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April 13, 2012

Vocal Care Guidance - Lara Hirner

Taking care of your voice should be one of your top priorities as a voice talent. It is your money maker and your voice over career depends on it.

Please listen in as Edge Studio and Voice123 present this special Talk With a Pro with Vocal Care Consultant and Speech Pathologist Lara Hirner.

Listen as Lara shares her experience and expertise on how to:

  • Make your voice and speech reflect your personality
  • Deal with vocal fatigue during long-form narration projects
  • Improve breath control
  • Achieve the full potential of your voice

/twap/2012.04.09 - TWAP - Lara Hirner.mp3


March 20, 2012

Tax Advice for Voice Talent - June Walker

It is challenging to be a voice over talent. You work hard all year as an artist, but then tax season creeps up on you, and now you have to become an accountant! Not sure what to do?

Please listen in as Edge Studio and Voice123 present this special Talk With a Pro with tax expert June Walker.

This is career advice you should not miss!

June is available to share her experience and expertise on how to:

  • Pay The Least Tax Possible
  • Miss No Deduction
  • Save Time & Reduce Stress

/twap/2012.03.12 - TWAP.mp3


March 8, 2011

Audiobook Expert - Carol Monda

Carol Monda shared her experience and answered questions related to audiobooks; everything from how to break into this genre or how to estimate recording time was covered.

/twap/2011.03.08 - Carol Monda .mp3


January 1, 2011

How Your Voice Over Peers Can Help You Get Work with Amy Snively

Learn how the voice over community will help you become more successful.

/twap/2011.1.11 - Amy Snively .mp3


December 14, 2010

Project Management with Sara Guttman and Kristen Thorne

If you are booking projects directly with clients learn how to fine tune your project management skills during this discussion.

/twap/2010.12.14 - Sara and Kristen TWAP.mp3


November 9, 2010

How best to use Voice123 with Steven Lowell

Listeners ask questions about popular voiceover casting website Voice123.

/twap/2010.11.09 - Voice123 with Steven Lowell.mp3


November 9, 2010

How best to use Voice123 with Steven Lowell

Listeners ask questions about popular voiceover casting website Voice123.

/twap/2010.11.09 - Voice123 with Steven Lowell.mp3


October 12, 2010

Coaching with David Goldberg

David offers free voice over guidance during the one hour open discussion.

/twap/2010.10.12 - Free Coaching With David Goldberg.mp3


September 28, 2010

Recording Software: What are the differences? - with David Mikautadze

Recording Software: What are the differences? Sweetwater's David Mikautadze answers this question and more during this discussion.

/twap/2010.09.28 - Recording Software with David Mikautadze.mp3


September 20, 2010

Animation Voice Over Q & A with Stevie Vallance

Listen to Stevie answer questions on how to become a successful animation voice talent.

/twap/2010.09.14 - Stevie Vallance.mp3


August 31, 2010

Long Form Narration with Alan Schwartz

Learn from a voice over veteran on how to get voice over jobs, keep clients, and promote yourself to get more work!

/twap/2010.08.31 - Long Form Narration with Alan Schwartz.mp3


August 17, 2010

Agents: Ask your questions for free, and find out what you need to know! - with Roger King

How to get a voice over agent or why would you even want one? These questions and more are answered by Roger King.

/twap/2010.08.17 - Roger King Questions For Agents Revised.mp3


August 3, 2010

Websites & Branding - What works? What doesn't? - Alison Moehnke & Mick Lauer

Alison and Mick share information on how to brand your voice over image. Learn what works and what does not.

/twap/2010.08.03 - Mick and Allison Artist Upgrade Revised.mp3


July 20, 2010

Rates and Prices - Kristin Price and Erik Sheppard

Gather tips and information as Kristen and Erik answer questions and give advice about rates and prices.

/twap/2010.07.20 - Rates and Prices - Kristin Price and Erik Sheppard CLEANED.mp3


June 22, 2010

Social Media & Networking with David Courvoisier

Learn how to use social media to build your voice over business.

/twap/2010.06.23 - Dave Courvoisier Getting VO Work Through Social Networking.mp3


June 22, 2010

Social Media & Networking with David Courvoisier

Learn how to use social media to build your voice over business.

/twap/2010.06.23 - Dave Courvoisier Getting VO Work Through Social Networking.mp3


June 8, 2010

Answers to Pro Tools Questions - Greg Sextro

Pro Tools can be intimidating. Greg Sextro is an expert in this area and was happy to answer questions about the subject.

/twap/2010.06.08 - Greg Sextro Pro Tools.mp3


May 25, 2010

Medical Narration - Randye Kaye

Randye Kaye shares her expertise on medical narration voice over.

/twap/2010.05.26 - Randy Kaye.mp3


April 27, 2010

Kids Voice Over - Sunday Muse

What opportunities are available in children's voice over? If you have a child who is interested in becoming a voice over artist or you have a child-like voice, check out this discussion!

/twap/2010.04.27 - Kids Voiceover - Sunday Muse.mp3


April 13, 2010

Using the Internet to Grow Your Voice Over Business - David Kaplan

How can you use the internet to grow your voice over business? David Kaplan explains how you can do this while answering questions.

/twap/2010.04.13 - Dave Kaplan - Using The Internet to grow your VO Busines


March 30, 2010

Kids Animation, Talking Toys, and More! - Noelle Romano

Noelle answers all questions pertaining to children's animation, talking toys, audio books for kids and more!

/twap/2010.03.30 - Noelle Romano - Kids Animation, Talking Toys and More.mp3


March 16, 2010

USB Mics and Interfaces - David Mikautadze

David Mikautadze shares his knowledge about USB mics and interfaces.

/twap/2010.03.16 - David Mikautadza - USB Mics and Interfaces.mp3


March 2, 2010

Copyright and Trademark - Rob Sciglimpaglia

Have copyright and trademark questions? Learn how to protect yourself from someone who is a practicing attorney AND a voice talent.

/twap/2010.03.02 - Copyright and Trademark - Rob Sciglimpaglia.mp3


February 2, 2010

Tax Expert June Walker

What voice over deductions can be claimed for tax purposes? Does a voice talent need a separate bank account for their earnings? June Walked answers these questions and more.

/twap/2010.02.02 - June Walker - Tax Help for Voice Talent.mp3


January 5, 2010

MAC vs PC expert - David Mikautadze

Many people have very different opinions on whether they prefer Macs or PCs. David Mikautadze answers questions about the two.

/twap/2010.01.05 - MAC vs PC Expert David Mikautadze.mp3


December 22, 2009

Audiobook expert - Carol Monda

Listen as Carol Monda answers various audiobook questions pertaining to the voice over industry.

/twap/2009.12.22 - Audiobook expert Carol Monda.mp3


December 15, 2009

On Camera expert - Nadette Stasa

Listen to this discussion to gather information on how to break into the on camera commercial market.

/twap/2009.12.15 - On Camera expert Nadette Stasa.mp3


December 8, 2009

Finance and Tax Expert Regina Lian

Financial questions can be tricky for any business. Regina Lian answers your tough questions and helps you prepare for the future.

/twap/2009.12.08 - Finance and Tax Expert Regina Lian.mp3


December 1, 2009

Communication expert - Colleen Wainwright

Learn the best practices to communicate yourself to improve your voice over career.

/twap/2009.12.01 - Communication expert Colleen Wainwright.mp3


November 24, 2009

Legal Expert - Rob Sciglimpaglia

Rob Sciglimpaglia shares advice and answers questions on how to protect yourself legally as a voice over artist.

/twap/2009.11.24 - Legal expert Rob Sciglimpaglia.mp3


November 17, 2009

ISDN expert - Dave Immer of Digifon

Dave Immer explains the advantages and disadvantages of using ISDN for voice talent.

/twap/2009.11.17 - ISDN expert Dave Immer of Digifon.mp3


November 10, 2009

Microphone expert - Chris Young of Westlake Pro

During this discussion, Chris Young answers questions and helps listeners understand microphones and pick the best one for their needs.

/twap/2009.11.10 - Microphone expert Chris Young of Westlake Pro.mp3


November 3, 2009

Computer Recording expert - Chris Young of Westlake Pro

Many voice over artists will find this discussion helpful. Chris Young answers questions and provides information on computer recording programs.

