Methods of Voice Production
Students will practice voice production techniques, including Fitzmaurice and Linklater methods, identifying a "personal voice", integrating voice work, acting technique, emotional dexterity, use of impulses , and self-discovery in performance.
Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Students will deconstruct areas of physical and emotional tension and apply restructured breathing and speaking techniques.
International Phonetic Alphabet and Standard American Speech
Students will identify and articulate key characteristics of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the Standard American Stage Dialect and integrate the Standard American Stage Dialect into acting performance.
Evaluation and Work Ethic
Students will self-evaluate individual progress and performance, practice effective and supportive vocal coaching and peer evaluation, and apply professional work habits.
Tension and Breathing Techniques
Begin to deconstruct areas of physical and emotional tension and apply restructuring breathing techniques to text
Have a greater awareness of their own bodies address individual problems which can inhibit sound through specific exercises
Gain greater self-awareness and acceptance of their “holistic” self without judgment
Increase emotional vulnerability in their acting
Increase breath capacity for power and support in monologue work
Spirituality, Voice and Art
Develop a larger concept of spirituality which includes use of their bodies and voices a
well as their spirits; emulate gospel principles in their art as well as in their lives