Articulating the Voice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Articulating the Voice

Fall 2019

Taught By: Elizabeth McGhee

Section: A

CRN: 3304

Credits: 2

This course explores the fundamentals of good voice production based on Kristin Linklater’s “Freeing the Natural Voice” to further develop good voice and body use through advanced exercises beginning with Sound & Movement. Students will learn elements of good speech, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), how to prepare various texts from poetic language to political speeches and scene work, and how to develop the ability to speak with clarity, agility, and intellectual and emotional rigor. The focus will be on Neutral American Speech and the ability to speak NAS without regionalisms, not as a prescribed way to speak but as a choice to use in public speaking and professional work. The course will also include a Partner Accent Project with diagnostic tools to learn one another’s native speech patterns, sounds, and rhythms. The objective is for students to develop the facility to embody language with a balanced quartet of intellect, emotion, voice, and body.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:21am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 001

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019