/twap/2009.11.03 - Computer Recording expert Chris Young of Westlake Pro.mp3


October 27, 2009

Dealing with Tough Situations - David Goldberg

David Goldberg shares how Edge Studio overcomes tough voice over situations. He also offers advice on how to deal with other voice over problems.

/twap/2009.10.27 - Dealing With Tough Situations - David Goldberg.mp3


October 20, 2009

Specialize in Emerging Genres - David Goldberg

Edge Studio's director, David Goldberg, offers advice and answers questions on how to specialize in emerging genres.

/twap/2009.10.20 - Specialize in Emerging Genres - David Goldberg.mp3


October 13, 2009

Vocal Booth expert - Guy Coleman

Guy Coleman from Vocal Booth helps listeners learn how to turn a closet into a vocal booth, get sound proofing tips and more during this discussion.

/twap/2009.10.13 - VocalBooth Expert Guy Coleman.mp3


October 6, 2009

Website Improvement - Mick & Alison

Learn how to improve your website to improve your voice over presence and get more work.

/twap/2009.10.06 - Website Improvement Mick_Alison.mp3


September 30, 2009

Online Marketing expert - Stephanie Ciccarelli

Stephanie shares her expert advice and knowledge on how to stay connected in the voice over world.

/twap/2009.09.29 - Online_Marketing_Expert - Stephanie Ciccarelli.mp3


September 22, 2009

Voiceoverxtra.com Owner John Florian

John Florian answers questions and informs listeners on different voice over resources.

/twap/2009.09.22%20-%20Voiceoverxtra.com%20Owner%20-%20John%20Florian.mp3


September 15, 2009

Childrens Programming Expert Noelle Romano

Noelle offers advice and information related to voice over for children's programming.

/twap/2009.09.15%20-%20Childrens%20Programming%20Expert%20-%20Noelle%20Romano.mp3


September 8, 2009

Podcast and Internet Audio expert - Steve Brezzo

Steve Brezzo explains opportunities that are available in the voice over podcast industry.

/twap/2009.09.08%20-%20Podcast%20and%20Internet%20Audio%20Expert%20-%20Steve%20Brezzo.mp3


September 1, 2009

Pro Copywriter for V.O. Talent - Randy Rensch

Randy Rensch provides expert advice on how to write copy for websites, business cards, taglines for voice over branding and more.

/twap/2009.09.01%20-%20Pro%20Copywriter%20for%20V.O.%20Talent%20-%20Randy%20Rensch.mp3


August 25, 2009

Speech Therapist and Accent Expert - Sam Chwat

Have an accent that you would like to eliminate or gain one for a project? Listen to Sam Chwat as he answers various questions.

/twap/2009.08.25%20-%20Speech%20Therapist%20and%20Accent%20Expert%20-%20Sam%20Chwat.mp3


August 18, 2009

The Acting in Voice Acting - Danielle Quisenberry

Acting and voice over go hand in hand. Danielle answers questions on how to use acting skills to improve your voice over recordings.

/twap/2009.08.18%20-%20The%20Acting%20in%20Voice%20Acting%20-%20Danielle%20Quisenberry.mp3


August 11, 2009

Voice Care Expert - Dr. Kessler

Your voice is your livelihood. Learn how to care for it as Dr. Kessler answers listeners questions.

/twap/2009.08.11%20-%20Voice%20Care%20Expert%20-%20Dr.%20Kessler.mp3


August 4, 2009

CD and Media Duplication Expert - MediaDuplicationNYC.com

Ready to send out your demo? Learn how to promote your voice over demo in a professional way.

/twap/2009.08.04%20-%20CD%20and%20Media%20Duplication%20Expert.mp3


July 28, 2009

CD Graphics, logo, branding Experts - Mick & Alison

Learn about CD graphics, logos, branding and more.

/twap/2009.07.28 - CD Graphics,logo,branding EXPERTS.mp3


July 14, 2009

Animation Expert - Stevie Vallance

Animation voice over questions? Stevie Vallance has the answers. Learn how to hit the ground running.

/twap/2009.07.14%20-%20Animation%20Expert%20-%20Stevie%20Vallance.mp3


July 7, 2009

National Commercial Expert - Eileen Mcnamara

Eileen answers multiple questions on how to land national commercial spots.

/twap/2009.07.07%20-%20National%20Commercial%20Expert%20-%20Eileen%20Mcnamara.mp3


June 23, 2009

Voices.com president - David Ciccarelli

David Ciccarelli explains marketing on the internet to get more voice over work.

/twap/2009.06.23%20-%20Voices.com%20President%20-%20David%20Ciccarelli.mp3


June 16, 2009

Practicing - Joan Franzino

Practicing is crucial in the voice over industry. Joan Franzino answers questions and describes the best tactics for practicing.

/twap/2009.06.16%20-%20Practicing%20-%20Joan%20Franzino.mp3


May 26, 2009

Being Prepared - David Goldberg

David Goldberg responds to questions on the importance on being prepared in the voice over industry.

/twap/2009.05.26%20-%20Being%20Prepared%20-%20David%20Goldberg.mp3


May 19, 2009

Promo Trailer expert - Jimmy Hodson

Promos is a voice over genre that many in the industry would like to get into. Listen as promo trailer expert, Jimmy Hodson, shares his advice for breaking into this industry.

/twap/2009.05.19%20-%20Promo%20Trailer%20Expert%20-%20Jimmy%20Hodson.mp3


May 5, 2009

Opportunities - David Goldberg

Learn how to prepare yourself in the voice over world. David Goldberg shares his knowledge and experience.

/twap/2009.05.05%20-%20Opportunities%20-%20David%20Goldberg.mp3


April 28, 2009

Being Prepared - Marty Moran

Being prepared for a session will allow you to do a better job and look more polished in a client's eyes and can earn you future jobs. Marty answers questions and offers tips on this subject.

/twap/2009.04.28%20-%20Being%20Prepared%20-%20Marty%20Moran.mp3


April 21, 2009

Demo Expert - David Goldberg

David Goldberg offers guidance on voice over demos. He also explains how to market your demo smarter.

/twap/2009.04.21%20-%20Demo%20Expert%20-%20David%20Goldberg.mp3


April 7, 2009

Medical expert - Colleen Brown

This discussion centers around medical narrations. Colleen Brown answers questions on how to get work in this and other genres.

/twap/2009.04.07%20-%20Medical%20Expert%20-%20Colleen%20Brown.mp3


March 31, 2009

Casting Director - Nadette Stasa

During this discussion, Nadette Stasa, a casting director responds to questions about how to get voice over work.

/twap/2009.03.31%20-%20Casting%20Director%20-%20Nadette%20Stasa.mp3


March 24, 2009

Industry Guru - Joel Haberli

Joel Haberli answers questions and gives advice on all areas of voice over.

/twap/2009.03.24%20-%20Industry%20Guru%20-%20Joel%20Harberli.mp3


March 17, 2009

Audiobook Expert - Alan Sklar

Alan Sklar answers various questions pertaining to voice over narrations.

/twap/2009.03.17%20-%20Audiobook%20Expert%20-%20Alan%20Sklar.mp3


March 10, 2009

Industry Guru - Erik Sheppard

Erik Sheppard shares his knowledge of the voice over industry with listeners.

/twap/2009.03.10%20-%20Industry%20Guru%20-%20Erik%20Sheppard.mp3


March 3, 2009

Cartoon Voice Expert - Jay Snyder

This discussion, led by Jay Snyder, answers many voice over questions relating to cartoons. How to separate yourself from the pack to succeed.

/twap/2009.03.03%20-%20Cartoon%20Voice%20Expert%20-%20Jay%20Snyder.mp3


February 18, 2009

Audiobook Expert - Grover Gardner

Have questions about audiobook narration? Grover Gardner answers questions various questions about the subject.

/twap/2009.02.18%20-%20Audiobook%20Expert%20-%20Grover%20Gardner.mp3


February 3, 2009

Industry Guru - Marty Moran

Marty Moran answers questions on various topics about voice over. Anything from how to get started to how to market to a specific client.

