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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August 5, 2017 9:00am

Acting and Singing with Archetypes

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Corbin Abernathy

Dates & Times: 

August 4th-6th

Physical Address: 

64 W. Tulpehocken St. Philadelphia, PA 19144

Description:

This is an acting voice, movement, and impulse performance workshop based upon the teachings of Janet B Rodgers and Frankie Armstrong. The work will empower the performer to expand their creative choices in order to find the archetypes within themselves by means of exploring sound, movement and impulse. Every journey reveals something new about one's self: then, we will explore how to bring that knowledge to any given character.

Cost: $81 with VASTA membership (10 % discount)

Contact Email: cbrabthy@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 267-978-9249

Web Address for More Information:  corbina.wixsite.com/mysite


August 18, 2017 5:00pm

Small Group Roy Hart Voice Workshop– Sing from your Soul!

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Marya Lowry

Dates & Times: 

August 18th  5-9p

Physical Address:

Spingold Theater Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02453

Description:

This 4-hour workshop is an opportunity to gather with other Roy Hart voice practitioners for group and individual work. We will engage in the time-honored, traditional Roy Hart piano work – a vocal journeying to expanded physical, vocal and imaginative expression.

Cost: $50.00.

Space is limited

Contact Email: maryalowry@rcn.com
Contact Phone: 617 448 5631

Web Address for More Information: http://roy-hart-theatre.com/teachers/marya-lowry/
 


August 19, 2017 10:00am

The Un-Boundaried Voice – from Laughter to Lament

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Marya Lowry

Dates & Times: 

August 19 and 20 10a-5p

Physical Address:

Spingold Theater Center, Brandeis University, 415 South St. Waltham, Ma 02453

Description:

Spread Your Wings!
Revive your joyous experience of sounding 
Redefine your vocal boundaries 
Reinvigorate your vocal practice 

In this 2-day workshop, we will explore the vast array of vocal colors available to the human voice, celebrate the uniqueness of each individual voice, and expand our vocal visions and vocal boundaries. 

Centered within a theatrical context, we will discover and experience the deep humanity and rich expressiveness alive in the communal aspects of lamentation and keening practices across the globe – from ancient civilizations to the present day. 

The Workshop in a Nutshell:
•    physical work designed to deepen body/breath connection and awaken the body to give voice
•    specific approaches to extend vocal range, color and timbre
•    vocal archetypes and non-western vocal styles offer pathways to new vocal horizons and provide foundations for lamentation practice
•    voco/physical improvisations to inspire the imagination and release the voice 
•    individual and communal laughter to lamentation explorations
•    processes to wake up new vocal possibilities and delve deeper into your personal practice
•    an opportunity to say a resounding “yes!” to all that is within you
Whether you use your voice as a professional actor, singer, teacher, public speaker, in therapeutic work, or for the pure joy of vocal expression, you will emerge from the workshop with resources to enrich your practice and enlarge your performance. 

Cost: $225. Early bird discount $200. with $75. deposits by July 24.

Contact Email: maryalowry@rcn.com

Contact Phone: 617 4485631

Web Address for More Information: n/a


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


January 8, 2018 9:00am

Singing the Psyche/ The Voice Unchained

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Christine Isherwood & Anne Brownell, assisted by Sophie Martin & Mali Sastri

Dates & Times:

Module 1: 01/08/18-01/26/18, Module 2: 03/12/18-03/30/18, Module 3: 05/07/18-05/24/18, Module 4: 09/17/18-10/12/18 9am-5pm

Physical Address:

179 Circuit Ave,
Oak Bluffs,
MA 02557, USA

Description:

VMT work begins, not with the spoken word, its cognitive content or articulation, but with the affective aspects of voiced sound and combines a basic knowledge of acoustics, and the anatomy and physiology of the vocal system - as influenced by events in the body - with movement and massage, imagery and enactment, creative and therapeutic process. It is, in essence, an exploration of the self and one’s ability to communicate, verbally and non-verbally, through the voice. It is useful for those for whom vocal expression is blocked, limited or otherwise difficult as a result of neurological or physical impediments and/or emotional distress, as well as those who seek further personal or professional empowerment through the voice.
This training grounds individuals in a very particular way of expanding the parameters of their voices, encountering the stories of their bodies and psyches, and enabling others, whatever their level of verbal skill or accomplishment, to increase their expressive and communicative ability.
The training is both content and competence based, beginning with the experience and investigation of the self through breath, voice, movement, creativity and process. It requires both practical and intellectual understanding and demonstration of the core principles and theoretical underpinnings of VMT, and the presentation and performance of creative work. Those who complete both the experiential and the qualifying portions of the training are eligible to apply to the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy for acceptance as Registered VMT Practitioners (VMTR).

The Training Includes:
◦ A thorough grounding in the core principles of VMT;
◦ Engagement with VMT creative process work and song-making;
◦ An introduction to VMT therapeutic process;
◦ An introduction to the relation of vocal development to developmental movement, the acquisition of speech and the formation of a sense of self;
◦ Exploration of individual issues and themes in movement, song, imagery and enactment;
◦ An active involvement in creative group process.

The human voice is the first instrument and singing we emerged into the world. Over time and with the acquisition of language, emotional content has become increasingly disengaged from expression. As our voices emanate from within us, they reveal both our thoughts and our emotional states. At once our unique signature, the voice is a mystery, bridging the internal and the external worlds.
VMT works with individuals in their entirety, recognizing that, as the body is host to the voice, it is necessary to re-embody that voice, not just from the diaphragm up, but through a holistic engagement of body, mind and soul. The more we can connect our vocal output to our physical selves - the more flexible, durable, versatile and responsive we can make it to life as we experience it – the more we can ground ourselves in the reality of our whole being.  Working with a particular set of vocal components, breathing and massage techniques, images, ideas, and the sounds and characters that emerge when engaging with one's own story through the embodied voice, we seek to bring that voice into the world.
VMT combines psychotherapeutic principles with breath-work, movement, imagery, massage, song and improvisation, seeking to explore the relationship of mind, body and spirit which make up the human condition. As the voice is the most direct means of approaching the material which resides inside in each individual, through VMT the ability to use the voice expressively is expanded and we touch the depths of ourselves to encounter our potential and our release, finding a more conscious relation to ourselves.

There are some Norma G. Canner Foundation scholarships available towards tuition.

Cost: $10,000

Contact Email: info@vmtuk.com

Contact Phone: 508 685 7445

Web Address for More Information: www.vmtusa.com


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