Estill Voice Training® Affiliates

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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 programme 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 Estill Voice Training 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 One and Two as part of the course and have the option of pursuing Estill Figure Proficiency.

Visit Arts1 online at  arts1.co.uk.

Cal U Theatre has established the Estill 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 I and II courses each June since 2007.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Click here to visit the Cal U Department of Music & Theatre website.

Le Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF) de St-Augustin, Québec, Canada est un collège privé de niveau Cégep. Il est le seul à offrir le programme complet Techniques professionnelles de musique et chansons d’une durée de 3 ans durant lequel les apprentis chanteurs étudient le chant populaire-jazz et classique en chorale, petits ensembles et cours privés.

Afin de faire profiter aux étudiants des avancements de la science en ce qui concerne la technique vocale, le modèle Estill Voice Training® est intégré au plan de cours depuis 2012. Les 1er et 2ème niveaux du cours sont enseignés par Julie Cimon Racine, EMT et EMCI, durant la première année du programme. Les étudiants consolident ensuite leurs acquis des Figures et Qualités dans leur cours de chant individuel durant leur deuxième année d’études, guidés par Julie et Karine Lévesque, EMT. Lors de classes d’ensembles, ils sont encouragés à commenter et à analyser leurs performances ainsi que celles de leurs collègues avec le vocabulaire Estill. À la fin de la 3ème année du programme, les étudiants chanteurs sont en mesure de traduire le vocabulaire traditionnel de la technique vocale en termes anatomiques, physiologiques et acoustiques tel que l’enseigne Estill. Ils ont alors appris à chanter différents genres musicaux et font leurs propres choix artistiques tout en maintenant une bonne santé vocale.

Visitez le site du CNDF : http://www.cndf.qc.ca/programmes/dec-professionnels-et-techniques/487-dec-professionnel-et-technique-en-musique

Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF) in St-Augustin, Quebec, Canada, is a private junior college (Cegep) that is the only one in its region to offer the complete 3 year Techniques professionnelles de musique et chansons during which all of the voice students study pop, jazz and classical repertoire in choir, small ensembles and private lessons.

Because vocal technique has evolved with scientific research on voice, Estill Voice Training® has been integrated to the curriculum since 2012. Levels One and Two of the course are being taught by EMCI Julie Cimon Racine during the first year of the program. The students then improve their understanding and control of the Figures and Qualities during their second year in their private voice lessons with Julie and EMT Karine Levesque. When practicing their vocal performances in front of their peers, the students are asked to analyze and write comments on what they heard using the Estill vocabulary. At the end of the 3 year program, the students are able to translate traditional voice technique terminology into Estill’s anatomy, physiology and acoustic terms. They are then able to sing in different genres of music and make their own artistic choices while maintaining good vocal health.

Visit CNDF site: http://www.cndf.qc.ca/programmes/dec-professionnels-et-techniques/487-dec-professionnel-et-technique-en-musique. 

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 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.

Additional information about Carthage and the music theatre program can be found at the following links:

Carthage: https://www.carthage.edu/admissions/

Music Theatre Program: https://www.carthage.edu/music-theatre/

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) www.theatreandmusic.uic.edu  and  Rose Bruford College, London, England www.bruford.ac.uk.

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.

http://www.eolia.cat/es/

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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) www.theatreandmusic.uic.edu  y Rose Bruford College, London (Regne Unit) www.bruford.ac.uk.

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.

http://www.eolia.cat/es/

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.  Tara Snyder, EMCI, is Associate Professor of Theatre and a Voice Specialist in the Department.  Steve Chicurel-Stein, EMCI/SD/TP is Full Professor of Theatre and also a Voice Specialist.  He also serves as the Associate Director of the School of Performing Arts.  This team teaches Musical Theatre voice to students in the competitive Bachelor of Fine Arts/Musical Theatre track as well as to students in the BFA/Acting track, BA Theatre Generalist track, and Master of Fine Arts/Acting track.  Two other faculty in theatre and musical theatre have attended Estill Levels I and II workshops, as have members of the Department of Music faculty.

Estill for Voice – Craft (Levels I and II) and Estill for Voice – Artistry are taught each year to first-year students in Musical Theatre and Acting.  Applied Musical Theatre Voice I-VI features private lessons with Tara and Steve, and focuses on building repertoire and advanced topics in musical theatre voice.  Students in the BFA/Acting and MFA/Acting programs receive a thorough grounding in compulsory figures and application to singing and speaking.  In this way, Estill has become the common language in classes, studios, and rehearsals.

The musical theatre program at UCF is highly competitive.  Some 250-350 potential students audition in Orlando, New York and Chicago each year for twelve to 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) and theatre/musical theatre history, literature, career development. Students participate in all aspects of theatre production, on and off stage.

Visit the Theatre UCF Website here: http://theatre.cah.ucf.edu/

New College Lanarkshire is a leading Further Education College in the West of Scotland, delivering a range of performing arts courses in musical theatre, acting and music up to degree level. The College has three Estill Master Trainers in the performing arts faculty and was awarded Educational Affiliate status with Estill Voice International in 2006.

The new college website is www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk

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 and has taken great pride in embedding the important work of Jo Estill into the vocal curriculum for both 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.