Ingo Titze

Professor Emeritus

Ingo R. Titze is a University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the School of Music. He also directs the National Center for Voice and Speech, which is located at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and The University of Iowa.

Although he was formally educated as a physicist (PhD) and engineer (MSEE), Dr. Titze has applied his scientific knowledge to a lifelong love of clinical voice and vocal music. Specifically, his research interests include biomechanics of human tissues, acoustic phonetics, speech science, voice disorders, professional voice production, musical acoustics, and the computer simulation of voice.

Dr. Titze has published over 350 articles in scientific and educational journals, authored books entitled Principles of Voice Production and The Myoelastic-Aerodynamic Theory of Phonation and is currently completing his third book, entitled Vocology.

Dr. Titze is the father of vocology, a specialty within speech-language pathology. He has defined the word and the specialty as “the science and practice of voice habilitation.”

Research areas
  • Voice and opera