Guest on Long-COVID Physio Podcast

Check out the “Resources” page to find the YouTube link for this discussion about the use of singing as an adjunctive therapy for people experiencing long-COVID. Thank you to Darren Brown and Phoene Cave! It was a pleasure speaking with you about this dynamic topic.

Inspiratory Muscle Training Workshop for Voice Foundation Symposium

I have a new “clip” from the longer workshop on my resources page. If you are interested in attending the virtual symposium, information can be found here.

Panel on Long-COVID and Singing with Dr. Jenevora Williams

In conversation with Jenevora Williams, Juliet Russell and Maurice Goodwin about the pedagogical issues of teaching singing to people experiencing long-COVID.

March 28, 2021

More information including registration here.

Announcing Breathe, Speak, Pace for people experiencing long-COVID symptoms.

Breathe, Speak, Pace is a program designed to help people experiencing long-COVID to manage symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue, cough and hoarseness. This program is FREE to Albertans (although there are sessions available to people outside of the province) thanks to the support of the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT.

More information can be found by visiting the Breathe Well Physio website.

06.06.21 Presenting at the Voice Foundation

“The Impact of Inspiratory Muscle Training and Breathing Exercises on the Inspiratory Muscle Strength, Maximum Phonation Time and Range of Singers and Non-Singers.”

06.26.20 Presenting at the National NATS Conference in Knoxville, Tn.

“Singing for Better Lung Health with Breathe, Sing, Move!”

Abstract on website

05.27-31.20 Presenting at the Voice Foundation

Workshop on inspiratory muscle training in the voice studio.

Philadelphia, Pa.


11.08.19 Seasonal Sounds: Ambrose Chamber Orchestra

Featuring vocal music by Villa-Lobos, Duparc, Brahms and Whitacre.

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
7:30 p.m.


10.27.19 We Remember: Ambrose University Singers


Temple B’nai Tikvah
7:00 p.m.


10.25/26.19 Music Conference Alberta Presentations

A Singing Tone: The Vocal Works of Fryderyk Chopin (Friday, 10:15 a.m., Studio Bell)
Breathing Matters for Musicians (Parts 1 and 2) (Saturday, 8:30/10:45 a.m., Studio Bell)

Music Conference Alberta

10.11.19 Breathing Matters: Singing and Respiratory Health

Lecture for HEAR Music Alberta at Foothills Medical Centre

1:00 p.m.

07.21.19 An Evening with Fryderyk Chopin: The Complete Songs for Voice and Piano

Rachel Goldenberg, soprano
Edwin Gnandt, piano

St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE

7 p.m.

Tickets by donation.


05.31.19 Presenting at The Voice Foundation Annual Symposium

Workshop: Methods of the Breathe, Sing, Move! program

Philadelphia, PA


05.17-18.19 Presenting at Northwest Voice Conference “The Art and Science of the Performing Voice.”

Lecture: “Considerations for Singers with Lung Disease.”

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Northwest Voice Conference Website

03.30.19 Lecture and Masterclass for Lethbridge ARMTA Chapter

Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Lethbridge ARMTA Website

11.10.18 An Evening With Fryderyk Chopin: The Complete Songs for Voice and Piano

Featuring Ambrose University Faculty

Rachel Goldenberg, soprano
Edwin Gnandt, piano

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Scarboro United Church 7:30 p.m.

$55 ($30 tax receipt)

Tickets http://www.ambrose.edu/arts

09.16.18 Interview about “Breathe, Sing, Move!” on “The Full Voice Podcast.”

Below are links to the recent interview my co-founder, Jessica DeMars and I did with Nikki Loney of the Full Voice. Happy listening!

03.04.18 Article in Calgary’s Impromptu Newsletter

The second part of my article “Singing for Respiratory Health,” can be found here.

02.19.18 Article in Journal of Voice

My article, Singing Lessons for Respiratory Health: A Literature Review is available for free download until March 31 here.

10.01.17 Article in Calgary’s Impromptu Newsletter

My article, Singing for Respiratory Health (part one) written for the Calgary branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teacher’s Association can be found here.