/twap/2009.02.03%20-%20Industry%20Guru%20-%20Marty%20Moran.mp3


January 19, 2009

13 Ways To Get Work Without A Demo - David Goldberg

David Goldberg shares ways to get voice over work without a demo.

/twap/2010.01.19 - David Goldberg - 13 Ways To Get Work Without A Demo.mp3

David Goldberg

A leading authority on voice-over and Chief Edge Officer of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities. David says, “Although I don’t have a golden voice, I guess my ears work pretty well.” Indeed. David's ears are considered the best in the industry. He's known for an uncanny ability to provide super-quick yet precise direction. Because he sees things from all industry perspectives, many veteran voice actors rely on him as their mentor. David is also one of the most active directors and speakers, frequently illustrating his practical answers with fun anecdotes from his many years of experience. Soon after founding Edge Studio as a music-recording facility in 1988, David added spoken voice recording to its repertoire. In response to many clients asking him for voice over guidance, David wrote the first edition of the "Voice Over Technique Guidebook" in 1992. Since 2000, Edge Studio has focused exclusively on spoken voice, and is now one of the world's premiere voice over production, casting, and training facilities. Clients and agents rely on David's ability to pinpoint the right voice actor for their production. Voice actors rely on his ability to help them find their full potential, benefiting from his perception, straight-forwardness, production savvy, and those acute ears. People and companies that David has worked with at Edge Studio include: Nickelodeon, Disney, Pixar, DaimlerChrysler, The US Postal Service, Scholastic, IBM, The United Nations, countless radio stations, National Public Radio, ESPN, Discovery, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Eartha Kitt, Tom Brokaw, John Ratzenberger, Denise Austin, Mark Linn-Baker, and scores of leading Broadway and TV performers. Edge Studio remains one of the country's most acclaimed voice over facilities, offering voice over production, casting, and education....

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David Goldberg

CEO (Chief Edge Officer), Booth Director, Coach

Location: CT - Fairfield, NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audition, Business & Money, Demo Evaluation, Marketing

To schedule with David call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

A leading authority on voice-over and Chief Edge Officer of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities.

David says, “Although I don’t have a golden voice, I guess my ears work pretty well.”

Indeed. David's ears are considered the best in the industry.

He's known for an uncanny ability to provide super-quick yet precise direction. Because he sees things from all industry perspectives, many veteran voice actors rely on him as their mentor. David is also one of the most active directors and speakers, frequently illustrating his practical answers with fun anecdotes from his many years of experience.

Soon after founding Edge Studio as a music-recording facility in 1988, David added spoken voice recording to its repertoire. In response to many clients asking him for voice over guidance, David wrote the first edition of the "Voice Over Technique Guidebook" in 1992.

Since 2000, Edge Studio has focused exclusively on spoken voice, and is now one of the world's premiere voice over production, casting, and training facilities.

Clients and agents rely on David's ability to pinpoint the right voice actor for their production. Voice actors rely on his ability to help them find their full potential, benefiting from his perception, straight-forwardness, production savvy, and those acute ears.

People and companies that David has worked with at Edge Studio include: Nickelodeon, Disney, Pixar, DaimlerChrysler, The US Postal Service, Scholastic, IBM, The United Nations, countless radio stations, National Public Radio, ESPN, Discovery, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Eartha Kitt, Tom Brokaw, John Ratzenberger, Denise Austin, Mark Linn-Baker, and scores of leading Broadway and TV performers.

Edge Studio remains one of the country's most acclaimed voice over facilities, offering voice over production, casting, and education.

Sara Guttman

Sara moved to New York City in September of 2007 after four years in Aspen, Colorado. She packed away her snowboard and bought her first unlimited metrocard. Sara is originally from Tallahassee and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. As a Program Director at a Colorado radio station, she hosted a daily air shift, and at times lent a helping hand to every department... producing commercials, writing copy, and engineering. Yes, she has been to the mountaintop and seen a radio transmitter site. In addition to overseeing projects at Edge Studio, she is a terrific speaker and part-time DJ on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio. ...

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Sara Guttman

Project Manager

Sara moved to New York City in September of 2007 after four years in Aspen, Colorado. She packed away her snowboard and bought her first unlimited metrocard. Sara is originally from Tallahassee and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. As a Program Director at a Colorado radio station, she hosted a daily air shift, and at times lent a helping hand to every department... producing commercials, writing copy, and engineering. Yes, she has been to the mountaintop and seen a radio transmitter site.

In addition to overseeing projects at Edge Studio, she is a terrific speaker and part-time DJ on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio.

Kristin Price

Kristin hit the stage running in her first dance recital at the age of four… then spotted the audience and ran right back off. Much to everyone's surprise, she jumped back on a few years later, and hasn’t left since. As a voice coach, she loves figuring out how to make you shine, no matter what your background is. Can a musical theater pro accustomed to projecting to the back of a theater successfully “tone it down” enough for voiceover? Can an accountant set his numbers aside and learn to play with words? Do you need to approach scripts as an actor? Do you need a technical checklist? Do you just need permission to let loose and have a ball? What is your comfort zone… and can you surprise yourself by pushing outside of that? Everyone has a different style of learning. The most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing. Her philosophy of working with kids is the same. Over five years of teaching youth acting, dance and musical theater classes for The Willows Theater and the Marin Theater Company in the San Francisco Bay Area, she learned that the most important thing is to find the child’s natural strengths and build from there in a positive and encouraging environment. As a voice actor, Kristin keeps busy recording commercial and narration voiceovers at her home studio and at production facilities around New York City (including Edge Studio!). The occasional on-camera commercial sneaks into the schedule as well. Recent VO work includes narrations for Disney, Crisco, Nikon, GE, Doubletree, Swarovski Crystals, H&R Block, Office Depot, Crest Spinbrush, the U.S. Army, Yale University, and lots of corporate training and e-learning programs; the videogames “Silent Hill: Downpour”, “Puzzle Chronicles” and “Enigmatis”; and commercials for Vitamin Shoppe, Ortega Tacos, Vertex, Alfred Angelo wedding gowns, Hannaford grocery stores, Paradise Bakery, Kaboom! and Peter Piper Pizza. Most of all, she is proud to have recorded a series of children's audiobooks for MitSo Media which received the highest award possible: a room full of pre-schoolers sat absolutely still and listened! ...

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Kristin Price

Voice Coach and Marketing Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, E-Learning, ESL, Kids, Marketing, Narration

Working Knowledge: Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Kristin call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Kristin hit the stage running in her first dance recital at the age of four… then spotted the audience and ran right back off. Much to everyone's surprise, she jumped back on a few years later, and hasn’t left since.

As a voice coach, she loves figuring out how to make you shine, no matter what your background is. Can a musical theater pro accustomed to projecting to the back of a theater successfully “tone it down” enough for voiceover? Can an accountant set his numbers aside and learn to play with words? Do you need to approach scripts as an actor? Do you need a technical checklist? Do you just need permission to let loose and have a ball? What is your comfort zone… and can you surprise yourself by pushing outside of that? Everyone has a different style of learning. The most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.

Her philosophy of working with kids is the same. Over five years of teaching youth acting, dance and musical theater classes for The Willows Theater and the Marin Theater Company in the San Francisco Bay Area, she learned that the most important thing is to find the child’s natural strengths and build from there in a positive and encouraging environment.

As a voice actor, Kristin keeps busy recording commercial and narration voiceovers at her home studio and at production facilities around New York City (including Edge Studio!). The occasional on-camera commercial sneaks into the schedule as well. Recent VO work includes narrations for Disney, Crisco, Nikon, GE, Doubletree, Swarovski Crystals, H&R Block, Office Depot, Crest Spinbrush, the U.S. Army, Yale University, and lots of corporate training and e-learning programs; the videogames “Silent Hill: Downpour”, “Puzzle Chronicles” and “Enigmatis”; and commercials for Vitamin Shoppe, Ortega Tacos, Vertex, Alfred Angelo wedding gowns, Hannaford grocery stores, Paradise Bakery, Kaboom! and Peter Piper Pizza.

Most of all, she is proud to have recorded a series of children's audiobooks for MitSo Media which received the highest award possible: a room full of pre-schoolers sat absolutely still and listened!

