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April 2017

Webinar 2: An Introduction to Vowel Space: 2 Ways in for a Beginner

April 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

WEBINAR 2: AN INTRODUCTION TO VOWEL SPACE: 2 WAYS IN FOR A BEGINNER Please join Jeremy Sortore, Eliza Simpson and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseurs, for our second KTS Webinar Series on Friday April 14th 2pm (EST).  Our topic is an Introduction to Vowel Space: 2 ways in for a beginner. WEBINAR 2 FRIDAY APRIL 14th 2PM EST $10.00 (The Registration fee is $10 to cover Zoom hosting costs) 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…

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“General” American 101: The Essentials

April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5

This 2 1/2 hour webinar, taught by Master Teacher Erik Singer, is specifically designed for actors. It will teach the essential foundations of a "General" American accent, and is appropriate for Brits, Kiwis, Aussies, South Africans, and non-native speakers of English.   WE’LL EXPLORE: ·      The “oral posture” of American English ·      The peculiar articulation that is the American ‘r’ sound ·      How to master the difference between the vowels in sheep and ship, green and grin ·      How to master the difference between the vowels in pull and pool, soot and suit ·      How to master the difference between the two different ‘th’ sounds in words like this and thin ·      and several other essential and (often tricky!) vowel sounds.…

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April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
$100 - $400

  A Three-Day Intensive in Phonetic Transcription With KTS Master Teacher Erik Singer Join Master Teacher Erik Singer online for a Phonetics Intensive on April 25th, April 29th, and April 30th, 2017. This course will be online only for Day 1 on April 25th and will be in-room and online for Day 2 and Day 3 in NYC at the National Opera Center on Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th. "Distance Course" participants will be able to log on to a live video feed of the intensive. All documents and audio materials will be distributed shared through an online platform. Buckle down…

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May 2017

Webinar 3: KTS for Undergraduates

May 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Please join Andrea Caban and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseur's, for our third KTS Webinar Series on Friday May 5th, 12pm (EST).  Andrea will be sharing her ideas about how to teach “KTS for Undergraduates”   The Registration fee is $10 to cover Zoom Video hosting costs. Please register in the Upcoming Events section on the KTS website at http://ktspeechwork.com   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 the work, this webinar is for…

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Phonetics 101: IPA for Actors

May 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 25th. In this 3-hr webinar, Master Teacher Erik Singer will teach the basics of phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Topics will include: ·      What are all the different possible speech actions? ·      Which languages and accents use these actions/sounds? ·      How can we describe these actions in precise physical terms? ·      How can I feel these actions in my own vocal tract? ·      What are the IPA symbols for some of these actions? ·      What’s the difference between a vowel sound and a consonant sound? ·      What can I use phonetics for? How do I use it? ·      Will…

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June 2017

WEBINAR 4: Preparing Students for Today’s Industry

June 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-8

Please join Pamela Vanderway and all interested Knight-Thompson Speechwork connoisseurs, for our fourth KTS Webinar Series on Friday June 2nd at 2pm EDT.  Pamela will be sharing her ideas of how to prepare students for the realities of our job market with:"They Know the Accent, Now What? - Preparing Students for Today's Industry." To read more about Pamela and her work, visit: http://dialectcoaches.com/ Pamela is interested in receiving your questions pre-webinar! Please use this link to bring you to a google document where you can enter your questions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SvjPemkTp6eey08kjj3GPIaxO4vqE3fPTmKcuukdR0Y/edit?usp=sharing   The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. Please register in the Upcoming Events section on…

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June 10, 2017 - June 16, 2017
California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard,
Long Beach, CA 90840 United States
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$200 - $900

  A Six-Day Workshop in: the sounds of the world's languages the physicality of speech actions descriptive phonetics the skills of formal and informal speech Click here for a full description of the workshop. Workshop Costs VASTA Members $800* ANY Union Members $800** Non-members $900*** There is also a PART ONE ONLY OPTION for $500 ($400 with union membership)! 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…

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Modern RP 101—The Basics

June 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5

Modern RP is one of the most called for accents in film and probably the single most called for accent in theater. What is it? The RP stands for Received Pronunciation. Traditional RP is the accent you hear from older classically trained English actors, like Ben Kingsley, Helen Mirren, or Jeremy Irons. Modern RP is what you’ll hear from many educated British English speakers today (especially those under the age of fifty or so). Traditional RP is still a useful accent to be sure—often what’s called for in period films or plays by writers like Wilde, Shaw, and Stoppard. But if…

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July 2017

“General” American 102—Building Skills

July 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

This online class is a follow up to "General" American 101—The Essentials. Don't worry! If you missed it, you can purchase the full webinar recording and complete set of materials. On July 1st, we’ll explore: Some of the trickiest vowel sounds in “General” American How ‘r’ sounds work when they come after a vowel sound How stress and rhythm function in American English Going deeper into the oral posture of the accent How to warm-up properly to get quicker results The details: The workshop will run from 12:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, July 1st. It will be…

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July 10, 2017 - July 29, 2017
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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