall with the National Association for Music Education. Louise received the prestigious ASHFoundation Graduate Award and numerous singing awards including regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition. She is a soprano with professional opera and musical theatre experience and training in vocal pedagogy for classical and contemporary commercial music (CCM). For 20 years, Louise taught singing, privately and at the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is certified in SPEAK OUT! and LOUD Crowd, and LSVT LOUD for adults and pediatric clients.

Courses taught

  • CSD 5301 Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology

Selected publications / presentations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. (2021). Virtual lecture. The Pandemic's Lasting Impacts on Our Clinical Training Program. ASHA, Washington, D.C. Peer-Reviewed. Presenters/Authors: Stacy Booker, Jennifer DiVita, Anne Wallace, Non-presenting Authors: Krista Davidson, A. Louise Pinkerton, Anu Subramanian
  • Pan American Vocology Association Symposium, lecture. (2017). The Influence of Motor Production Experience on Voice Perception, PAVA, Toronto, ON, Canada. Peer-Reviewed. Presenters/Authors: A. Louise Pinkerton
  • Pan American Vocology Association Symposium, lecture. (2017). Cross Training the Collegiate Singer: Two Models, PAVA, Toronto, ON, Canada. Peer-Reviewed. Presenters/Authors: A. Louise Pinkerton
  • International Voice Symposium, poster. (2016). The Influence of Motor Production Experience on Voice Perception. Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. Peer-Reviewed. Presenters/Authors: A. Louise Pinkerton

Electronic Publications

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120-F Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center (SHC)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States