Voice Solutions

Voice Therapy and Rehabilitation through Singing
Comprehensive Voice Lessons
Dr. Carren Moham
DMA, Vocal Health

Dr. Carren Moham, soprano
     Soprano, Carren Moham, comes from Oklahoma where she received the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a student of Dr. J. Ralph Whitworth, and the Master of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  While at OU, she studied voice with renowned contralto, Carol Brice.  After graduating with her master's degree, Dr. Moham studied voice with internationally acclaimed soprano, Mattiwilda Dobbs. She later matriculated to The Ohio State University in Columbus, where she was the first to earn the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Health under the guidance of Dr. Karen Peeler, and a secondary degree in Black Music History with Dr. Ted McDaniel. She has done extensive work on the restorative properties of singing following trauma to the throat and was on staff at the Washington Cancer Institute in Washington, DC. Dr. Moham is Professor Emeritus of Music and Voice at Illinois Wesleyan University where she taught applied voice, vocal techniques, vocal pedagogy, and Alexander Technique, and former Artist Teacher of Voice at Illinois State University. Her students have gone on to enjoy successful careers as teachers, performers, music therapists, and arts administrators, among others. Recent students have been accepted to such prestigious institutions as University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Mannes School of Music in New York, Manhattan School of Music, Kenyon College, Wittenberg University, Butler University, Columbia College Chicago, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Through her business,​Voice Solutions, Dr. Moham continues to work closely with singers and other clients to help alleviate vocal problems they may be experiencing due to vocal misuse, abuse, surgery, or other conditions. She advises voice students and clients on the essentials of good vocal health and how to care for their voices so that their voices remain healthy and in optimal condition.  Dr. Moham is a much sought after clinician and has presented voice masterclasses and seminars on care of the voice at many reputable institutions and summer programs, among them, Oregon State University, Miami University of Ohio, and the Midwest Institute of Opera.
     To highlight the virtually unknown and unpublished art songs of African-American composers, Dr. Moham devised two concert series “Songs by African-American Composers” and “Songs by African-American Women.” She has performed these concerts and given lecture recitals and masterclasses on this topic in several venues throughout the United States, Europe and South America. To further promote the songs, Dr. Moham, accompanied by Michael Lester on piano, released a compact disc entitled, “Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds and Death: Songs by African-American Women” which has only a small sampling of the thousands of beautiful gems written by black composers.
     Dr. Moham has sung numerous operatic roles for major companies in the United States and abroad and has performed with some of the world's most renowned symphony orchestras. Her recent schedule has included concerts in Indianapolis, IN, Baltimore, MD, and at Oregon State University, as well as a lecture recital of "Songs by African-American Composers"at the Columbus Museum of Art.  She has performed her living history presentation of contralto, Marian Anderson (the first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera) entitled, Marian Anderson: Voice of the Century, in several venues, including a presentation at the Ohio Statehouse. Upcoming performances include recitals at King Avenue United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH, and Malone University in Canton, OH.