2nd Semester, 1st Year, MFA Voice & Speech Class



Teacher/Coach: Jan Gist

Spring, 2011: January 25 - April 8

Tuesdays 2:35 – 4:30, Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00 - 2:25


This semester will be a continuation of your first semester’s voice and speech work:

         Breath support and enlargement

         Tone placement and enrichment

         Connection of ease and efficiency of body in all voice and acting work

         Articulation flexibility, precision, expressiveness

         I.P.A. symbols as a tool to explore articulation

         Application of exercises and drills in performance of text

 

Specifically:

         We will learn consonant, vowel and diphthong precision and phonetic symbols

         Explore in-depth vocal exercises and drills

         Perform different styles of text

         Continue to be playful, curious, courageous, and determined to grow,  individually and in ensemble support.

 

Professional attendance and participation continue to be part of the grade:

         Students are ready to begin work right at the scheduled class time.

         Always inform the teacher ahead of time, of absences or tardies.

         After the second absence, the grade is dropped by 1/2 a letter per additional absence.

         After the second tardy, the grade is dropped by 1/2 a letter per additional two tardies.

         Any missed assignment must be made up, and it is the responsibility of the student to schedule this with the teacher.

         Any missed information must be attained from schoolmates.

         Late written assignments drop by 1/2 grade per day late.

 

Welcome back, and on we go!

To Contact Jan Gist

University of San Diego:

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Office Phone: (619) 260-7757


The Old Globe Theatre:

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Guidance on How to Develop Your Voice & Speech 

1. Learn how you learn.

2. Translate what you're taught into what can work for you to become your own teacher.

3. Drill your skills with curiosity and imagination.

4. Bridge your skills into the vital, expressive journey as it is sculpted by the script, and envisioned by the director.

5. Embody "Stage Presence" by owning the time, owning the place, and welcoming your audience into you specifically crafted time and place.