Pasquale Bottalico earned his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Univeristà Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria (Italy), while simultaneously pursuing a degree in Opera Singing at the F. Cilea Music Academy of Reggio Calabria (Italy). In 2005, he moved to Turin where he earned his master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy). For his master’s thesis, Dr. Bottalico combined his studies of engineering and music to explore musician perceptions of acoustics and the correlation with objective index from ISO 3382.
Dr. Bottalico earned his Ph.D. in Metrology, studying acoustics with particular attention to the uncertainty of measurements and statistical analysis of data. For his dissertation, he investigated classroom acoustics of primary schools, and its relationship with safety, examining the students and the teachers separately. Specifically, he: 1) described the speech intelligibility in the classroom, which affects students’ learning; and 2) examined how the acoustical features of a classroom can influence vocal performances. Dr. Bottalico is particularly interested in the professional voice user and singer techniques, as well as the definition and the quantification of the vocal load. Other fields he is interested in are Speech Intelligibility, Room Acoustics, and Musical Acoustics. Bottalico is also a professional chorister, performing under such prestigious directors as Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, Yuri Ahronovitch, Jeffrey Tate, Juanio Mena, Gianandrea Noseda, Ottavio Dantone, Wayne Marshall, Helmuth Rilling, Christopher Hogwood, Robert King, and Ivor Bolton.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Science
Bottalico, P., Piper, R. N., & Legner, B. (2022). Lombard effect, intelligibility, ambient noise, and willingness to spend time and money in a restaurant amongst older adults. Scientific reports, 12(1), . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-10414-6
Bottalico, P., Łastowiecka, N., Glasner, J. D., & Redman, Y. G. (2022). Singing in different performance spaces: The effect of room acoustics on vibrato and pitch inaccuracy. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 151(6), 4131-4139. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0011675
Murgia, S., Webster, J., Cutiva, L. C. C., & Bottalico, P. (2022). Systematic Review of Literature on Speech Intelligibility and Classroom Acoustics in Elementary Schools. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_LSHSS-21-00181
Nudelman, C. J., Codino, J., Fry, A. C., Bottalico, P., & Rubin, A. D. (Accepted/In press). Voice Biofeedback via Bone Conduction Headphones: Effects on Acoustic Voice Parameters and Self-Reported Vocal Effort in Individuals With Voice Disorders. Journal of Voice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.10.014
Redman, Y., Vercelli, C., Cantor-Cutiva, L. C., & Bottalico, P. (2022). Work-Related Communicative Profile of Voice Teachers: Effects of Classroom Noise on Voice and Hearing Abilities. Journal of Voice, 36(2), 291.e17-291.e31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.05.021