Click to hear Kristin's Narration Demo
/sites/default/files/demos/Kristin_Price_narration.mp3
Click to hear Kristin's Commercial Demo
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Danielle Quisenberry

Award winning voice actor Danielle Quisenberry has contributed her talents to radio and television commericals, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. She is an experienced live industrial narrator and works each season at The Brooklyn Academy of Music' Kids Film Festival in live interactive animation. Her client list includes, Aetna Insurance, America Online, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, People PC, Timex, Tyco Toys, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Oldsmobile, Panasonic and Verizon. Here at Edge Studio, she is a private instructor, as well as the instructor for Technique 101 workshops, How To Supplement Your Income With VO workshops, and our popular Acting of Voice Acting class. She really enjoys introducing cross over acting techinques to new voice performers and working with trained actors to help them transfer their existing skills to the microphone. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement and the physical process of vocal production. She is personally interested in how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts. In addition to being an awesome voice talent and coach Danielle Quisenberry has worked on more than 100 model art projects in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education. She contributed to the core methodology of the renowned Literature to Life Program at the renowned American Place Theatre, where she taught young people, trained public school teachers and teaching artists as well as presented workshops in interdisciplinary arts methodologies nationwide. Currently, on the faculty of Edge Studio, The Actors Studio Drama School and The School at Alvin Ailey, her previous arts in education collaborations include, The American Place Theater , The American Ballroom Theatre, The TADA! Youth Theatre, The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company and Steps on Broadway. In addition, she has been a regular guest artist at LaGuardia High School for Music, Arts and the Performing Arts, often known as the Fame school. She holds a degree in acting performance from The University of Michigan and a certificate in Radio and Television Production and Performance from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Her faculty positions now include, The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University, The School at Alvin Ailey and The New York Film Academy. When out of the booth, she is still in the studio ... the dance studio that is -- teaching and performing as an International Standard Ballroom Dancer. This year, she will combine her favorite art forms by joining the team which does the live announcing for The Manhattan Amateur Classic, a top NYC DanceSport Competition....

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Danielle Quisenberry

Voice Coach

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Acting, Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Narration

To schedule with Danielle call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Award winning voice actor Danielle Quisenberry has contributed her talents to radio and television commericals, web and software narrations, corporate campaigns, industrial and documentary films, English as a second language tutorials, and telephone systems. She is an experienced live industrial narrator and works each season at The Brooklyn Academy of Music' Kids Film Festival in live interactive animation. Her client list includes, Aetna Insurance, America Online, Fiat, McAfee, McDonalds, People PC, Timex, Tyco Toys, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Oldsmobile, Panasonic and Verizon.

Here at Edge Studio, she is a private instructor, as well as the instructor for Technique 101 workshops, How To Supplement Your Income With VO workshops, and our popular Acting of Voice Acting class. She really enjoys introducing cross over acting techinques to new voice performers and working with trained actors to help them transfer their existing skills to the microphone. Her academic interests include acting methodologies, movement and the physical process of vocal production. She is personally interested in how advances in neuroscience affect teaching and adult learning in the arts.

In addition to being an awesome voice talent and coach Danielle Quisenberry has worked on more than 100 model art projects in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education. She contributed to the core methodology of the renowned Literature to Life Program at the renowned American Place Theatre, where she taught young people, trained public school teachers and teaching artists as well as presented workshops in interdisciplinary arts methodologies nationwide. Currently, on the faculty of Edge Studio, The Actors Studio Drama School and The School at Alvin Ailey, her previous arts in education collaborations include, The American Place Theater , The American Ballroom Theatre, The TADA! Youth Theatre, The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company and Steps on Broadway. In addition, she has been a regular guest artist at LaGuardia High School for Music, Arts and the Performing Arts, often known as the Fame school.

She holds a degree in acting performance from The University of Michigan and a certificate in Radio and Television Production and Performance from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Her faculty positions now include, The Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University, The School at Alvin Ailey and The New York Film Academy.

When out of the booth, she is still in the studio ... the dance studio that is -- teaching and performing as an International Standard Ballroom Dancer. This year, she will combine her favorite art forms by joining the team which does the live announcing for The Manhattan Amateur Classic, a top NYC DanceSport Competition.

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Noelle Romano

As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible. When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox! As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ. I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio! ...

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Noelle Romano

Voice Coach, Director, Producer, and Animation Expert

Location: CA - Los Angeles

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Animation, Cartoon, Character, Commercial, Kids, Narration

To schedule with Noelle call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

As a voice coach, you will never hear me say the words “you’re not getting it”. I consider it my mission to try different approaches, techniques, and exercises until something clicks. My coaching style involves a lot of dialogue between teacher and student, and I like to use my sense of humor to keep things light and fun, even as I challenge you to go further than you thought possible.

When it comes to animation, cartoons, children's e-learning, and video games, I am very grateful to have had experience on both sides of the window. On the production side, I served as voice director and talent supervisor for the Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, "WordWorld". I’ve also voice directed various games and toys for The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora the Explorer, as well as numerous children’s audio books for Scholastic. As Head of the VO Department at Animation Collective, I oversaw the records and casting of nine shows produced for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network, and AOL kids. My TV production career started on the show "Blue's Clues", where I won my very first VO role—that of a talking mailbox!

As talent, I have narrated projects for Blackberry, Cincinnati Bell, Harrah’s, Hilton, Taximagic, Petflow, WatchDox, Twilio, Green Nissan, Slendertone and Howcast.com among others. For more than three years, I have been the main voice of the award-winning Kognito Interactive, which creates web-based e-learning simulations for various clients including Starwood Hotels, Rutgers, CUNY, Baruch, Fuji Film and the Veteran’s Association of NY/NJ.

I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and also trained in improv through Second City. As a live performer, I have four years of stand-up, and eight years of sketch comedy under my belt. I moved to the City of Angels in 2010, and have had a great time heading up Edge Studio’s LA studio!

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Jay Snyder

Jay Snyder is a classically trained actor who has performed leading roles on and off Broadway, television, and film. His expertise is bringing characters to life. For more than 10 years he has also done nearly every type of voice over work, including commercials (recent clients include Verizon, Coke, Six Flags, Cisco, and Absolut), audio books, documentaries, tours, industrials, video games, animated films and cartoons. Since he is happiest diving into characters and stories, it's no surprise that so much of his work has been in animation and audiobooks. Best known as the voice for the two lead characters of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and central characters in Pokemon, Sonic X, Kirby, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Chaotic, and Huntik, Jay feels fortunate to have worked on well over 100 different movies and series and literally thousands of episodes and hours of entertainment. As a self professed geek, he's also psyched to have worked on the current Batman: the Dark Knight Rises video game as well as the critically acclaimed All Saints Row 2.

Even though not a week goes by without doing something in animation, as an actor his focus has shifted to audiobooks in the last few years. In that time he's performed on over a hundred titles in various genres. Some of his favorites include Kurt Vonnegut's wry Sci-Fi "The Sirens of Titan", "Zoo" and "NYPD Red" two new titles from the prolific New York Times best selling regular James Patterson, and the CIA action/intrigue "The Gray Man" series which is currently in development for a film franchise starring Brad Pitt.

He has also directed VO for years, on many anime series, audio books, and video games. More recently he has become an Audio Producer, working for Marvel on their Marvel Knights Animation line. His first project for them was the “Astonishing X-Men”, a series written by Joss Whedon who also made the record breaking blockbuster film "The Avengers". Next was “Iron Man: Extremis", a story which has been confirmed as the basis of the next Iron Man film. After that came the best reviewed series from Marvel Knights, "Thor vs. Loki: Blood Brothers". But perhaps more relevantly, Jay also audio produced an educational series for Disney/ABC News about World War 2 called “They Spoke Out." Working with comic book legend Neal Adams, Jay helped to tell the tales you never knew about an era you thought you had learned everything about. As Audio Producer, he’s responsible for casting, directing, sound design, scoring, and the final mix. He does the casting and directing personally, and works side by side with a wonderful team of talented professionals who always do an outstanding job, providing clients with the best results.

