Educational Affiliates are tertiary degree granting colleges or universities that include Estill Voice Training® in their curriculum and have at least two faculty members who are EVT Representatives (EMTs or EMCIs). Students at Educational Affiliates will be eligible for course attendance credit should they choose to pursue certification through Estill Voice International.

Arts1 – School of Performance is a large performing arts school in Milton Keynes, England. With over 600 young people and adults studying in both part-time classes and full-time vocational qualifications, the school has established itself as a leading provider of performance training in the UK. Singers and speakers of all levels are trained at the school through an accessible program of individual coaching, courses and masterclasses.

Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. As an institution, Arts1 teaches innovative and science-based approaches to its artistic subjects including EVT® in all singing and voice classes, led by Estill Master Trainers James Grimsey and Pierina Penny. From Choral work to Musical Theatre classes and Individual vocal coaching sessions, a culture of Estill-based training that is at the heart of the curriculum.

The full-time vocational training at Arts1 is for aspirational young performers looking to pursue a career in performance and is a place they can access the specific expertise that is essential in order to condition the body for progression to conservatoires and Universities. Students training on the vocational sixth form study Levels 1 and 2 as part of the course and have the option of pursuing Estill Figure Proficiency.

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Cal U Theatre has established the Estill Voice Model as the vocal foundation for all of its actors, both singing and non-singing. Dr. Michele Pagen (EMT), Chair and Professor of Theatre, utilizes Estill in all her acting, directing, and voice & speech courses. Brian Eisiminger (EMT) and adjunct Professor of Theatre, teaches the figures and qualities in all course levels of musical theatre performance and in private voice lessons.

Because students in both the BA in Theatre: General Track and the BA in Theatre: Musical Theatre Concentration must learn and use Estill in all their performance-related courses, they are better equipped to connect use of the voice with character creation and to deliver consistent, quality performances under the direction of faculty members who use a common vocal vocabulary.

As part of the Department of Music & Theatre, our theatre programs serve a dual function, providing occupational education and training for talented students pursuing careers in theatre, as well as providing educational and performance opportunities for all students. Our department rewards creative excellence by offering opportunities for upper-level students to produce, choreograph, direct, and/or design both large and small productions.

The campus of Cal U is located not far from the birthplace of Jo Estill in nearby Donora, PA, and has been hosting Level 1 and 2 Courses each June since 2007. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Visit Cal U – Department of Music & Theatre online here.

Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF) in St-Augustin, Quebec, Canada is a private junior college (Cégep).

It is the only voice program in Canada in which all voice teachers, both classical and pop-jazz, are EFP, EMT and EMCI-TP certified.

At CNDF, Estill Voice Training® is taught as a foundation for vocal technique and is integrated into the voice curriculum since 2012.

Estill Voice Training Levels 1 and 2 Course is presented by Julie Cimon Racine (EMCI-TP) during the first year of the program. Students consolidate their knowledge of Figures and Qualities throughout the program in their individual voice, ensemble and improvisation classes supervised by their classical voice teacher Michelle Fountaine (EFP), and their pop-jazz voice teachers Julie Cimon Racine (EMCI-TP), Karine Lévesque (EMT), and Laura Godin (EMT). During ensemble classes, they are encouraged to analyze and comment on their performances and those of their colleagues using Estill Voice vocabulary. By the end of the third year of the program, student singers are able to translate traditional vocal technique vocabulary into anatomical, physiological and acoustic terms as taught by Estill. They learn to sing different musical genres and make their own artistic choices while maintaining good vocal health.

Visit CNDF online here.

Le Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF) de St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada est un collège privé de niveau Cégep. Il est le seul programme de chant au Canada dans lequel tous les professeur.e.s de chant, classique comme pop-jazz, sont certifié.e.s EFP, EMT et EMCI-TP. Au CNDF, le cours Estill Voice Training® est enseigné comme base de travail technique et intégré aux plans de cours du programme de chant depuis 2012.

Estill Voice Training 1er et 2e niveau est présenté par Julie Cimon Racine (EMCI-TP), durant la première année du programme. Les étudiant.e.s consolident leurs acquis des Figures et Qualités tout au long de leurs études au CNDF dans leur cours de chant individuels, d’ensembles et d’improvisation supervisés par leur professeure de chant classique Michelle Fountaine (EFP), et leurs professeures de chant pop-jazz Julie Cimon Racine (EMCI-TP), Karine Lévesque (EMT), et Laura Godin (EMT). Lors de classes d’ensembles, ils sont encouragés à analyser puis commenter leurs performances ainsi que celles de leurs collègues en utilisant le vocabulaire Estill Voice. À la fin de la 3e année du programme, les étudiant.e.s chanteurs.teuses sont en mesure de traduire le vocabulaire traditionnel de la technique vocale en termes anatomiques, physiologiques et acoustiques tel que l’enseigne Estill. Ils et elles ont alors appris à chanter différents genres musicaux et font leurs propres choix artistiques tout en maintenant une bonne santé vocale.

