As a benefit to our members, VASTA compiles a list of workshops that may relate to Voice & Speech training. This list is sub-divided into various categories which may interest you.

They are: Accents/Dialects, Acting, Bodywork, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing, Speech, Vocal Production, Voiceovers/Voice-Acting, & Voice Science.

You may click on the box next to a category to view its listings. If a category is not listed, then there are currently no listings of workshops in that category.

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February 25, 2017 1:00am

Lessac West Coast Weekender

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Crystal Robbins

Dates & Times:

February 25-26, 2017

Physical Address:

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

Description:

A two-day “Lessac For You” introductory workshop.  Interested in experiencing Lessac work for the first time?  Or need a refresher?  This is for you!  Access the strength, vitality, and warmth of your voice right now. This voice/body workshop uses your body’s wisdom so dress to move.  Perfect for actors, singers, teachers, poets, business professionals or anyone looking to explore the voice. 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday with a lunch break on your own each day.  Bring water, a towel, your curiosity and willingness to play!

Cost: $175.00

Contact Email: Krytlebit@aol.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://lessacinstitute.org/workshops/west-coast-weekender/


February 25, 2017 2:00pm

Speaking, Singing, and Making Sound

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Ann Rodiger

Dates & Times: 

Saturday February, 25th 2:00pm-6:00pm 

Physical Address:

Balance Arts Center
34 W. 28th St., 3rd floor

New York City

Description:

This workshop will focus on HOW you are vocalizing.  You will explore how your postural and breathing habits influence your sound.  You will receive individual attention and also have a chance to sing or speak in front of  the group.

This workshop is appropriate for singers, actors, and dancers who use their voice in performance.

Bring your music and scripts.

Cost: $65

Contact Email: info@balanceartscenter.com

Contact Phone: 646-526-6515

Web Address for More Information: www.balanceartscenter.com


March 31, 2017 1:00am

Freedom to Make Music

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Ann Rodiger & Ariel Weiss

Dates & Times: 

March 31 - April 2, 2017

Physical Address:

Balance Arts Center
32 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York City

Description:

Free and easy music can be magical and transforming. This conference is designed for performers, teachers and students of music, as well as Alexander Technique teachers and trainees to come together to explore how helping musicians find freedom helps them to make their best music. We invite you to discover how you, as part of the musical equation, can participate more fully in the musical experience.

The Alexander Technique offers both fundamental and refined concepts and instructions that can help support you in your learning and growth as a musician and performer. It helps build your awareness of "how" you make music so you musical intentions are better realized. 

The conference will have general sessions applicable to all musicians as well as session for four specific tracks: vocalists, pianists, string and wind players. 

Come bring your instruments and make music!

Cost: By March 1: $240, After March 1: $285

Contact Email: info@balanceartscenter.com

Contact Phone: 646-526-6515

Web Address for More Information: www.freedomtomakemusic.com
 


April 21, 2017 10:00am

Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Saul Kotzubei

Dates & Times: 

April 21st -23rd, 2017

Physical Address:

Hollywood, California

Description:

This intensive introduction helps you free your voice and find greater freedom, power, connection and ease in your work.

Using Fitzmaurice Voicework, we do exercises to free the voice and explore a sense of being vibrantly relaxed. In this part of the work, called Destructuring, we pay particular attention to freeing the breathing and related muscles through bodywork adapted for that purpose.

At a basic level, this part of the work addresses allowing yourself to be and to breathe. The internal nature of this experience is then shifted to bring it into relationship with others, with the space, and with voice and text.

We also briefly cover the second part of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Structuring, to help you communicate with greater vocal flexibilty, ease and power, and to do so with a greater sense of presence.

Cost: sliding scale: $300-450

Contact Email: info@voicecoachLA.com

Contact Phone: 323-965-8333

Web Address for More Information: https://www.voicecoachla.com/voice-workshops
 


May 1, 2017 10:00am

Phonetics Intensive #7

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Erik Singer

Dates & Times: 

May 1st to 3rd, 2017 from 10-6

Physical Address:

National Opera Center

330 7th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Description:

Join Master Teacher Erik Singer for a Phonetics Intensive at the National Opera Center in New York City from May 1st to 3rd, 2017

“Distance Course” participants will be able to log on to a live video feed of the intensive. All documents and audio materials distributed in the course will be shared with online participants.

