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We help people
of all ages,
all abilities,
all genders
to find their voice.  

By combining the fields of theatre and speech language pathology, Vox Chicago serves the whole person in their journey towards authentic, sustainable communication.  

Our Services

Gender Affirming Voice

This voice training explores pitch, resonance, and supralinguistic elements of speech to help you find a sustainable voice to match your gender expression. Find a voice you can be proud of.

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Voice Therapy

You've been to your ENT and you have your diagnosis of a voice disorder. Now what? Vox Chicago teaches you to maximize your vocal function and eliminate harmful behaviors, for good. 

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Your voice. Your life.

Voice Triage

 This unique service is a one-hour session, tailored to the individual singer, providing voice hygiene and treatment approaches from both the performing and voice therapy worlds. You will get strategies you can use to improve voice quality tonight.

*Not intended to diagnose or treat voice disorders.  Follow up visit with an ENT is strongly recommended*

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"I was doing double duty, opening a Short Shakes at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in the morning and performing six shows a week in the evenings. One weekend it got the best of me and I couldn't even phonate. Tempe literally brought my voice back to life in one session and gave me all the tools I needed to maintain vocal technique; not just a bandaid, but a full first aid kit."


"I have been doing the vocal warm ups you gave me every day and I have noticed such a huge difference in the way my voice feels when I speak and talk on a daily basis. I hope to work with you again soon!"

- KW

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My name is Tempe Thomas

I am an actor, singer, and certified speech-language pathologist. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Communication at Northwestern University I worked for over 10 years as a professional musical theatre performer. After a second bout of vocal nodules and three different courses of therapy, I returned to school to earn a Masters of Health Science in Communication Disorders from Governors State University, completing a thesis on the dysphonia treatment-seeking and hygiene practices of professional singers.  I presented my findings at the 2015 ASHA Convention in Denver, Colorado. I have also presented at the Sharing A Vision Conference (2021), the Early Childhood Symposium (2022), and the United Leukodystrophy Conference (2023, 2024) on my work with students who have complex communication needs. I am dedicated to patient-centered outcomes, with functional therapy practices that emphasize independence while supporting the emotional components of communication challenges. I am a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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