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    Fitzmaurice Integrates Vocal Production With Movement

    Fitzmaurice Voicework was developed to give actors a fully integrated approach to their vocal instrument and performance.

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    Juilliard Coach Andrew Wade Gives Emergency Vocal Tips

    There are five parts to Wade's immediate approach: breathing, steaming, drinking water, humming and—just to be certain suspected pharyngitis isn't actually laryngitis—see a physician.

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    Teaching Yourself a Dialect

    Knowing what to listen for, how to break it down, how to practice, and then turning your work into something that will convince a native speaker is not easy to do, at least without a little guidance.

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    Singing for Actors

    David Coury declares, "The most comprehensive way to get a speaking voice in shape is through singing." That's part of the reason he's known for working with actors who have never sung.

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    Creating Your Commercial Demo

    There are as many types of voiceover demo, but usually, when people ask if you have a voiceover demo, they really mean a commercial voiceover demo.

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    Going Mic-less

    Under theater conditions, the unenhanced power of the human voice has been severely challenged since, well, probably 1964, when Carol Channing was amplified in "Hello, Dolly!"

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    A Cautionary Tale

    "I can't think of another profession where what they teach you in school is so completely different from what you have to do in the professional world," says Stephen Tobolowsky.

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    The Seven Deadly Singing Sins

    As a voice teacher, I have seen students come to my studio with many of the same problems. I have traced quite a few of these problems to a basic group of mistakes and incorrect beliefs.

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    The Air of Songs

    Sara Louise Lazarus had been building a strong résumé as a singing actor while being prevailed upon for coaching by colleagues impressed with her work.

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    A Master Class With Michael Feinstein

    By the time the two hours had elapsed in Michael Feinstein's master class, he had encountered—and made strides to correct—just about every problem faced by both new and seasoned singers.