Voice and Speech Curriculum
The goal of this program is to provide the gifted student of vocal production both the pedagogical craft and practical experience to become a teacher and/or coach for the professional theater or professional actor training program. It will give the student contact with a wide range of internationally renowned directors, theater styles, teachers of acting and movement, as well as provide a solid basis of voice teaching technique. The program is designed to be flexible to the individual student’s needs, building on their strengths and challenging their areas of weakness.
During the first semester of training, the voice student will track with all the incoming students of the program, taking acting, movement, theater history, and Russian language. Voice and singing are also required, taught by American faculty. In the first year, the voice student will take both first and second-year vocal production, speech, Shakespeare text, and dialects. He or she will attend selected first-year acting classes as an observer and voice coach. The student will continue to study singing, Russian language, and theater history. The first-year voice student will be the primary coach on a variety of Institute productions of increasing complexity, as well as assist on coaching one or two A.R.T. Mainstage productions. Depending on their teaching experience, some voice students may teach or do some individual coaching during the first year.
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