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Eric Armstrong
Email
earmstro@yorku.ca
Brampton ON L6Y 1S9
CA
Primary Professional Affiliation/Institution
York University
Primary Affiliation Title/Rank
Associate Professor
Secondary Professional Affiliation/Institution
Eric Armstrong: Dialects & Design
Secondary Affiliation Title/Rank
Owner
Degrees
York University: MFA - Acting and the teaching of voice to actors; <br>
The Drama Studio, London: One-year graduate acting programme.
,Concordia University: BFA Theatre - Specialization in Performance.
Training
WORKSHOPS:
Fitzmaurice Voicework/ Knight Speechwork; "Roy Hart" - extended voice technique; Suzuki; The National Voice Intensive; The Stage Combat Intensive; Il Stage Internazzionale di Commedia dell'Arte (Italy); Banff Centre - Musical Theatre .
Selected Work Experience
Professional Coaching in theatre and film/tv:
Toronto: Canadian Stage, SoulPepper, Geva Theatre, Crows Theatre;
Chicago: HBO films, Steppenwolf, Court, etc.
Roosevelt University, Theatre Conservatory - Assistant Professoor, Voice, Speech, Text, Dialects. (Chicago, IL) 1999-2003
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,Brandeis University, Theatre Arts Dept. - Artist-in-Residence, Speech (Boston,MA) 1997-1999
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,University of Windsor, School of Dramatic Art - Asst. Professor, Voice & Speech (Windsor, Ontario) 1995-1997
Areas of Specialization
Accents/dialects, voice, speech, text, voice pedagogy
Professional Organizations
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), CAEA (Canadian Actors Equity Association), VASTA
Selected Publications
Armstrong, Eric "Embodying Meter," Voice and Movement, and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Rena Cook, editor, University Readers, July 2009, pending.
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,Armstrong, Eric, & Meier, Paul, "R and Its Articulation," Shakespeare Around the Globe and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Mandy Rees, editor, Applause Books, August 2005, p. 237-250.
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,Armstrong, Eric, "Hybrid Dialects," Shakespeare Around the Globe and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Mandy Rees, editor, Applause Books, August 2005, p. 251-260.
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,----, "IS THIS NORMAL?: A Theatre Coach Works in Film," Film, Broadcast and E-Media Coaching and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Rocco Dal Vera, editor, Applause Books, August 2003, p. 33-43.
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,Rootberg, Ruth (moderator), Adaire, C., Adrian, B., Armstrong, E., Barnes, M., Gilman, M. Heirich, J., Howland, M., Margolis, E., Munro, M., Olson, L., Timberlake, P., Watson, L., "Clavicular Breathing, Held Shoulders and Related Issues: Round Table Discussion," Film, Broadcast and E-Media Coaching and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Rocco Dal Vera, editor, Applause Books, August 2003, p. 278-295.
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,Armstrong, Eric, "EARNING THE ROLE: The Company Voice Coach, An Interview with the Royal Shakespeare Company's Andrew Wade," The Voice in Violence and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Rocco Dal Vera, editor, Applause Books, August 2001, p. 148-154.
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,--- , "Vowel Slide/Glide," The Complete Voice and Speech Workout Book (and CD), Janet Rodgers, editor, Applause Books, 2001, p. 43-48.
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,Magazine Articles:
,Armstrong, Eric, "Taking Care of Your Voice" in Dramatics Magazine, a publication of the Educational Theatre Association, March 2009.
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,Reviews:
,Armstrong, Eric, "Access Accents: RP, Cockney, Geordie," by Gwyneth Strong and Penny Dyer in Voice and Movement, and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Rena Cook, editor, University Readers, July 2009, pending.
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,---, "The Atlas of North American English," by William Labov, Sharon Ash and Charles Boberg, in Voice and Gender, and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training presented by the Voice and Speech Review, Mandy Rees, editor, University Readers, July 2007, p. 394-395.