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The Carthage College music theatre emphasis provides comprehensive music theatre training in a liberal arts setting. The Estill Voice Model is the foundation of our innovative, integrative music theatre workshop courses. Corinne Ness, EMT, is associate professor of voice and director of the music theatre program, teaching applied voice and integrated music theatre courses. Lorian Schwaber, EMT, teaches applied voice and music theatre workshop productions. Dr. Ness and Prof. Schwaber teach the Estill Voice Model along with music theatre specialist Magdalene Spanuello (EMT-C). Carthage sponsors annual workshops in Estill Voice Training®, and all of the applied voice and choral music education faculty have attended Estill Voice workshops.

Estill Voice Training® is introduced in the music theatre workshop “bootcamp” for all first-semester music theatre students. Applied voice training and the music theatre workshop, taken during all eight semesters of study, integrate the Estill Voice Figures with a comprehensive training curriculum in music, drama, and dance. Additionally, we offer elective courses in Advanced Contemporary Vocal Pedagogy, and units in our music education curriculum for pre-service choral music educators.

Carthage music theatre students are selected through selective audition for the program. Our graduates have gone on to professional careers in performance, directing, and teaching. Carthage graduates have performed with Lyric Opera Chicago, the Goodman Theatre, Second City, Milwaukee Repertoire Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Charleston Stage, Marriott Theatre, Toledo Opera as well as numerous TYA, national tours, regional theatre, and summer stock.

Visit Carthage online – Music Theatre Program here.

Eolia Escola Superior d’Art Dramatic is one of two official degree granting schools in dramatic arts in Barcelona. The four year degree courses in Acting for Cinema and TV, Musical Theatre, and Dramaturgy and Direction attract students from all over Spain as well as international Erasmus students in the exchange programs  with the  University of Illinois de Chicago (EUA)  and  Rose Bruford College, London, England

Estill Voice Training® has been a pivot in voice training in Eolia since the school was founded in 2001. In the early years as host for the first intensive courses in Levels 1 and 2 in Spain and later incorporating Estill Training into the regular voice training program.

Since 2007 all first year students study the Estill Figures as part of their training in spoken and singing voice. Second year students in the Musical Theatre department  study the Estill Vocal Qualities as applied to the singing voice. The singing department, lead by EMCI Head of Department Viv Manning, comprises a staff of around 20 professionals, vocal and acting coaches, repertoire coaches, musical directors, theatre directors, and singing teachers currently 8 of whom are qualified Estill teachers (EMT, EMCI)

Apart from the integration of Estill in the degree courses, Eolia also runs level one and two courses over one semester as well as intensive courses in July and September for students and professionals who are interested in voice work.


Eòlia, Escola Superior d’art Dramàtic es una de las dos escuelas en Barcelona que imparte el Título Superior en Arte Dramático. Los cursos de cuatro años en Intepretación, Cine y TV,  Teatro Musical y Dirección escénica y Dramaturgia atraen alumnos de toda España, además de alumnos internacionales de Erasmus con el programa de intercambio con University of Illinois de Chicago (EUA)  y Rose Bruford College, London (Regne Unit)

Estill Voice Training® ha sido un eje en el entrenamiento de la voz en Eòlia desde la fundación de la escuela en 2001. En los primeros años como anfitrión de los primeros cursos intensivos de Niveles 1 y 2 en España y luego incorporando Estill Training en el entrenamiento vocal del programa de estudios regulares.

Desde 2007 todos los alumnos del primer año estudian las Figuras de Estill como parte de su entrenamiento de voz hablada y cantada. En el segundo año los alumnos de Teatro Musical estudian las Calidades Vocales de Estill en la aplicación de la voz cantada. El departamento de canto, liderado por EMCI Jefa de Departamento Viv Manning, está formado por unos 20 profesionales, coaches de voz e interpretación, repertoristas, directores musicales y directores de teatro y profesores de canto, actualmente 8 de los cuales están titulados en Estill (EMT, EMCI)

A parte de la integración de Estill en los estudios reglados, también se imparte cursos de EstillNivel Uno y Nivel Dos en cursos de un semestre y en cursos intensivos en julio y septiembre para alumnos y profesionales interesados en el trabajo vocal.

At the University of Central Florida, Estill Voice provides the foundation and is the mainstay of the whole of the singing voice program in the Department of Theatre which is one half of the School of Performing Arts.  Tara D. Snyder, EMCI, is an Associate Professor of Theatre and a Musical Theatre Voice Specialist in the Department.  Dr. Steve Chicurel-Stein, EMCI/SD/TP is Professor Emeritus of Theatre.  Other faculty in theatre and in the Department of Music (the other half of the School of Performing Arts) have attended Estill Levels I and II workshops.