Jay has also written for hundreds of shows, and is currently developing various animated series and films from adaptations to original concepts. Storytelling is his passion, and he loves every element of it, not just being the performer. Jay's perspective is unique because he has experience with all aspects of capturing a performance. From the acting, to directing, casting, writing, and even the recording of a character.

So why does he teach if he's so busy? Jay comes from a family of educators and says that teaching at Edge is wonderful because he genuinely enjoys providing people with whatever benefit his experience has to offer and he always learns something new from everyone he works with.

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Jay Snyder

Voice Coach, Director, Audiobook & Animation Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Animation, Audiobook, Cartoon, Character, Dubbing, Promos

To schedule with Jay call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Jay Snyder is a classically trained actor who has performed leading roles on and off Broadway, television, and film. His expertise is bringing characters to life. For more than 10 years he has also done nearly every type of voice over work, including commercials (recent clients include Verizon, Coke, Six Flags, Cisco, and Absolut), audio books, documentaries, tours, industrials, video games, animated films and cartoons. Since he is happiest diving into characters and stories, it's no surprise that so much of his work has been in animation and audiobooks. Best known as the voice for the two lead characters of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and central characters in Pokemon, Sonic X, Kirby, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Chaotic, and Huntik, Jay feels fortunate to have worked on well over 100 different movies and series and literally thousands of episodes and hours of entertainment. As a self professed geek, he's also psyched to have worked on the current Batman: the Dark Knight Rises video game as well as the critically acclaimed All Saints Row 2.

Even though not a week goes by without doing something in animation, as an actor his focus has shifted to audiobooks in the last few years. In that time he's performed on over a hundred titles in various genres. Some of his favorites include Kurt Vonnegut's wry Sci-Fi "The Sirens of Titan", "Zoo" and "NYPD Red" two new titles from the prolific New York Times best selling regular James Patterson, and the CIA action/intrigue "The Gray Man" series which is currently in development for a film franchise starring Brad Pitt.

He has also directed VO for years, on many anime series, audio books, and video games. More recently he has become an Audio Producer, working for Marvel on their Marvel Knights Animation line. His first project for them was the “Astonishing X-Men”, a series written by Joss Whedon who also made the record breaking blockbuster film "The Avengers". Next was “Iron Man: Extremis", a story which has been confirmed as the basis of the next Iron Man film. After that came the best reviewed series from Marvel Knights, "Thor vs. Loki: Blood Brothers". But perhaps more relevantly, Jay also audio produced an educational series for Disney/ABC News about World War 2 called “They Spoke Out." Working with comic book legend Neal Adams, Jay helped to tell the tales you never knew about an era you thought you had learned everything about. As Audio Producer, he’s responsible for casting, directing, sound design, scoring, and the final mix. He does the casting and directing personally, and works side by side with a wonderful team of talented professionals who always do an outstanding job, providing clients with the best results.

Jay has also written for hundreds of shows, and is currently developing various animated series and films from adaptations to original concepts. Storytelling is his passion, and he loves every element of it, not just being the performer. Jay's perspective is unique because he has experience with all aspects of capturing a performance. From the acting, to directing, casting, writing, and even the recording of a character.

So why does he teach if he's so busy? Jay comes from a family of educators and says that teaching at Edge is wonderful because he genuinely enjoys providing people with whatever benefit his experience has to offer and he always learns something new from everyone he works with.

Carol Monda

Carol is an actor, voiceover talent and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has read for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette, HighBridge, Clipper Audio, Edge Studio, Books on Tape, Academic Merit, and Redwood Audio's listentogenius.com. She has been a featured narrator in Audiofile magazine, Voiceover Xtra, and the Recorded Books Catalog. In addition to narrating several documentaries, Carol has been "the voice" of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival since 2010 and has voiced tributes to such luminaries as Jean Paul Belmondo, the Houstons, Luise Rainer, and Eli Wallach. Her commercial voiceover clients have included HSBC, USDA, Seton Hall, AFL-CIO, Bell Atlantic, Sag-Aftra, Amazon and McDonald's, among others. She regularly voices promos for TCM & TNT. In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, she is an adjunct professor of narration and commercial voiceover at NYU's Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She has led classes for over 20 years in voice, acting, scene study, and auditioning at such schools as Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Roundhouse Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Bethesda Arts Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Belvoir Terrace. Carol has also worked as a theatre director and voice and acting teacher at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School. At Edge, Carol focuses on students' goals and explores the nuances of oral interpretation, vocal technique, point of view and text analysis. She aims to cultivate in each of her students the most effective and evocative delivery possible.

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Carol Monda

Voice Coach, Director, and Audiobook Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Audiobook, Audition, Commercial, Narration

To schedule with Carol call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Carol is an actor, voiceover talent and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has read for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette, HighBridge, Clipper Audio, Edge Studio, Books on Tape, Academic Merit, and Redwood Audio's listentogenius.com. She has been a featured narrator in Audiofile magazine, Voiceover Xtra, and the Recorded Books Catalog.

In addition to narrating several documentaries, Carol has been "the voice" of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival since 2010 and has voiced tributes to such luminaries as Jean Paul Belmondo, the Houstons, Luise Rainer, and Eli Wallach.
Her commercial voiceover clients have included HSBC, USDA, Seton Hall, AFL-CIO, Bell Atlantic, Sag-Aftra, Amazon and McDonald's, among others. She regularly voices promos for TCM & TNT.

In addition to coaching at Edge Studio, she is an adjunct professor of narration and commercial voiceover at NYU's Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She has led classes for over 20 years in voice, acting, scene study, and auditioning at such schools as Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Roundhouse Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Bethesda Arts Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Belvoir Terrace. Carol has also worked as a theatre director and voice and acting teacher at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School.

At Edge, Carol focuses on students' goals and explores the nuances of oral interpretation, vocal technique, point of view and text analysis. She aims to cultivate in each of her students the most effective and evocative delivery possible.

Steve Brezzo

Experience:

Executive Director

Sotheby's Institute of Art, Director - San Diego Museum of Art, Director - Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach, Ca., Director of Media - United Exhibits Group, Denmark, Consultant - Jim Henson Company, Consultant - National Center for Children and Creativity, Washington, DC, Director of Education - Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, National Education Committee - American Association of Museums, President - California Association of Museums

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production, and selected Orientation Video Production:

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production and selected Orientation Video Production: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, The Art of the Muppets, Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, The Gold of Peru, Between Continents, Between Seas: Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica, The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, Siqueiros, Dutch and Flemish Masters: Paintings from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, American Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Chinese Export Silver: A Legacy of Luxury, Photographers of the Weimar Republic, Songs of My People: African American Photographers, Oskar Schlemmer, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, Black Sun: The Eyes of Four - Contemporary Japanese Photography, American Women Artists: 1830-1930, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection, The Painter Joaquin Sorolla, California Sculpture, Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective, Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, Faberge Imperial Eggs: From the Forbes Collection and the Kremlin Museums, Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum, Latin American Drawings Today, California Cityscapes, Pacific Parallels: Artists and the Landscape in New Zealand, 1840-1990, The Great Age of Sail: Treasures of the National Maritime Museum, London, The William S. Paley Collection, Helen Frankenthaler, Gold and Grandeur: The Age of the Baroque in Portugal, Egon Schiele, Gauguin and the School of Pont Aven, Discovering Ellis Ruley, Andrew Wyeth - The Helga Paintings, Monet from the Collection of the Marmottan Museum, Achilles Rizzoli: Heavenly Hallucinations, Lost Treasures of the Romanovs from the Kremlin Museums, George Bellows, Ringing Thunder: Tomb Treasures of Ancient China, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People

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Steve Brezzo

Private and Group Training with Edge Studio

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Podcasts, Self-Guided Tours

To schedule with Steve call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Experience:

Executive Director

Sotheby's Institute of Art, Director - San Diego Museum of Art, Director - Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach, Ca., Director of Media - United Exhibits Group, Denmark, Consultant - Jim Henson Company, Consultant - National Center for Children and Creativity, Washington, DC, Director of Education - Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, National Education Committee - American Association of Museums, President - California Association of Museums

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production, and selected Orientation Video Production:

