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Colton Weiss
Committee Chair

VASTA's Interdisciplinary Engagement Committee is a bridge between our voice and speech community to the rest of the world.  We seek to engage with other professional organizations in an effort to continually expand VASTA’s visibility. We work towards this goal through multiple projects.


Committee Members:
Jennifer Scapetis
Anne Marie Nest
Debbie Winter
Foster Johns
Karen Kopryanski    
Marie Downing
Kris Danford 
Vivian Majkowski
Jocelyn Meussdorffer
Kendra Kingsbury


Board Liaison: Daron Oram
  

We fulfill our mission a number of ways:

Interdisciplinary Engagement Grants:

The committee awards external conference grants to assist VASTA members in seeking knowledge in other disciplines. We are committed to helping members share their research and support their professional development, while simultaneously fostering cross-disciplinary relationships that give back to our community and raise voice and speech awareness for the next generation of practitioners.


Interdisciplinary Engagement Grant

 

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF) Regional/National Vocal Excellence Award

Each year the committee coordinates VASTA representatives to attend Regional and National Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival events and award Vocal Excellence in performance by young actors participating in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition. These representatives attend the festivals to select the award recipients and give a workshop, building awareness of vocal skills and training.


#MyVoiceCan Campaign

Part of VASTA's mission is to advance the visibility of the voice in the world, which means: we want to know what voices can and are doing around the world! How are voices being used to impact different communities around the globe? The committee's #MyVoiceCan Blog continually seeks incredible people around the globe using their voice to better their community and increasing awareness, promoting our organization's commitment to the training of voice and speech. What can your voice do?

#MyVoiceCan Questionnaire

Check out the #MyVoiceCan Blog!

Voiceover Atlanta

The committee is excited to develop a new professional connection with Voiceover Atlanta. With this new partnership, we are looking forward to sending VASTA Representatives to their annual conference in the future to lead workshops, participate in panel discussions, and grow VASTA’s professional visibility.

 

Related Conferences

This committee decided it would like to provide a list of conferences that could bridge the gap between the world of voice and other industries and profession.

If you'd like to add a conference to the list, please email committee chair, Colton Weiss.

See Related Conferences Here!