Estill for Voice – Craft (Levels I and II) and Estill for Voice – Artistry are taught each year to first-year students in Musical Theatre.  Applied Musical Theatre Voice I-VI features paired lessons and focuses on building repertoire and advanced topics in musical theatre voice.  The Master of Arts/Musical Theatre track also has two voice courses that cover Levels I and II and application of that material for pedagogical purposes. When teaching schedules allow, students in the BFA/Acting and MFA/Acting programs receive a thorough grounding in compulsory figures and application to singing and speaking through their required voice courses. In this way, Estill has become a common language in classes, studios, and rehearsals.

The musical theatre program at UCF is highly competitive.  Some 250-350 potential students complete pre-screening auditions through, with between 60-80 receiving callbacks for sixteen first-year slots.  Experiences students have in classes, lessons, rehearsal and production provide them with the competitive edge to succeed as sought-after theatre professionals.  The Musical Theatre curriculum includes the full complement of skill-development classes (acting, singing, dancing, music theory, piano) and theatre/musical theatre history, literature, career development. Students participate in all aspects of theatre production, on and off stage.

Visit the School of Performing Arts at UCF’s Website here: UCF School of Performing Arts – UCF School of Performing Arts


The Acting Programme at Northampton University, England, is a conservatoire-style training run in a University environment. Northampton University is one of the few UK universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives.

The Acting Programme is recognised by industry organisations Spotlight and Equity and in line with its accreditation has 30+ hours contact time a week over 30 weeks.

We have six bespoke rehearsal rooms, fully equipped television and radio studios, and links to the prestigious Royal and Derngate theatre where you may also have opportunities to audition for main house productions.

The training programme is highly practical and designed to develop the high-level skills and knowledge required to enter the profession of a working actor on stage and screen. We provide vocational preparation delivered by highly experienced industry professionals.

We only accept committed and dedicated students who are serious about becoming professional actors. As such we are proud of the rigorous training, passion and encouragement which ensures our students realise their potential.

The Acting Programme has two highly experienced Estill Master Trainers on staff to teach the vocal curriculum which is heavily connected with the fantastic work of Jo Estill. Gemma Boaden, EMT, is the Head of Voice for the Acting Programme at Northampton University.  She is joined on the faculty by fellow EMT, Leon Trayman.  Both have taken great pride in embedding the important work of Jo Estill into the vocal curriculum for spoken and sung voice as part of the three year bachelor of arts degree.

Estill Voice Training forms an integral part in the basis of the actors spoken voice and within singing classes too. Estill Voice Training really empowers our students to be fully equipped in both their vocal health and artistry as performers.

Visit the Northampton University Acting Programme website here.

Conservatoire-style training, in the heart of London

The BA Acting and Performance at LSBU offers a conservatoire-style training in the heart of London, developing the next generation of skilled, creative, ‘industry ready’ actors, performers, directors and theatre makers.

You will study, learn and train with leading industry professionals in the heart of London’s cultural quarter working in close proximity to, and with, some of the worlds’ most respected theatres and companies.

As a student of the BA Acting and Performance you will undertake an intensive conservatoire style training focusing on specialist stage and screen acting techniques combined with creative composition and theatre making strategies designed to develop you as a highly flexible performer ready for the demands of this challenging industry.

Acting students study weekly text, movement and voice classes throughout their first year. Under the direction of our professional voice coaches all students will be trained in the acclaimed Estill Voice Training ® model (EVT) pioneered by Jo Estill. EVT is widely recognised throughout the industry as the gold-standard of voice training.

Your acting skills will be applied to a series of professional-style briefs including scene studies and small and large-scale productions allowing you to showcase your work regularly throughout the course. You will be taught by industry and academic practitioners delivering the best contemporary acting training methods whilst simultaneously developing your ability to make your own original theatre work, creating a portfolio of flexible skills and training fully suited to the professional, creative world of tomorrow.

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New College Lanarkshire Performing Arts Department (New CLan Arts) seeks to provide students with a stimulating and challenging environment through a wide range of performance opportunities underpinned by practical training, critical thinking and analysis. Students attending New CLan Arts benefit from highly industry relevant training and an opportunity to make connections with a wide range of creative professionals and companies.

The department has in the region of 270 students studying across a range of areas including: Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance and Technical Theatre. All the courses are designed to be industry relevant, inspiring, challenging and highly practical. Our aim has always been to provide students with the training needed to be industry ready.  An industry that is everchanging and highly competitive requires graduates to possess not only the practical skills needed at a professional level but the mindset and creative thinking that goes beyond that of traditional performing arts training.
Estill Voice Training is introduced in the first year for both the Musical Theatre and Acting students in all singing and voice classes and continues throughout their training from NQ Performing Arts to BA Honours with Creative Enterprise.   Estill is an integral and essential part of the performing arts training at New College Lanarkshire.