Spring 2023 Registration opens October 17, 2022
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Led by Adam Roberts, this class is intended for anyone desiring to increase the power and impact of his or her speaking voice. Training in healthy vocal production is an essential part of speaking intentionally in any situation, from the stage or screen to the classroom or boardroom. In this course, you’ll learn a variety of techniques for preparing and utilizing your natural voice to speak confidently in a variety of environments. The first few classes will focus on active exercises designed to healthily engage the various aspects of vocal production, while the final sessions will practically apply what you’ve learned to scenes, speeches, interpersonal communication, or presentations. Limited to 10 students. Adam’s Training the Speaking Voice Syllabus
Jan 30 – Mar 6 (6 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:30pm $216 DRAX 3064 200 Syn 60698 Highland Campus Studio
Foundations of Singing
Led by Adam Roberts, this course provides an introduction to vocal technique for the beginning singer. Students will have the opportunity to sing both individually and as part of a group. This class is ideal for anyone who desires to gain a foundational knowledge of singing, including stage and film actors. Students are encouraged to focus on the musical styles that most interest them, with support from the instructor in identifying specific song choices. By the end of the course, participants will have become better acquainted with the unique qualities of their individual voices. No prior singing experience necessary. Limited to 10 students. Adam’s Foundations of Singing Syllabus
Apr 20 – May 25 (6 weeks) Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm $226 DRAX 3038 200 Syn 60685 Highland Campus Studio
Led by Cliff Miller, this course is for actors and curious individuals wanting to learn more about the world of voiceover. We will cover acting for voiceover, home studio setup, mic technique, and recording and editing. Through analyzing, performing, and critiquing voiceover copy, we will focus on commercial and narration. Limited to 8 students. Materials needed: internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet; updated (free) Zoom account. Cliff’s Intro to Voiceover Syllabus
Jan 10 – Feb 14 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 6-8:30pm $186 DRAX 3068 210 Syn 60584 Online/Zoom this class if full. Taking waitlist!
Jan 23 – Feb 27 (6 weeks) Mondays 6-8:30pm $186 DRAX 3068 211 Syn 60585 Online/Zoom
Introduction to Voiceover II
Led by Cliff Miller, this class builds on the techniques and industry knowledge established in Intro to Voiceover, which is a prerequisite for taking this course. This class is designed for the individual who would like to take their interest in VO beyond the classroom and into the industry. We will continue to analyze, perform, and critique commercial and audiobook copy. In addition, we will begin working on the growing field of e-learning narration. Limited to 8 students. Materials needed: internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet; updated (free) Zoom account.Cliff’s Voiceover II Syllabus
Apr 18 – May 23 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 6-8:30pm $186 DRAX 4053 210 Syn 60586 Online/Zoom
Accents for Film & Stage
Led by Cliff Miller, this course introduces two important accents used for stage, film, television, and video games. In the Spring we’re offering Eastern European and Standard British (a.k.a. RP). Through Knight-Thompson Speechwork, a new standard-bearing approach to speech, students will acquire the skills to convincingly perform these accents. Areas of focus include developing the oral posture, learning how to create the unique pronunciations, and analyzing the “music” (rhythm, tempo, and intonation) of the accent. Studies include native speakers of these accents, and dialogue from stage and screen scripts will be utilized to apply the work. This course is for actors with and without speech training and for people who simply would enjoy learning two interesting accents. Limited to 10 students. Cliff’s Accents syllabus
Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks) Mondays 6:30-9:00pm $186 DRAX 3065 200 Syn 60686 Highland Campus Studio
Private Coaching for Singers
Led by Adam Roberts, Private coaching sessions with Adam Roberts are offered in musical theatre and contemporary vocal styles such as pop, folk, rock, etc. Coaching packages are tailored to each student’s unique goals and may include work toward preparing upcoming auditions, building a rep book, bolstering technique, expanding range, and strengthening a variety of performance skills. Coachings are available for adults from beginning through professional levels, and to advanced high school students. Adam’s Private Coaching for Singers Syllabus
Lessons are once/week for 3 weeks (3 lessons). Schedule your day and time during the weeks indicated below by contacting email@example.com
Thursdays Jan 5 – 19 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 200 Syn 60699 Highland Campus Studio
Fridays Jan 6 – 20 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 201 Syn 60700 Highland Campus Studio
Thursdays Feb 2 – 16 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 202 Syn 60701 Highland Campus Studio
Fridays Feb 3 – 17 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 203 Syn 60702 Highland Campus Studio
Thursdays Feb 23 – Mar 9 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 204 Syn 60704 Highland Campus Studio
Fridays Feb 24 – Mar 10 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 205 Syn 60705 Highland Campus Studio
Thursdays Apr 20 – May 4 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 206 Syn 60707 Highland Campus Studio
Fridays Apr 21 – May 5 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 207 Syn 60708 Highland Campus Studio
Thursdays May 11 – 25 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 208 Syn 60710 Highland Campus Studio
Fridays May 12 – 26 (3 sessions) $270 DRAX 3063 209 Syn 60711 Highland Campus Studio
Several teachers at The Actor’s School offer private studies to older teens and adults. Areas of study range from auditioning for film and stage, Shakespeare, Voice, Monologues and more. Contact the school for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where our classes are held:
ACC Highland Campus – 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752, Bldg 4000 in our Studio – details sent upon registration.
ACC Northridge Campus – 11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin, TX 78758 – Room number and details sent upon registration.