Buckle down and get your phonetics groove on with other intrepid phonetinauts in the comfortable environs of Irvine, California. Need more encouragement? Two words: IPA baseball. So register below and come and play with us! (Do it. You know you want to.)

Cost: $400

Contact Email: erikksinger@gmail.com


Contact Phone: 302-757-6296

Web Address for More Information: http://ktspeechwork.com/calendar/phonetics-intensive-7/


May 26, 2017 10:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework Introduction and Review

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Catherine Fitzmaurice

Dates & Times: 
May 26th - 31st, 2017

Physical Address:
New York City

Description:

A smorgasbord of Fitzmaurice Voicework techniques, touching on: Destructuring, Restructuring, Voice with Movement, Speech, Singing, and Text

Cost: $640 - $800 

Contact Email: info@fitzmauricevoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: http://fitzmauricevoice.com/calendar.htm
 


June 5, 2017 1:00am

Lessac One Week Voice & Body Workshop

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Barry Kur

Dates & Times:

June 5 - June 10, 2017

Physical Address:

Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

Description:

Specifically designed for those interested in experiencing stronger, more resonant vocal quality with ease, in conjunction with creating more physical flexibility, strength and expressive body movement. This training is beneficial for actors, singers, directors, lawyers, ministers, presenters, business men and women—in short, anyone interested in vocal/body life!

Cost: Workshop Fee: $800 (Tuition) Housing Options: Dorm-style accommodations available at $300 for the week. Hotel accommodations available starting at $159 per night.

Contact Email: djturner@columbusstate.edu

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://lessacinstitute.org/workshops/one-week-introductory-workshop-at-columbus-state-university/


June 10, 2017 10:00am

Experiencing Speech #20

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Phil Thompson

Dates & Times: 
June 10-16, 2017: 10-6

Physical Address:
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, 
Long Beach, CA 90840 

Description:

Experiencing Speech is the introductory Knight Thompson workshop, and is designed for actors, voice/speech teachers, clinicians, and coaches. A six-day intensive, Experiencing Speech delves deeply into the work laid out in Dudley Knight’s Speaking with Skill. The workshop is structured in two parts. The first three days focus on the physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages. (This section contains no phonetic transcription.) The second three days continue the exploration into even greater specificity through the use of narrow phonetic transcription. Participants then use these skills to explore formal and informal speech actions while maintaining complete intelligibility. These skills prepare the actor to move easily into any accent or vocal characterization that might be required onstage or in film, television or new media.

Cost: $800 for VASTA Members

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (302) 757-6296

Web Address for More Information: http://ktspeechwork.com/calendar/experiencing-speech-20/


June 18, 2017 1:00am

Lessac One Week Introduction to Kinesensic Training

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Barry Kur

Dates & Times:

June 18 – June 23, 2017

Physical Address:

University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA

Description:

A one-week introduction to the principles of Lessac Kinesensics for Voice & Body Training will be offered June 18 – June 23, 2017, at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.  Specifically designed for those interested in experiencing stronger, more resonant vocal quality with ease, in conjunction with creating more physical flexibility, strength and expressive body movement. This training is beneficial for actors, singers, directors, lawyers, ministers, presenters, business men and women—in short, anyone interested in vocal/body life! A daily schedule would be full of instruction: from 8 am-5:00 pm with appropriate breaks within that time frame.

Cost: $1200.00

Contact Email: hhousley@umw.edu

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://lessacinstitute.org/workshops/one-week-introductory-workshop-at-university-of-mary-washington/


July 2, 2017 1:00am

Lessac Summer Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Nancy Krebs

Dates & Times:

July 2 - July 29, 2017

Physical Address:

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Description:

Lessac Kinesensic Training is unique in its holistic, comprehensive and creative approach to all aspects of developing the body and the voice, for speech and singing and as creative instruments of communication, behavior and perception.

Kinesensic training is a self-teaching, sensory-based process based on feeling the way the human body functions naturally when it is free of adverse conditioning. It then uses those physical sensations to identify, produce and voluntarily control the voice and body.

What do you get?

