Course description

This is a practical experiential and studio-based course designed for students who wish to explore voice speech and text analysis for theater film TV or public speaking. Actors business professionals singers or anyone desiring greater mastery of the voice benefit from the course. Emphasis is placed on helping each speaker find his or her own voice through developing personal specificity precision and storytelling ability. Students develop a deeper awareness of their physical and vocal habits; learn how to healthfully and sustainably use their voice; and learn tools to create variety and dynamics when speaking. Class activities include solo and partner exercises to enhance awareness of the body and muscles used for voice and speech. Prior singing acting or speech experience is not required. Students who speak English as a second language or have speech delays or difficulties are encouraged to take the course (see http//www.summer.harvard.edu/summer-courses/course-registration/english-proficiency-requirementEnglish Proficiency Requirement).

Instructor

  • Visiting Lecturer, Theatre and Speech Communication, Salem State University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

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