Audio Tour Narration, Script Production and selected Orientation Video Production: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, The Art of the Muppets, Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, The Gold of Peru, Between Continents, Between Seas: Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica, The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections, Siqueiros, Dutch and Flemish Masters: Paintings from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, American Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Chinese Export Silver: A Legacy of Luxury, Photographers of the Weimar Republic, Songs of My People: African American Photographers, Oskar Schlemmer, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, Black Sun: The Eyes of Four - Contemporary Japanese Photography, American Women Artists: 1830-1930, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection, The Painter Joaquin Sorolla, California Sculpture, Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective, Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, Faberge Imperial Eggs: From the Forbes Collection and the Kremlin Museums, Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum, Latin American Drawings Today, California Cityscapes, Pacific Parallels: Artists and the Landscape in New Zealand, 1840-1990, The Great Age of Sail: Treasures of the National Maritime Museum, London, The William S. Paley Collection, Helen Frankenthaler, Gold and Grandeur: The Age of the Baroque in Portugal, Egon Schiele, Gauguin and the School of Pont Aven, Discovering Ellis Ruley, Andrew Wyeth - The Helga Paintings, Monet from the Collection of the Marmottan Museum, Achilles Rizzoli: Heavenly Hallucinations, Lost Treasures of the Romanovs from the Kremlin Museums, George Bellows, Ringing Thunder: Tomb Treasures of Ancient China, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People

Alan Schwartz

Alan J Schwartz has over ten years of diversified experience as a voice-over artist. His versatile voice has been heard worldwide in TV and radio commercials, promos, documentaries, animated films, video games, radio imaging, audio books, political campaigns and industrials. He's done national commercial campaigns for Verizon, Yahoo!, Smirnoff Ice and TGI Fridays; and narrated documentaries for Discovery, TLC and A&E. He is also "Alex," the voice of the Mac Operating System, iTunes and the iPod Nano....

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Alan Schwartz

Alan J Schwartz has over ten years of diversified experience as a voice-over artist. His versatile voice has been heard worldwide in TV and radio commercials, promos, documentaries, animated films, video games, radio imaging, audio books, political campaigns and industrials.

He's done national commercial campaigns for Verizon, Yahoo!, Smirnoff Ice and TGI Fridays; and narrated documentaries for Discovery, TLC and A&E. He is also "Alex," the voice of the Mac Operating System, iTunes and the iPod Nano.

Alan Sklar

Alan Sklar has been a freelance voice actor for over eighteen years, voicing radio/TV commercials and VNRs, narrating everything from audiobooks and documentaries to thousands of corporate and medical video projects. If you see a :15 TV spot with a scary deep voiced announcer selling a new murder mystery, ("available wherever books are sold") it's probably A.Sklar. Alan has been recruited to narrate over 100 audiobooks, among them, "A Civil Action" by Jonathan Harr, "Black Hawk Down" by Mark Bowden and the delightful 1898 yachtsman's classic "Sailing Alone Around The World" by Cap'n Joshua Slocum. Other challenging audiobook assignments were, "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" by Thomas Maier and the first Hannibal Lechter novel "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris, both of which earned Alan the prestigious Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine. He narrated eight murder mystery novels by Lawrence Block, including "Enough Rope" (the 900-page mother of all audiobook detective story collections.) Alan has also narrated many of Sikorsky Aircraft's marketing and equipment maintenance videos. When the Generals in The Pentagon watch a video introducing a new Sikorsky helicopter model, you-know-who's doing the talking. NASA, too, produces videos to show The Congress, The White House, and The Pentagon how they are spending taxpayer bucks. Alan was enlisted to narrate several of them. Voiceover work is Alan's second career. For twenty younger years he was a wholesaler distributor of paint and paint specialties in the NY Metro Market. When he and his partners sold the business, it employed 95 people. It was during his "paint period" that he discovered and developed his selling and marketing talents. He has often been overheard confiding that selling is more fun than acting, and often shares his marketing techniques with actors and freelancers in other industries in seminars which he leads. ...

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Alan Sklar

Alan Sklar has been a freelance voice actor for over eighteen years, voicing radio/TV commercials and VNRs, narrating everything from audiobooks and documentaries to thousands of corporate and medical video projects.

If you see a :15 TV spot with a scary deep voiced announcer selling a new murder mystery, ("available wherever books are sold") it's probably A.Sklar.

Alan has been recruited to narrate over 100 audiobooks, among them, "A Civil Action" by Jonathan Harr, "Black Hawk Down" by Mark Bowden and the delightful 1898 yachtsman's classic "Sailing Alone Around The World" by Cap'n Joshua Slocum. Other challenging audiobook assignments were, "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" by Thomas Maier and the first Hannibal Lechter novel "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris, both of which earned Alan the prestigious Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine. He narrated eight murder mystery novels by Lawrence Block, including "Enough Rope" (the 900-page mother of all audiobook detective story collections.)

Alan has also narrated many of Sikorsky Aircraft's marketing and equipment maintenance videos. When the Generals in The Pentagon watch a video introducing a new Sikorsky helicopter model, you-know-who's doing the talking. NASA, too, produces videos to show The Congress, The White House, and The Pentagon how they are spending taxpayer bucks. Alan was enlisted to narrate several of them.

Voiceover work is Alan's second career. For twenty younger years he was a wholesaler distributor of paint and paint specialties in the NY Metro Market. When he and his partners sold the business, it employed 95 people.

It was during his "paint period" that he discovered and developed his selling and marketing talents. He has often been overheard confiding that selling is more fun than acting, and often shares his marketing techniques with actors and freelancers in other industries in seminars which he leads.

Alison Moehnke & Mick Lauer

Mick Lauer is a man who wears many hats: a graphic designer of 10 years, actor, director, producer, and voice over artist. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School he founded The 7th Sign Theatre Company and Orphanage Productions. As an actor, Mick has appeared in numerous independent films, plays, and productions. In early 2009, Mick began training in voice over at Edge Studio's Voice Over Design Group in NYC. Alison Moehnke holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her career has included 5 national tours and 4 international productions and over 40 plays. She can currently be seen this summer touring NYC with The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. In 2008, these two actors living & working in NYC embarked on a mission to create the most professional, effective, personalized web & graphic design materials for every artist. After over a year of industry research, feedback, and technical development, ArtistUpgrade continues to help creative professionals get noticed by creating powerful designs. To learn more about these two, visit: www.ArtistUpgrade.com ...

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Alison Moehnke & Mick Lauer

Mick Lauer is a man who wears many hats: a graphic designer of 10 years, actor, director, producer, and voice over artist. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School he founded The 7th Sign Theatre Company and Orphanage Productions. As an actor, Mick has appeared in numerous independent films, plays, and productions. In early 2009, Mick began training in voice over at Edge Studio's Voice Over Design Group in NYC.

Alison Moehnke holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her career has included 5 national tours and 4 international productions and over 40 plays. She can currently be seen this summer touring NYC with The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.

In 2008, these two actors living & working in NYC embarked on a mission to create the most professional, effective, personalized web & graphic design materials for every artist. After over a year of industry research, feedback, and technical development, ArtistUpgrade continues to help creative professionals get noticed by creating powerful designs. To learn more about these two, visit: www.ArtistUpgrade.com

Chris Young

Chris Young began his music career at Enterprise Studios in Burbank, CA. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Audio Production from Ohio University, Chris continued his education at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. From there he immediately began working at Enterprise Studios, cranking out the hits for such artists as Kanye West, DMX, Lil Kim, Toni Braxton, Lionel Ritchie, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Velvet Revolver, and A Perfect Circle. He learned from some of the best engineers in the business, including Dave Pensado, Andy Wallace, Segal, and Manny Marroquin. He has also worked at many Los Angeles studios including Pacifique, Record Plant, Encore, Ameraycan, Mad Dog, and Paramount. Chris's years in the studio give him a unique perspective that many cannot offer: he understands the voice over business is shifting to home recording and bedroom studios, and can design a recording system for virtually any budget. If you are looking for Grammy-winning sound at any budget level, Chris is the guy to talk to. ...

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Chris Young

Chris Young began his music career at Enterprise Studios in Burbank, CA. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Audio Production from Ohio University, Chris continued his education at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ.