Body Training
Posture and Breathing
Breath Support and Breath Control
Body energies: Potency, Buoyancy, Radiancy, Interinvolvement
Body movement and body aesthetics
Body conditioning and physical fitness
Body Characterization
Natural relaxers and energizers
The Body’s Natural Pain Relievers

Voice Training
The Consonant Energy Orchestra: Fluent intelligibility without rote drill, Melodies, rhythms, and sustained tonal colors, Variety and Contrast, Interpretation
Structural Energy: Optimal, flexible mouth space for all speech and singing sounds, Relaxed and energized jaw, tongue, lips, throat, larynx, Quality production and identification of all vowels, increased sound-wave reflection for enhanced tonal quality
Tonal Energy: Bone conducted vocal resonance for quality vocal tone, Development of full dynamic pitch range, Control of projection for stage, microphone, and personal use in intimate, social, or formal situations of all kinds, Development of the male and female voices for speech and singing
Text and Subtext Explorations: Connecting body and vocal energies to the emotional experiencing system
Tono-Sensory Phonetic System: Providing organic instructions for producing quality vowels and consonants

Cost: $3500.00

Contact Email: tgood@depauw.edu

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://lessacinstitute.org/workshops/lessac-summer-intensive-2017/


July 10, 2017 10:00am

One Voice Certificate Course in Integrative Studies V

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS & Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MS Psychology

Date and Time:

 July 10 - 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Physical Address:

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Description:

DESIGNED TO PREPARE PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS TO WORK ACROSS BOUNDARIES, IN THEATRE, MUSIC AND DANCE

Participants will complete an initial six-day Intensive focusing on integrative curricula in theatre, music and dance. They then may devise individual projects or take advanced work to qualify for certification.

COURSE DETAILS

Four 90-minute classes each day, plus individual sessions with faculty and a full day with Guest Artists.

Curriculum

I.   Voice (including singing)/Movement Integration
II.  Anatomy and Physiology
III. Integrative Research/Practical Applications
IV. Speech/Dialects; Prose/Poetic/Dramatic Text
V.  Dance Techniques; Voice/Dance Integration

Master classes include:

•    Professional Voice Care
•    Singing Techniques 
•    Dance for Musical Theatre
•    Performance Coaching


Cost: $1150.00

Contact Email: joan.melton@joanmelton.com 

Contact Phone: 917-991-5199

Web Address for More Information: http://www.joanmelton.com/one-voice-certificate-course-integrative-studies-2017


July 15, 2017 10:00am

One Voice Certificate Course in Integrative Studies - 2nd Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:
Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS & Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MS Psychology

Dates & Times: 
July 15 - 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Physical Address:
Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Description:

DESIGNED TO PREPARE PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS TO WORK ACROSS BOUNDARIES, IN THEATRE, MUSIC AND DANCE

This intensive is for participants who have completed the 1st Intensive and at least one year of integrative study.

Each person on the course will lead one or more approved sessions focusing on new and integrative work. Guest Faculty will present master classes on July 15.

Cost: $1150.00

Contact Email: joan.melton@joanmelton.com 

Contact Phone: 917-991-5199

Web Address for More Information: http://www.joanmelton.com/one-voice-certificate-course-integrative-studies-2017-2nd


July 24, 2017 10:00am

Expressive Actor--5 Day Training Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Michael Lugering

Dates & Times: 

July 24-28, 2017 (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Physical Address:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ham Fine Arts Building Room 124 (HFA 124)

4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455036
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154-5036

Description:

The 5-DAY TRAINING INTENSIVE offers a thorough investigation of the principles and practices of the Lugering Method:

Architecture of an Expressive Action--the physical raw materials that make human expression possible will be articulated and researched in an experiential process rooted in sensation and exploration.

Hierarchy of an Expressive Action--an improvisatory process in which an expressive action is built from the ground-up. The actor investigate how a weight-shift influences a breath-shift, influences a sound-shift and ultimately a speech-shift in integrated human expression.

Voice and Body Work—a series of exercises that progress sequentially from lying, to sitting, to standing, and finally, to upright locomotive movement. Each of the exercises incorporates a series of integrated moving, breathing and sounding actions that mirror the universal physical pattern that makes human expression possible.

The workshop is open to participants of all backgrounds and experience.

