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 1, 2020 1:00am

ONE VOICE on Demand and One-on-One

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Joan Melton with Jennie Morton

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

On demand (year round)

Physical Address:

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, NYC 10018

Description:

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

Candidates complete an initial Intensive focusing on integrative curricula in theatre, music and dance. They may then devise individual projects to qualify for certification. 

On Demand (2 or more participants) and One-on-One formats allow for flexible scheduling of the 1st Intensive around travel, academic calendars, and performance commitments. 

Classes include:

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

Masterclasses include:
•       Professional Voice Care
•       Singing Techniques across genres
•       Approaches to Actor Training
•       Dance Techniques across genres

Cost:

On demand (2 or more) $950, 1 on 1, $1150

Contact Email: joan.melton@joanmelton.com.

Contact Phone: 917-991-5199

Web Address for More Information: http://www.joanmelton.com/one-voice-course-integrative-studies-0 


April 8, 2020 10:00am

Experiencing Accents #14

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrea Caban

Category:

Accents/Dialects

Dates & Times:

April 8th-15th, 2020; 10am-6pm

Physical Address:

London, England

Description:

A six-day Knight-Thompson Speechwork workshop in the skills of accent acquisition, including vocal tract posture, prosody, and the use of narrow transcription to describe characteristic sounds.

We strongly recommend taking our Phonetics Intensive before taking Experiencing Accents:

https://ktspeechwork.org/phonetics-intensive

Cost: $800-$900

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/experiencing-accents-14-in-london/


May 22, 2020 10:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework 6-Day Intensive Voice, Breath & Play

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Senior Fitzmaurice Teacher Jeff Morrison

Category:

Accents/Dialects

Dates & Times:

May 22-27, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Physical Address:

Theater Works Studios - Chelsea
151 W 26th Street - 6th Floor
New York, NY  10001

Description:

This workshop is appropriate for beginners to Fitzmaurice Voicework®, but also for those who have prior experience and are looking for a gateway to more advanced work, for example in the certification.

Cost: Full Fee $800.00

Contact Email: community@fitzmauriceinstitute.org

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: https://www.fitzmauriceinstitute.org/workshops/2020/5/22/six-day-workshop
 


May 26, 2020 10:00am

Experiencing Speech #26

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrea Caban & Tyler Seiple

Category:

Speech

Dates & Times:

May 26-June 1, 2020; 10am-6pm PDT

Physical Address:

Long Beach, CA

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.

PART ONE     [Three days]
~Awareness and practice of precise articulation action
~Producing all the sounds in language - "Omnish"
~Vocal Tract Posture - the articulatory basis for the sounds in accents and languages
No phonetic transcription will be used in this session of the workshop.

BREAK
We take a day off between the first and second parts. This is a chance to rest and process information, or to enjoy the pleasures of our host city.

PART TWO    [Three days]
~The application of detailed phonetic transcription to the process of speech and accent work
~Using the entire IPA to research and teach speech
~The skills of formal and informal speech

Each day begins with a vocal warm-up based in Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Cost: $800-$900

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/experiencing-speech-26/


June 1, 2020 1:00am

Expressive Actor: 5-Day Training Intesive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Michael Lugering and Expressive Actor Faculty

Category:

Bodywork

Dates & Times:

June 1st-5th, 2020

Physical Address:

West Texas A&M University

2501 4th Avenue
Canyon, TX 79015

Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex
Room 175
(Acting Studio)

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: +1 7028124520

Web Address for More Information: www.expressiveactor.org


June 1, 2020 1:00am

Expressive Actor: 8-Day Teacher Training Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Michael Lugering and Expressive Actor Faculty

Category:

Bodywork

Dates & Times:

June 1st to 9th, 2020

Physical Address:

West Texas A&M University

2501 4th Avenue

Canyon, TX 79015

Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex
Room 175 (Acting Studio)

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.

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:

$1000 Full Scholarship to selected VASTA & ATME Members

Contact Email: michael@expressiveactor.org

Contact Phone: +1 7028124520

Web Address for More Information: www.expressiveactor.org

 


June 4, 2020 10:00am

Phonetics Intensive #13

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrea Caban & Tyler Seiple

Category:

Speech

Dates & Times:

June 4-6, 2020; 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-13/


June 22, 2020 1:00am

One Voice Course in Integrative Studies VIII

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Joan Melton, Zac Bradford, James Harrison, Mimi Quillin

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

June 22 - 30, 2020

Physical Address:

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Description:

For Actors, Directors, Singers, Dancers, Choreographers
1st Intensive June 22 – 26, 2020, 2nd Intensive June 26 – 30 2020

WORKING ACROSS BOUNDARIES IN THEATRE, MUSIC AND DANCE

Four 90-minute classes, 10 AM  - 5 PM each day

1st Intensive includes:
-       Anatomy/physiology/acoustics; voice/movement research; practical application of technical information
-       Voice/movement integration, extended voice techniques, and phrasing across genres, singing and speaking
-       Differences in vocal requirements from music theatre to classical theatre, film and TV to outdoor venues
-       Overview of dance techniques, individual work with faculty, and a performance class in Central Park


2nd Intensive includes:
-       Review and updates for candidates applying for certification
-       Opportunities to lead two 50-minute sessions, followed by assessments
-       Filmed discussion of research topics currently of interest and in focus


JUNE 26th WILL BE WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSION FOR BOTH INTENSIVES.


To apply, please contact joan.melton@joanmelton.com. 2nd Intensive participants must have completed a 1st, or Five-Day Intensive prior to application.

Cost: $750 per intensive

Contact Email: joan.melton@joanmelton.com

Contact Phone: 917-991-5199

Web Address for More Information: https://www.joanmelton.com/one-voice-course-integrative-studies-viii


August 3, 2020 10:00am

Experiencing Accents #15

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Jeff Parker & Tyler Seiple

Category:

Accents/Dialects

Dates & Times:

August 3-9, 2020; 10am-6pm PDT

Physical Address:

Long Beach, CA

Description:

A six-day Knight-Thompson Speechwork workshop in the skills of accent acquisition, including vocal tract posture, prosody, and the use of narrow transcription to describe characteristic sounds.

We strongly recommend taking our Phonetics Intensive before taking Experiencing Accents:

https://ktspeechwork.org/phonetics-intensive/

For more about Knight-Thompson Speechwork, please visit:

https://ktspeechwork.org/about-the-work/

Cost: $900.00

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/experiencing-accents-15/