Deirdre is a much sought after and respected singing voice specialist with over 25 years of special training, performance credits and experience as a teacher and artist, equipping her to practice in a medical environment with patients who have sustained vocal injury. Deirdre has an extensive performing and teaching background in addition to holding a master’s performance degree from Technological University Dublin, where her pedagogy studies focused on the importance of vocal technique in supporting all genres and examining the art form in order to apply the appropriate vocal techniques for the maintenance of a healthy voice.

Deirdre continues her training and research on laryngeal anatomy and physiology of phonation, training in the rehabilitation of injured voices, and other special voice education by attending regular training events with British Vocal Association, and The Irish Voice SIG. She is also a member of the International Voice Foundation Association in the US.

As a vocal rehabilitation clinician, it is essential to work as part of a Voice Team. Deirdre is very fortunate to work alongside Ireland’s leading practitioners -ENT specialist Dr Mark Rafferty from St Vincent’s Hospital and Speech and Language therapist Dr. Ciaran Kenny from Trinity College Dublin. This dynamic team with their respective areas of expertise are positively collaborating, providing Ireland’s first Voice Clinic and gaining results and referrals on an international level.

As one would expect, Deirdre has a completely different approach to working with patients who have vocal injuries or problems to training a healthy voice. Her excellent and attuned ear, along with her experience and kind, approachable manner immediately gives the patient the knowledge and assurance required for the initial consultation and follow up treatment sessions.

Deirdre Masterson currently acts as Performing Arts Dean for Irish American University and director of The Irish College of Music Theatre, leading the introduction of Music Theatre into the Irish institution’s suite of educational offerings. Ms Masterson has an extensive background in performance- opera, operetta, recital, concert and recordings to critical acclaim.

Deirdre Masterson currently acts as Performing Arts Dean for Irish American University and director of The Irish College of Music Theatre, leading the introduction of Music Theatre into the Irish institution’s suite of educational offerings. Ms Masterson has an extensive background in performance- opera, operetta, recital, concert and recordings to critical acclaim.

Deirdre Masterson currently acts as Performing Arts Dean for Irish American University and director of The Irish College of Music Theatre, leading the introduction of Music Theatre into the Irish institution’s suite of educational offerings. Ms Masterson has an extensive background in performance- opera, operetta, recital, concert and recordings to critical acclaim.