08.07.17 Breathe, Sing, Move!

Breathe, Sing, Move is a collaboration between respiratory physiotherapist Jessica DeMars and professional voice teacher Rachel Goldenberg. Jessica has spent the past 10 years focusing on improving breathing patterns in people with concerns about their breathing and has recently completed research on breathing patterns in children with asthma. Rachel completed her Doctor in Musical Arts, where her focus was on the use of singing lessons for airway clearance in Cystic Fibrosis. She has recently published an article in the Journal of Voice titled “Singing for Respiratory Health: A Literature Review.” The Breathe, Sing, Move program is designed to incorporate elements of breathing patterns, breathing muscle strength and vocalization to improve lung health for those with respiratory disease.

For more information or to register for any of the programs, please contact:
Jessica DeMars
Breathe Well Physio
Dr. Rachel Goldenberg

06.05.17 “Singing Lessons for Respiratory Health: A Literature Review” published in the Journal of Voice

Check out my article in the Journal of Voice.

03.21.16 Voice Foundation Symposium

Join me on Sunday, June 5, 2016 when I present “Singing as Physical Therapy: A New Role for the Voice Teacher?”

06.24.14 NATSAA Semi-finals!

I will representing the NATS Intermountain Region at the NATS Artist Awards semifinals in Boston on July 4. It is truly an honor to sing at this level of competition.

05.18.12 Rachel Goldenberg, D.M.A.

I received my Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy at the May 2012 commencement at Shenandoah University. I am very excited to spend the next year promoting the research from my dissertation: “Singing and Cystic Fibrosis: A Collective Case Study on the Effects of Private Voice Lessons on the Pulmonary Function and Quality of Life of Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patients.”

03.24.12Presenting at the European Cystic Fibrosis Conference

I have been invited to present a poster about my dissertation research at the European Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Dublin, Ireland this June. I am humbled to have so many opportunities to talk about my research this year!

02.15.12Presenting at the Voice Foundation Symposium

I have been invited to present my dissertation research at the Voice Foundation Symposium to be held in Philadelphia this June. This conference is the major annual meeting for the “Who’s Who” of voice science, health, pedagogy and research. This is a huge honor for me and I am truly excited.

01.16.12 NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) District Finalist!

I’m pleased to announce that I have advanced in the 2012 NATSAA competition. The district level round for all of Alberta was held this past weekend. I will proceed to the regional round at the University of Montana in Missoula this March.

05.25.11 Heading to Utah and Wisconsin

June is a busy month for me! I will be presenting a portion of my dissertation research at the Inaugural Symposium on Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine on June 3 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The following week, I travel to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to take part in the NATS Intern program. I am both thrilled and humbled to have been chosen to participate in both of these events.

03.01.11 Morpheus Theatre’s “The Sorcerer”

I will be performing “Aline” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer” March 25-April 9 with Morpheus Theatre. This will be the first time I have sung in Canada in 5 years! I am truly excited! Tickets are available via the Morpheus Theatre website.

02.27.11 Now Accepting New Students

I am now accepting new students for singing and voice lessons at my private studio located near Westbrook Mall in Calgary. Please contact me via the form on this website for more information.

02.12.11 NATS Intern

I have been selected to participate in the 2011 NATS Intern Program at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. I am truly honored to be given this exciting opportunity. The program takes place June 7-17.

02.02.11 Presenting at the Inaugural Symposium on Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine

I will be presenting a lecture entitled: Singing and Cystic Fibrosis: Rationale and Scientific Underpinnings for the Use of Voice Lessons as an Adjunct Treatment. The conference will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah on June 3, 2011.

11.03.10 Back in Calgary

After 10 years, I have returned to my hometown, Calgary, Alberta. I am excited to participate in and become a member of the musical community here!

10.17.10North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

My doctoral research is centered around cystic fibrosis and singing. I am looking forward to meeting some of the world’s leading experts on the disease and I hope to gain some valuable insight.