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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April 8, 2019 1:00am

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kimberly White & Judith Shahn

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

April 8-14th 2019

Physical Address:

This workshop takes place at Casa de Tortugas in Chacala, Mexico.

Description:

A workshop for women, to develop your voice, free your body and increase your confidence in order to express your ideas with clarity and passion...and inspire your audience!
It includes 24 hours of training -the Linklater Voice progression-including individual coaching, and optional group a cappella singing. 
Casa de Tortugas is a private villa by the sea-with tropical gardens, our own private pool, ocean views, and is a 2-minute walk to a stunning white sand swimming beach. 
“A stunning setting, with remarkable women in a transformative process!”
Jean

Cost: $1655-1955.

Includes everything but the flight

Contact Email: kwhite3218@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 206-251-0761

Web Address for More Information: n/a 


April 8, 2019 10:30am

Voice and Contemporary Text : Nadine George Voice Work

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Professor Ros Steen

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

8th-12th April 2019.  10.30am - 5.30pm

Physical Address:

Central London studio tbc

Description:

This 5-day workshop provides an opportunity for participants to research and develop their voice through experiencing Nadine George Voice Work’s ability to empower and inspire. Using George’s highly practical technique the individual is supported to release their authentic, expressive human voice by means of a physical and vocal exploration of the voice linked directly to speaking contemporary text.
Each voice is unique to that individual and no two voices are the same. The workshop deliberately limits the number of participants to allow for the separate development of each person’s voice within a supportive group. There is no one pathway to suit all sizes.

Cost: £ 500

Contact Email: info@voicestudiointernational.com

Contact Phone: N/A

Web Address for More Information: http://www.voicestudiointernational.com/


April 23, 2019 9:00am

MFA Professional Voice Studies

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Dates & Times:

23rd April  2019, 9 am - July 2020

Physical Address:

2 Downside Road,
Bristol,
BS8 7XF
United Kingdom

Description:

Please see website for further details.

Cost: £26,500

Contact Email: carol.fairlamb@oldvic.ac.uk

Contact Phone: +44 (0)117 973 3535

Web Address for More Information: www.oldvic.ac.uk

May 3, 2019 1:00am

Voice Intensive Vancouver 1 Week Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: 

David Smukler, Brad Gibson, Dawn McCaugherty and Gayle Murphy.

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

May 3, 2019 - Tuesday May 7, 2019

Physical Address: 

Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia B.C. Binnings Studios 

Description:

An immersive journey into breath, voice, body, image and language.  Discover new pathways to re-awaken and enhance your vocal and physical presence. At the center of the practices is the invitation to restore. You will revitalize and expand your responsiveness, resonance and range. The supportive and dynamic environment will inspire inquiry and imagination.

During the five days, you will have opportunities to: 

- discover new dimensions of your unique breath, body and voice 
- consciously re-align unnecessary effort into easeful responsiveness 
- tap into the potential of your vocal and physical imagination 
- explore integrated approaches to physical, vocal, and text practices 
- enrich your moment-to-moment relationship to self, to your rehearsal partners and to your audience 

Actors and advanced acting students are invited to renew and revitalize their craft. Directors and playwrights will experience the actor’s process through innovative sensory practices. Dancers and movers will increase their performance range as they discover the resonance of their voices. Voice teachers will acquire approaches to enrich their teaching.

Cost:

1 Week: $760 CAD/$650 CAD with early bird registration by Feb 28, 2019 

Contact Email: info@voiceintensive.org

Contact Phone: 416-593-8455

Web Address for More Information: https://voiceintensive.org/1-week-intensive


May 19, 2019 1:00am

Toronto. 2019 Voice Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: Workshop Leader/Facilitator *

David Smukler, Lisa Beley, Cindy Block, Gary Logan, Diane Roberts and Gerry Trentham

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:  

May 19 - June 8, 2019

Physical Address:

University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, St. George Campus, Toronto

Description:

The Toronto Voice Intensive offers time and space to engage your curiosity, journey deeply into the connection of the body the voice and the word, and explore your potential in performance. Immerse yourself in daily practice of movement, breath, resonance, rhythm and range to awaken, restore and revitalize your creative sources. Build confidence, clarity and specificity in your work with text. Cultivate dynamic responsiveness with scene partners and your audience.
TWO OR THREE WEEKS: YOUR CHOICE…..

The first two weeks will focus on the foundations of vocal and physical practice as well as enlivening your engagement with language and text. The third week provides the opportunity to deepen your relationship to resonance, range and power and explore the potency of your presence with your text and scene partner. You will have the opportunity to work with a Shakespeare monologue and scene from one of this year’s 3 plays for both the two and three week format.

The voice intensive invites you into a responsive and inclusive environment and rigorous, innovative performance research in which to develop your unique voice. As a participant, you are guaranteed to leave with plenty of answers, invigorating questions, refined skills and an energized personal practice that supports your professional goals and artistic process.

Cost:

2 Weeks: $1,460 CAD/$1,150 CAD Early bird registration by Jan 31, 2019 ;  3 Weeks: $1,860 CAD/$1,650 CAD Early bird registration by Jan 31, 2019 

Contact Email: info@voiceintensive.org

Contact Phone: 416-593-8455

Web Address for More Information: https://voiceintensive.org/toronto-2-week-intensive


May 29, 2019 10:00am

Phonetics Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrea Caban & Tyler Seiple

Category:

Speech

Dates & Times:

May 29-31, 2019; 10am-5:30pm PDT

Physical Address:

Online

Description:

This intensive three-day workshop for actors, voice/speech teachers, clinicians, and coaches will offer focused instruction on narrow phonetic transcription, consistent with the approach laid out in Dudley Knight’s Speaking with Skill and the six-day Experiencing Speech workshops. Knight-Thompson Speechwork places special emphasis on the physical actions that produce speech sounds, and this intensive is designed to develop participants skills in hearing, modeling, and transcribing these sounds.

Experiencing Speech is a prerequisite for the Phonetics Intensive.
Three days
~Awareness and practice of precise articulation action.
~Producing and recognizing all the sounds in language.
~Practice with detailed (narrow) IPA phonetic transcription.
~Practice reading phonetic transcription
~Detailed instruction and practice with IPA diacritics, including those found on the “Extended” IPA chart.
~The use of technology (software, apps) to manipulate speech samples for transcription.

This workshop is for those who have taken Experiencing Speech and/or Experiencing Accents and are looking to improve their transcription skills and mastery of descriptive phonetics.

Cost: 

$400

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/phonetics-intensive-11/


July 15, 2019 9:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework Masterclass: Introduction and Review

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: Catherine Fitzmaurice

Category: Vocal Production

Dates & Times: 

15 July 2019 to 19 July 2019, 9am to 5pm

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College

Greater London, UK

Description:

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

Fitzmaurice Voicework® is a comprehensive approach to voice training. It includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, voice with movement, and presence. While the training is specific, it is offerred in such a way that it is compatible with other approaches. This unique path to the mastery of vocal functioning was originated by Catherine Fitzmaurice.

Cost: £625

Contact Email: 

info@fitzmauriceinstitute.org

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/fitzmaurice-voicework-an-introduction-and-review/