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July 2017

TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 4

July 10 - July 29
UC Irvine Irvine, 92697 + Google Map
$500 - $3000

  Knight-Thompson Speechwork is pleased to announce we will be offering a three-week Teacher Certification program in  Knight-Thompson Speechwork in July 2017, taught by Co-Founder and Director Philip Thompson, with Master Teachers Andrea Caban and Erik Singer. The program will be held in Southern California, at a location soon to be named. Sessions will take place five days a week, Monday through Friday, except the final week which may end on a Saturday, depending on enrollment. Sessions will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.   Program Goals The purpose of the Certification is to make sure that its participants possess:…

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WEBINAR 5: Diversity and Inclusion in Speech Training

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
$10

Please join Cynthia DeCure and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseurs for our fifth KTS Webinar Series on Wednesday, July 12th at 2pm (EDT).  The topic will be "Diversity and Inclusion in Speech Training,” specifically focused on teaching speech in university or studio class settings. The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. Please register below!   Once a month, every member of the KTS community is invited to connect, collaborate, and share all things KTS-related.  If you have taken the Experiencing Speech Intensive or have been introduced to fundamental Experiencing Speechwork practices, or are interested in this aspect of…

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August 2017

EXPERIENCING SPEECH: Part One

August 9 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 6:00 pm UTC-8
$100 - $500

This Summer in Singapore, KTS Teachers Julie Foh and Jeremy Sortore offer a three day workshop in Experiencing Speech: A playful, investigative, and thorough introduction to your vocal tract and the shapes of human language! This three-day session (Part One) focuses on: Awareness and practice of precise articulation action The physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages—”Omnish” Vocal Tract Posture—the articulatory basis for the sounds in accents and languages   This session will also prepare the participant for Part Two, which includes detailed phonetic transcription and an exploration of the skills of formal and informal speech.…

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PHONETICS INTENSIVE #8

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm UTC-8
$100 - $400

A Three-Day Intensive in Phonetic Transcription With KTS Master Teacher Andrea Caban and Certified KTS Teacher Tyler Seiple Join Master Teacher Andrea Caban and Certified KTS Teacher Tyler Seiple online for a Phonetics Intensive from August 11th to August 13th, 2017. This course will be online only. All documents and audio materials will be shared through an online platform. Don't get frenetic- get phonetic! Register below! Click here for a full description of our Phonetics Intensive workshops.   Please note that Experiencing Speech is a prerequisite for the Phonetics Intensive.   The workshop will be held online through a video…

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EXPERIENCING ACCENTS #9

August 20 - August 26
National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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$200 - $900

A SIX-DAY WORKSHOP IN THE SKILLS OF ACCENT ACQUISITION WITH CO-FOUNDER PHILIP THOMPSON AND MASTER TEACHER ERIK SINGER   Come and join KTS co-founder Philip Thompson and Master Teacher Erik Singer for Experiencing Accents in New York City from August 20th-26th, 2017.   See below to register, put down a deposit, or pay in full.   Click here for a full description of the workshop. For more about Knight-Thompson Speechwork, please visit About the Work. Workshop Costs VASTA Members  $800* Non-members       $900 * if you’re interested in repeating a workshop that you’ve already taken, contact us for special pricing…

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September 2017

WEBINAR 6: Idiolects for Fun and Profit! Performance and Coaching Applications for Impersonation on Stage, Screen, and VO.

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
$10

Please join Zach Hanks and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseur's, for our sixth KTS Webinar on Friday September 8th at 3pm(EDT) with “Idiolects for Fun and Profit! Performance and Coaching Applications for Impersonation on Stage, Screen, and VO.”      Zach will discuss the opportunities for performers and coaches to apply KTS to crafting uncanny impersonations of famous idiolects. Topics will include sound-alikes vs. impressions, uncanniness vs. ’a suggestion of idiolect' and when to do either or neither, and re-creating idiolects from definitive film performances on stage. He will also discuss professional opportunities in ADR & localization, animation, video games, toys, commercials, comedy, theatre, and biopics.…

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October 2017

WEBINAR 7: “(So-Called) General American”- To Teach or Not to Teach?

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
$10

Please join KTS Webinar Organizers Susan Schuld and Kristi Dana, and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseur's, for our seventh KTS Webinar on Friday, October 13th at 3pm (EDT).  Susan and Kristi will facilitate a discussion titled: "'(So-Called) General American' - To Teach or Not to Teach?" This is our first ever webinar structured as a community-based, interactive discussion. Join us to chime in with your thoughts, or just to check out what other folks might have to say!   The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. Please register in the Upcoming Events section on the KTS website at http://ktspeechwork.com Once a month, every…

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Take Two! Webinar 7: “(‘So-called’) General American” – To Teach or Not to Teach…

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
$10.00

Due to a lack of (live) participants on October 13th, this webinar has been rescheduled!! Please join KTS Webinar Organizers Susan Schuld and Kristi Dana, and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseur's, for our seventh KTS Webinar on Friday, October 27th at 3pm (EDT).  Susan and Kristi will facilitate a discussion titled: "'(So-Called) General American' - To Teach or Not to Teach?" This is our first ever webinar structured as a community-based, interactive discussion. Join us to chime in with your thoughts, or just to check out what other folks might have to say! The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. Please register…

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November 2017

Webinar 8: Phil Thompson hosts: Coaching Language & Style

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Free - $10

Please join Knight-Thompson Speechwork Co-Founder Phil Thompson as he hosts Webinar 8: Coaching Language & Style. This Webinar will be held on Friday, November 3rd at 3pm (EDT).  Phil will share his thoughts on the topic, open it to questions and comments, and then perhaps the group will try a little practice of the ideas generated. The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. Please register below. Once a month, every member of the KTS community is invited to connect, collaborate, and share all things KTS related.  If you have taken the Experiencing Speech Intensive or have been introduced to fundamental Experiencing…

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December 2017

Best Practices in Accent Training for Indigenous Actors

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
$10

In this repeat of their VASTA 2017 conference presentation, Eric Armstrong and Shannon Vickers will discuss their research into the best practices for accent training for Indigenous actors and storytellers, and their preliminary findings. Topics covered will include indigenous research ethics, focus group findings, research priorities,  and recommendations for coaches who hope to work with indigenous performers, actors-in-training, and elders.

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