Voice and Speech Class for Actors Austin TX
Voice and Speech Class for Actors Austin includes four separate 24-class, 12-week semesters dedicated to the voice and speech development necessary for any serious actor. The training is based on the brilliant vocal training created by the world’s foremost voice teacher Kristin Linklater.
A resonant voice and clear speech are defining characteristics of a well-trained professional actor. The Maggie Flanigan Studio strives to produce actors with range and nuance. The human voice is an incredibly intimate and revealing part of our individuality. If the goal is to create fully realized human behavior, then developing the voice is a core requirement to serious professional actor training.
Voice and Speech Class for Actors Austin – Four Semesters
Voice I is the first of four 24-class, 12-week semesters dedicated to the voice and speech development necessary for any serious actor, and is based on the brilliant vocal training created by the world’s foremost voice teacher Kristin Linklater.
Work in this class follows the Linklater approach to voice, wherein the actor nurtures an ongoing curiosity about their vocal instrument, which is inseparable from the person behind it. The work begins with identifying and releasing physical tension that can inhibit a spontaneous connection to the voice. Through the physical release, the breath moves deeper into the body. When this happens, the voice follows, and with it a deeper personal connection.
Special attention in Voice I is paid to common areas of tension that can act as sensors to authentic communication: the tongue, the jaw, the soft palate, and the throat. This allows the student to isolate resonating chambers in the body, which strengthens the corresponding parts of the speaking voice. By the end of the course, students will have a full physical/vocal warm-up to use in preparation for rehearsals, auditions, and performance, invaluable for working actors who know how important it is to keep their instrument in excellent shape.
Voice 2 is the second of four 24-class, 12-week semesters dedicated to freeing the natural voice.
Using the freedom from habitual tension achieved in Voice I as a foundation, Voice II introduces increasingly extroverted and expansive demands on the voice. Always with an eye on maximum effect with minimal effort, students in this class tap into greater breath capacity and power, the fuel needed to access higher frequencies of energy in the voice without relying on the unnecessary muscular force that can lead to vocal strain. The entire two to three-octave speaking voice range is strengthened and liberated to respond to a range of impulses.
Learn More About Voice and Speech Class for Actors Austin
An actor’s instrument includes voice, body, and temperament. Our studio is dedicated to developing all three in order to send out serious professional artists into the business. To learn more about the Voice and Speech Class for Actors Austin, call the studio directly at 512-960-1620.
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Admission to the studio begins with applying online for the specific program or class that you are interested in and then scheduling an appointment for an interview with Charlie Sandlan, the Executive Director. To learn more about the studio and the professional training that it provides, contact the studio directly by calling 512-960-1620.
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