Vocal Technique for the Stage


Celeste Innocenti

Course Description

Treat your voice like the fine instrument it is and learn to use and care for it properly.  This 5-week workshop in Vocal Technique for Actors will help students understand the art and science of speech and develop a strong, flexible voice through healthy speech habits.  Every class has opportunities for students to work and gain feedback in numerous ways, whether on their feet doing grammelot and other activities or by examining a wide range of texts and spoken material from modern to classical, including Shakespeare.   Through a linguistic approach, including phonetics and other features of language, students will gain self-awareness and learn tools to help them in all areas of performance and public speaking.   In addition, the course incorporates numerous theatrical techniques, including Linklater, Michael Chekhov, Dario Fo, and others, and special exercises will help students develop breath control, projection, and range.  A class website has the course syllabus and handouts, as well as links and extra practice material, so students can continue improving even after the course has ended. This course will feature a virtual classroom with exercises and handouts to assist with growth between classes.

Week One- Essentials of Vocal Technique

Week Two- Vocal Control for Performance

Week Three- Developing Your Vocal Instrument

Week Four- Sounding Like A Professional

Week Five- Specialized Vocal Technique

Course Dates & Times

Tuesdays in August from 7:00pm -10:00pm

August 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30th

Course Cost

AASD Members: $100

Non-AASD Members: $185

Course Location

Art of Fur Salon and Academy
Upstairs Studio

3805 Utah St
San Diego, CA 92104

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**Please note that anyone with an airborne allergy to dogs should not participate in this program.**

 About Celeste Innocenti

Celeste Innocenti is a San Diego performer with many years of professional acting experience onstage as well as in film, video, radio, and audio books. She is also the Artistic Director of Chronos Theatre Group (www.chronostheatre.com).  Celeste has a B.A. in Linguistics from Pomona College and has been teaching ESL pronunciation for over 25 years, including 7 years at UCSD; in addition, she has tutored privately for a number of years, specializing in accent reduction and working with business people and public speakers to develop professional-sounding voices.  As a performer, she is often called upon for her work with accents and dialects, as well as Shakespeare and other classical texts, and through training and research she has developed a variety of creative techniques of developing a flexible, accurate vocal instrument while preserving vocal health.  For more information about Celeste, please visit www.celesteinnocenti.com.