Margaret Tartaglia

Adjunct Faculty

508-767-7080 Founders Hall - Room 023

Degrees Earned

B.M., Anna Maria College-Paxton, MA, 1971
Vocal Performance and Music Education, MA Certification-K-12 Music
M.A., Assumption College, 2019
Health Advocacy

Courses Taught

Vocal Health & Pedagogy
Applied Voice
Sacred Music

Publications and Presentations

The Singing Voice Specialists in Asia -St; Luke’s Medical Center, Manila, Philippines, 2020
Advocating for the Use of SVS in Treatment of Vocal Disorders in Singers- Assumption University, 2019
Professionalism & Ethics for Non-Certified Medical Providers-Assumption University, 2019
What is an SVSP?-Assumption College, 2018
Vocal Disorders & Interventions –SNHU, NH- 2015
The Conductor and the Singing Voice Specialist -ACDA, Gordon College -2010
How to Practice -Boston, MA -2008

Certificates, Grants, and Awards

National Board-Certified Patient Advocate,2019
Master Teacher Certification- McClosky Institute of Voice,2011
Van Lawrence Fellowship, The Voice Foundation, Honorable Mention,2012
Certified McClosky Vocal Technician,2006
Certificate of Opera Studies- Bel Canto Institute, Busseto, Italy,1982
Bel Canto Competition – Chicago, Ill., First Place,1982
Metropolitan Regional Auditions – Boston, MA,Finalist,1980
Worcester Cultural Foundation-Artistic Performer Grants, 1980
New England Conservatory Extension Division-Performing Artist Scholarship,1977


Voice Care Network
PAVA – Pan American Vocology Association
The Voice Foundation
NATS –National Association of Teachers of Singing
McClosky institute of Voice
National Association of Health Advocacy

Teaching, Performance and Research Interests

As a former professional opera singer, I am passionate about vocal health in singing as well as  in speech. The voice is often taken for granted. Many singers experience vocal disorders and dysfunctions which lead to serious problems and can affect their careers whether they be professional or amateurs. As a certified Singing Voice Specialist (SVS) and a Patient Advocate (BCPA), I work as a member of a vocal health team assisting singers and professional voice users to return to healthy and efficient use of the voice. I have participated in many research projects involving vocal health and I believe a substantial number of problems could be avoided with the proper education and knowledge of how the voice works. 
I love teaching my course in Vocal health and Pedagogy at Assumption , where I endeavor to give students the tools to develop and maintain a reliable vocal instrument for their lifetime. I enjoy watching students become more confident in themselves and more appreciative of the voice in general.