July 2 to July 15, 2018
April 30, 2018
undergraduate: DRAMA 420, 3 units graduate/postbac: DRAMA 620, 3 units
Actors (including voice actors) at an advanced level. A background in and affinity for voicework and International Phonetic Alphabet, and experience with accents is a plus.
Professor Andrea Caban 917-923-3439
Phil Thompson –
Phil Thompson is a founder of Knight-Thompson Speechwork (KTS), a skills-based approach to training actors for detailed and nuanced accent work. Through the KTS Teacher Certification Program, he is training the accent coaches of the next generation. KTS coaches trained by Phil have gone on to coach A-list actors in major motion pictures and TV projects (including
Rogue One and the upcoming
Murder on the Orient Express starring Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley), and have been featured as accent experts on countless viral videos (Wired Magazine and HowCast.com among them). Phil is the head of Voice and Text at the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) where he has been resident coach since 1999. He has coached more than one hundred shows at USF, and has coached 28 of the 37 plays in the Shakespearean canon. His work extends beyond Shakespeare, and he is often called in to work on plays with accents or unusual vocal demands. He has worked at numerous professional companies around the country including five recipients of the Regional Theatre Tony Award: South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Over the past 20 years he has coached more than 175 professional productions. Phil is a full Professor at UC Irvine in the Department of Drama and a designated Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice® Voicework.
Dawn-Elin Fraser isHead of Voice and Speech for New Studio on Broadway/NYU and is also on the voice faculty at Yale School of Drama. HerBroadway accent coaching credits include
Waitress, and the upcoming
Once On this Island. Her Off-Broadway credits include
Nat Turner in Jerusalem, SOJOURNERS, Her Portmanteau (NYTW),
Barbeque (The Public),
Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), and
Invisible Thread (Second Stage). National tours include
The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,
Finding Neverland, and
Jane Guyer Fujita
Jane Guyer Fujita is an Assistant Arts Professor in the department of Graduate Acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has coached accents and dialects for productions on Broadway as well as at the American Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Primary Stages, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ugly Rhino, and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. She has coached accents for various film and television productions including
Z: the Beginning of Everything,
Red Oaks, and Power. She also has a private voice and speech coaching practice in New York City. Her previous teaching appointments include positions at the MFA training programs at the Yale School of Drama, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, and the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University. Jane is the recipient of three certificates of distinction in teaching from Harvard University. She has worked with numerous graduate and professional acting students, preparing them for the voice and accent demands of the twenty-first century, both on stage and on screen. Jane is a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice® Voicework.
Nathan C. Crocker
Nathan C. Crocker is a professional actor, teacher and coach based in the New York City area. He is currently the speech instructor for Mason Gross School for the Arts BFA/MFA Acting Conservatory program at Rutgers University, focusing primarily on KT Speechwork. He has taught vocal production for the Atlantic Theatre Company/NYU BFA acting program, and voice and speech for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His voice and dialect coaching credits include
Detroit ’67 at Chautauqua Theatre Company,
Too Heavy For Your Pocket at Roundabout Theatre Company,
The Laramie Project at Marymount Manhattan College, and
Passion Play at Santa Rosa Summer Rep Theatre Festival. He has also served as Artistic Associate and voice/dialect coach for Santa Rosa Summer Rep Theatre in CA. Nathan is a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice® Voicework.
Rob Carlos is a New York-based voice, speech and dialect coach. He currently teaches speech and dialects at the Yale School of Drama, and has taught at Harvard University, City College of New York, Marymount Manhattan College, Atlantic Theatre School (NYU/Tisch School of the Arts), The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The National Student Leadership Conference, and Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford. His Broadway coaching credits include The Glass Menagerie, and It's Only a Play. His Off-Broadway credits include Privacy, Plenty, Sweat, Party People, and Gently Down the Stream (The Public Theater). His regional credits include
Mary Jane, Assassins, Seven Guitars, WAR (Yale Rep), Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse), The Piano Lesson (Hartford Stage), Misalliance, Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), The Lily's Revenge, The Snow Queen (American Repertory Theater), and
Master Harold…and the Boys (Gloucester Stage Company). Ron’s film and television credits include Orange is the New Black (Netflix), Madam Secretary (CBS), Power (STARZ), Unforgettable (CBS) and Fringe(Fox),
Look Away, and The Week Of. He is proud to have received his MFA in Voice and Speech Pedagogy from the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, and is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.
