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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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


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