Cost: $600

Contact Email: michael@expressiveactor.org

Contact Phone: 702-812-4520

Web Address for More Information: www.expressiveactor.org


July 24, 2017 10:00am

Expressive Actor--Teacher Training

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Michael Lugering

Dates & Times:

July 24 - August 1, 2017

Physical Address:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ham Fine Arts Building (HFA 124)
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455036
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5036

Description:

The 8-DAY TEACHER TRAINING INTENSIVE is a 3-day extension of the 5-DAY TRAINING INTENSIVE that directly proceeds it.

It includes a thorough investigation of the principles and practices of the Lugering Method:

Architecture of an Expressive Action--the physical raw materials that make human expression possible will be articulated and researched in an experiential process rooted in sensation and exploration.

Hierarchy of an Expressive Action--an improvisatory process in which an expressive action is built from the ground-up. The actor investigate how a weight-shift influences a breath-shift, influences a sound-shift and ultimately a speech-shift in integrated human expression.

Voice and Body Work—a series of exercises that progress sequentially from lying, to sitting, to standing, and finally, to upright locomotive movement. Each of the exercises incorporates a series of integrated moving, breathing and sounding actions that mirror the universal physical pattern that makes human expression possible.

The teacher training portion of the workshop includes in the following:

Teaching Strategies —in the Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Studio.

Hands-on-Training— the use of "touch" is explored as a pedagogical tool for facilitating integration.

Language Training—the specific use of words, diction and syntax are explored as a pedagogical tool for facilitating integration

Keyboard Training—the use of musical pitch as it relates to training the speaking voice is explored at the keyboard.

Vowel Tuning—teaching methods for integrating the moveable parts of the vocal tract in the creating of vocal resonance are explored.

Student Teacher Demonstration—participants in the course lead specific exercises for discussion and feedback.


The workshop is open to participants interested in incorporating the Lugering Method into their classrooms and/or the Teacher Certification Program.

Cost: $900

Contact Email: michael@expressiveactor.org

Contact Phone: 702-812-4520

Web Address for More Information: www.expressiveactor.org
 


August 20, 2017 10:00am

Experiencing Accents #9

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:  

Philip Thompson and Erik Singer 

Dates & Times: 

August 20-26 2017: 10-6

Physical Address:

National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Description:

This intensive six-day workshop, for actors, voice and speech teachers, clinicians, and voice/speech coaches, carries the innovative techniques of Speaking with Skill and the Experiencing Speech workshops into the acquisition of accents (or dialects). The physical focus of Knight-Thompson Speechwork allows actors and other professional voice users to learn accents much faster than with older techniques. Speakers using this approach can speak skillfully in the target accent, without exaggeration or self-consciousness. Experiencing Speech is a prerequisite.

Cost: $800 for VASTA Members

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (302) 757-6296

Web Address for More Information: http://ktspeechwork.com/calendar/experiencing-accents-9/
 


December 29, 2017 10:00am

Three Week Advanced Practitioner Workshop: Fitzmaurice VoiceworK

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Catherine Fitzmaurice, Saul Kotzubei, and other Master Teachers

Dates & Times: 

December 29, 2017 - January 19, 2018

Physical Address:

Los Angeles, California

Description:

For those with experience of Fitzmaurice Voicework who wish to go deeper as practitioners, without focusing on teaching the techniques.

Cost: Contact for more info

Contact Email: info@fitzmauricevoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: http://fitzmauricevoice.com/calendar.htm


June 9, 2018 10:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification Program XVI, Part 1

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Saul Kotzubei, Cynthia Bassham, Catherine Fitzmaurice, and other Master and Associate Teachers

Dates & Times: 

June 9th - July 14th, 2018

Physical Address:

Los Angeles, California

Description:

Advanced training for teachers. Contact info@fitzmauricevoice.com for more information.

Cost: Contact for more information

Contact Email: Info@fitzmauricevoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://fitzmauricevoice.com/calendar.htm


June 7, 2019 10:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification Program XVI, Part 2

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Saul Kotzubei, Cynthia Bassham, and Catherine Fitzmaurice

Dates & Times: 

June 7th - July 13th, 2019

Physical Address:

Los Angeles, California

Description:

Advanced Teacher Training. Contact info@fitzmauricevoice.com for more information.

Cost: Contact for more information 

Contact Email: info@fitzmauricevoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: http://fitzmauricevoice.com/calendar.htm