July 16 to July 29, 2018
July 1 to July 14, 2019
April 29, 2019
Delve deeply into the magical piano music of Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, and their contemporaries in this immersive course. Work with outstanding pianist-teachers on interpreting these composers’ works while improving your technique, playing duets, and discovering how other art forms— dance, literature, painting—have influenced this style.
Undergraduate: MUSIC 422, 3 units Graduate/post-baccalaureate: MUSIC 622, 3 units
Undergraduate and graduate piano majors worldwide are invited to apply. Advanced high seniors are also accepted. Applicants should be studying advanced-level repertoire ranging from Debussy's
Arabesque to Ravel's
Gaspard de la nuit.
Professor Omri Shimron336-554-5621
Jeffrey LaDeur –
Jeffrey LaDeur performs worldwide at venues from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to the Shanghai Conservatory, and is praised for his “delicate keyboard touch and rich expressivity" (San Francisco Chronicle). LaDeur is founder and artistic director of New Piano Collective and the San Francisco International Piano Festival. In 2015, LaDeur began a survey of Debussy’s complete solo piano music, culminating in an acclaimed recital at Carnegie Hall. His debut album, featuring works by Debussy and Rameau has been hailed as “a masterpiece of understatement, simplicity, and ‘old school’ chord-playing where every note sings out with meaning” (Gramophone).
Gwendolyn Mok -
Pianist Gwendolyn Mok has been performing Maurice Ravel's works in recital since 1995, and was invited to teach these works at the Royal College of Music, Welsh College of Music, The Dartington International Summer School in Devon, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mok has recorded the complete solo works of Maurice Ravel on a restored Erard concert grand dating from 1875. Currently the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at San Jose State University School of Music and Dance, Gwendolyn has studied at the Juilliard School of Music, Yale University, and SUNY Stony Brook. From there she went on to win several piano competitions and perform in major concert venues, including Alice Tully Hall, The Barbican, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Hong Kong Performing Arts Center.
Éva Polgár -
Éva Polgár is a sought after recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, educator, and adjudicator. Her creative personality shines through contemporary music and multidisciplinary collaborations such as that with visual artist Sándor Vály. Her recent performances have included concerto appearances at the Budapest Danube Palace and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, where she performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in the 2017/2018 season. A graduate of the Franz Liszt University and Sibelius Academy, Ms. Polgár has earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas, where she holds a Teaching Fellowship in the keyboard department.
Joel Schoenhals -
From 2012 and 2016, Joel Schoenhals performed the cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas in over 70 concerts throughout Michigan. Schoenhals has also received praise for his recordings Bartók’s For Children, Lieder of Schubert Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt, and Musical Moments of Schubert and Rachmaninoff on Fleur de Son Classics. He holds a Master of Music, Doctoral of Musical Arts, and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Schoenhals is now Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University and Foreign Expert at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Richard Shuster -
American pianist Richard Shuster is Professor of Music and Director of Piano Studies at Texas Woman's University. Shuster is a versatile pianist and a dedicated pedagogue and mentor who integrates a natural approach to technique and focuses on injury prevention, sound/color production, and musical style. His most recent CD, Gabriel Fauré: The Complete Nocturnes was released in 2014 on the Fleur de Son label to great critical acclaim. Shuster has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach piano literature courses at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary in 2019. Shuster has served as guest teacher and adjudicator at a variety of institutions in the Philippines, Europe, Japan, and Taiwan. Shuster earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Piano Performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
July 15 to July 28, 2019
July 1 to July 14, 2019
July 23 to August 12, 2019