From there he immediately began working at Enterprise Studios, cranking out the hits for such artists as Kanye West, DMX, Lil Kim, Toni Braxton, Lionel Ritchie, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, Velvet Revolver, and A Perfect Circle. He learned from some of the best engineers in the business, including Dave Pensado, Andy Wallace, Segal, and Manny Marroquin. He has also worked at many Los Angeles studios including Pacifique, Record Plant, Encore, Ameraycan, Mad Dog, and Paramount.

Chris's years in the studio give him a unique perspective that many cannot offer: he understands the voice over business is shifting to home recording and bedroom studios, and can design a recording system for virtually any budget. If you are looking for Grammy-winning sound at any budget level, Chris is the guy to talk to.

Colleen Brown

"Versatile," "directable," and "very professional," all come to mind when describing voiceover talent Colleen Brown. Colleen's versatility keeps her in constant demand for projects ranging from long-form and corporate narrations, to on-line training, messages-on-hold, promos, in-store announcements, documentaries, character work, children's tutorial programs and, of course, commercials. Medical voiceovers are Colleen's specialty (her "other life" as a freelance medical editor and writer means that she not only can pronounce those awful words, but actually understands what's going on!) Clients include Conair Corporation, IBM, Boehringer-Ingleheim, Bayer, Pharmacia & Upjohn, People Magazine, Pfizer, Tiffany & Co, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Sheraton Hotels, McGraw-Hill, Morningstar Farms, Ragu, Progresso, Drexel Heritage, Kraft Foods, Jet Blue, Hershey's, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Revlon. Colleen is looking forward to giving newcomers a helping hand in the industry. ...

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Colleen Brown

"Versatile," "directable," and "very professional," all come to mind when describing voiceover talent Colleen Brown.

Colleen's versatility keeps her in constant demand for projects ranging from long-form and corporate narrations, to on-line training, messages-on-hold, promos, in-store announcements, documentaries, character work, children's tutorial programs and, of course, commercials. Medical voiceovers are Colleen's specialty (her "other life" as a freelance medical editor and writer means that she not only can pronounce those awful words, but actually understands what's going on!)

Clients include Conair Corporation, IBM, Boehringer-Ingleheim, Bayer, Pharmacia & Upjohn, People Magazine, Pfizer, Tiffany & Co, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Sheraton Hotels, McGraw-Hill, Morningstar Farms, Ragu, Progresso, Drexel Heritage, Kraft Foods, Jet Blue, Hershey's, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Revlon.

Colleen is looking forward to giving newcomers a helping hand in the industry.

Colleen Wainwright

Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-illuminator who started calling herself "the communicatrix" when she hit three hyphens. She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 acting in them for cash money. Since deciding she'd blow her brains out if she had to sit through one more meeting about which way the bears danced around the cereal box, Colleen spends her time teaching other creative souls how to talk about what they do in a way that wins them attention, work and satisfaction. ...

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Colleen Wainwright

Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-illuminator who started calling herself "the communicatrix" when she hit three hyphens.

She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 acting in them for cash money. Since deciding she'd blow her brains out if she had to sit through one more meeting about which way the bears danced around the cereal box, Colleen spends her time teaching other creative souls how to talk about what they do in a way that wins them attention, work and satisfaction.

Dave Immer

Dave Immer, a pioneer in the use and promotion of ISDN for live production audio applications, was among the first professional audio users in New York City to embrace this emerging technology in the early 1990s. Prior to then, Immer was active as a jingle composer/arranger/singer/engineer working at major NY advertising music production houses Lucas/McFaul, JSM and Sutcliffe Music. Dave owns and operates DIGIFON, a company that provides Live Audio Networking services, equipment and tech support to ISDN and IP users. A wide range of clients are served, from voiceover artists with home studios to agencies like McCann, DDB and Saatchi to Warner Bros. Burbank and Post Production facilities everywhere. ...

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Dave Immer

Dave Immer, a pioneer in the use and promotion of ISDN for live production audio applications, was among the first professional audio users in New York City to embrace this emerging technology in the early 1990s. Prior to then, Immer was active as a jingle composer/arranger/singer/engineer working at major NY advertising music production houses Lucas/McFaul, JSM and Sutcliffe Music.

Dave owns and operates DIGIFON, a company that provides Live Audio Networking services, equipment and tech support to ISDN and IP users. A wide range of clients are served, from voiceover artists with home studios to agencies like McCann, DDB and Saatchi to Warner Bros. Burbank and Post Production facilities everywhere.

David Ciccarelli

David Ciccarelli, Chief Executive Officer. As the founder of Voices.com, David offers management experience as well as a clear vision the company's future. Currently, David oversees infrastructure maintenance, infrastructure development, and web application development. David was nominated for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Business Development Bank of Canada and has also presented Voices.com as a New Voices winner at DigiFest, an award recognizing Voices.com as an industry leader who provides digital media products and innovations that contribute to Canada's economic and cultural future. In 2000, David graduated from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology with an Honor's Degree in Audio Technology. ...

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David Ciccarelli

David Ciccarelli, Chief Executive Officer. As the founder of Voices.com, David offers management experience as well as a clear vision the company's future. Currently, David oversees infrastructure maintenance, infrastructure development, and web application development. David was nominated for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Business Development Bank of Canada and has also presented Voices.com as a New Voices winner at DigiFest, an award recognizing Voices.com as an industry leader who provides digital media products and innovations that contribute to Canada's economic and cultural future. In 2000, David graduated from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology with an Honor's Degree in Audio Technology.

David Kaplan

David Kaplan is a voice actor who "works the Internet like nobody's business as a tool to grow" his career. His Voice On The Run brand appropriately describes his talent and the technology he has developed to serve clients like Dominos Pizza, Deep Impact Boats, and Samson "from any place, any time." As he describes it: "I started recording myself and playing around with audio at age 7 with a Webcor cassette recorder given to me by my dad. I was hooked from the start, but lost my way as I studied broadcasting at Long Island (NY) University and became a technical director for Sports Channel. "The long and short of it is that I was always being asked to do voice work in a pinch, but I never took it seriously until a few years ago when a fire began to burn in my belly that told me this is all I ever really wanted to do." ...

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David Kaplan

David Kaplan is a voice actor who "works the Internet like nobody's business as a tool to grow" his career. His Voice On The Run brand appropriately describes his talent and the technology he has developed to serve clients like Dominos Pizza, Deep Impact Boats, and Samson "from any place, any time."

As he describes it:

"I started recording myself and playing around with audio at age 7 with a Webcor cassette recorder given to me by my dad. I was hooked from the start, but lost my way as I studied broadcasting at Long Island (NY) University and became a technical director for Sports Channel.

"The long and short of it is that I was always being asked to do voice work in a pinch, but I never took it seriously until a few years ago when a fire began to burn in my belly that told me this is all I ever really wanted to do."

David Mikautadze

David Mikautadze has been a musician and composer for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he earned degrees in Film Scoring and Composition. Upon graduating Berklee he moved to NY and began composing music for TV/Radio Ads, video games, and Indy films. In 2003 he was recruited by Sweetwater Sound where he currently works as the Senior Sales Engineer. Recently, David has accepted a position as adjunct professor at Indiana Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) where he will teach classes on computer based recording, composition, and orchestration. David composes music in all styles and genres out of his home studio. He spends his free time reading, playing chess, and meditating. ...

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David Mikautadze

David Mikautadze has been a musician and composer for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he earned degrees in Film Scoring and Composition. Upon graduating Berklee he moved to NY and began composing music for TV/Radio Ads, video games, and Indy films.

In 2003 he was recruited by Sweetwater Sound where he currently works as the Senior Sales Engineer. Recently, David has accepted a position as adjunct professor at Indiana Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) where he will teach classes on computer based recording, composition, and orchestration.

David composes music in all styles and genres out of his home studio. He spends his free time reading, playing chess, and meditating.

Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner is one of America's most popular and versatile audiobook narrators. He began his career in 1981 when he joined the staff of the "Talking Book" program at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Since then he has recorded (under his own name and as "Alexander Adams" and "Tom Parker") over 650 commercial audiobook titles for such companies as Books On Tape, Recorded Books, Blackstone Audio, Random House Audio, Time Warner, Harper Audio, Listen & Live, Audio Renaissance, Audio Partners, McGraw-Hill Audio, Hovel Audio, and numerous others. In 1999 AudioFile, America's leading journal of audiobook news and reviews, named Grover one of the "Best Voices of the Century," and now includes him in their annual "Golden Voices" roundup of top narration talent. Winner of over twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, he is also the recipient of an Audio Publishers Association Audie Award, as well as a three-time finalist. Publishers Weekly named him "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2005. His notable recordings include John Irving's The Cider House Rules, Shelby Foote's three-volume The Civil War, all eleven volumes of Will Durant's The Story of Civilization, and Terry Brook's novelization of George Lucas' Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In addition to his audiobook work, Grover has at various times been a professional actor, director and teacher. Since 1985 he has been a member of Washington, D.C.'s nationally-renowned Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He served as Resident Director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, Md. from 1995 to 2003. He is active in educational theater, directing student productions for local colleges and universities and teaching graduate-level courses in acting and voice-over work. He also conducted professional audiobook narration workshops through Edge Studio in New York City from 2002 to 2006. Currently he is Studio Director for Blackstone Audio in Ashland, Oregon. Grover grew up in Sewickley, Pa. and attended high school in Brussels, Belgium. He studied Theater and Art History at Rollins College in Florida and received a Master's degree in Acting from George Washington University. He currently lives in Medford, Oregon with his "significant other," Tanya Perez, who runs her own audiobook proofing and research service. They have a daughter, Alicia Beth Gardner, born April 15th, 2003 and lovingly referred to as "our little tax deduction." ...

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Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner is one of America's most popular and versatile audiobook narrators. He began his career in 1981 when he joined the staff of the "Talking Book" program at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Since then he has recorded (under his own name and as "Alexander Adams" and "Tom Parker") over 650 commercial audiobook titles for such companies as Books On Tape, Recorded Books, Blackstone Audio, Random House Audio, Time Warner, Harper Audio, Listen & Live, Audio Renaissance, Audio Partners, McGraw-Hill Audio, Hovel Audio, and numerous others. In 1999 AudioFile, America's leading journal of audiobook news and reviews, named Grover one of the "Best Voices of the Century," and now includes him in their annual "Golden Voices" roundup of top narration talent. Winner of over twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, he is also the recipient of an Audio Publishers Association Audie Award, as well as a three-time finalist. Publishers Weekly named him "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2005. His notable recordings include John Irving's The Cider House Rules, Shelby Foote's three-volume The Civil War, all eleven volumes of Will Durant's The Story of Civilization, and Terry Brook's novelization of George Lucas' Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

In addition to his audiobook work, Grover has at various times been a professional actor, director and teacher. Since 1985 he has been a member of Washington, D.C.'s nationally-renowned Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He served as Resident Director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, Md. from 1995 to 2003. He is active in educational theater, directing student productions for local colleges and universities and teaching graduate-level courses in acting and voice-over work. He also conducted professional audiobook narration workshops through Edge Studio in New York City from 2002 to 2006. Currently he is Studio Director for Blackstone Audio in Ashland, Oregon.

Grover grew up in Sewickley, Pa. and attended high school in Brussels, Belgium. He studied Theater and Art History at Rollins College in Florida and received a Master's degree in Acting from George Washington University. He currently lives in Medford, Oregon with his "significant other," Tanya Perez, who runs her own audiobook proofing and research service. They have a daughter, Alicia Beth Gardner, born April 15th, 2003 and lovingly referred to as "our little tax deduction."

Guy Coleman

Guy Coleman; Marketing Director, VocalBooth.com, Inc. Guy serves as Director of Sales & Marketing for VocalBooth.com, Inc. where he has senior responsibility for the firm's brand marketing and sales. He has worked with voice actors, voiceover artists, Grammy-winning record producers and artists as well as, broadcasters in this capacity. He has three decades of marketing, sales, and management experience in consumer products and services. VocalBooth is active with the VOICE 2008 and VOICE 2010 Conference & Expo and provides a working VocalBooth at the show for attendees to try out and to complete work in while they are attending the show. Guy and his team provide consultative services for the purpose of determining the best solutions for artists at all levels. ...

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Guy Coleman

Guy Coleman; Marketing Director, VocalBooth.com, Inc.

Guy serves as Director of Sales & Marketing for VocalBooth.com, Inc. where he has senior responsibility for the firm's brand marketing and sales. He has worked with voice actors, voiceover artists, Grammy-winning record producers and artists as well as, broadcasters in this capacity. He has three decades of marketing, sales, and management experience in consumer products and services.

VocalBooth is active with the VOICE 2008 and VOICE 2010 Conference & Expo and provides a working VocalBooth at the show for attendees to try out and to complete work in while they are attending the show.

Guy and his team provide consultative services for the purpose of determining the best solutions for artists at all levels.

Jimmy Hodson

Jimmy Hodson is TV promo/Narration/Movie Trailer/Commercial/Announcer voice in Los Angeles who started off in voiceover way back in 1980. He started in radio in LA and then created and hosted two national music video shows and directed music videos and documentaries in 33 countries all over the world while doing voiceover all along. Jimmy was a correspondent on ESPN's "Hockey Player Magazine", and was announcer and comedy cast member on Magic Johnson's late night talk show on FOX. He's appeared in numerous TV shows and movies such as "Touched by an Angel" and "Volcano", has been the announcer on Divorce Court for 11 seasons since 1999, and is the voice of thousands of commercials, shows, specials, promos, trailers, industrials, podcasts, you name it. He's narrated long form shows for movie DVD's like Road To Perdition and SWAT, and series and specials for National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery, SPEED, Fine Living and ESPN. He's also one of the voices of Fox Sports, FSN College Football Saturday, National Geographic Channel, and has been the signature voice of Fox Soccer Channel since 2005 and is oddly enough, as a non-Spanish speaker, does English promos on Telemundo and Fox Sports en Espanol and has does promos in Spanish for Fox Latin America. Jim's oldest friend is Scott Rummell, one of the top 2 movie trailer/promo voices in the world. And Jim is represented by the legendary TishermanGMD Agency which was launched to manage the career of the trailer icon Don La Fontaine who recently passed away. Jimmy has a state of the art home ISDN studio in the LA/Malibu area where he is insulated from swine flu exposure and lives with his wife Sonya and 2 great kids. ...

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Jimmy Hodson

Jimmy Hodson is TV promo/Narration/Movie Trailer/Commercial/Announcer voice in Los Angeles who started off in voiceover way back in 1980.

He started in radio in LA and then created and hosted two national music video shows and directed music videos and documentaries in 33 countries all over the world while doing voiceover all along. Jimmy was a correspondent on ESPN's "Hockey Player Magazine", and was announcer and comedy cast member on Magic Johnson's late night talk show on FOX. He's appeared in numerous TV shows and movies such as "Touched by an Angel" and "Volcano", has been the announcer on Divorce Court for 11 seasons since 1999, and is the voice of thousands of commercials, shows, specials, promos, trailers, industrials, podcasts, you name it.

He's narrated long form shows for movie DVD's like Road To Perdition and SWAT, and series and specials for National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery, SPEED, Fine Living and ESPN. He's also one of the voices of Fox Sports, FSN College Football Saturday, National Geographic Channel, and has been the signature voice of Fox Soccer Channel since 2005 and is oddly enough, as a non-Spanish speaker, does English promos on Telemundo and Fox Sports en Espanol and has does promos in Spanish for Fox Latin America.

Jim's oldest friend is Scott Rummell, one of the top 2 movie trailer/promo voices in the world. And Jim is represented by the legendary TishermanGMD Agency which was launched to manage the career of the trailer icon Don La Fontaine who recently passed away. Jimmy has a state of the art home ISDN studio in the LA/Malibu area where he is insulated from swine flu exposure and lives with his wife Sonya and 2 great kids.

Joan Franzino

"Mr. Franzino, Joanie talks too much in class."...a common phrase said by school teachers. And now...aren't we glad? Joan Franzino started her career in acting and comedy improv in 1994 at a tiny radio station in Westport, Connecticut. Her first real voice-over was a national TV spot for Consumer Reports Magazine in 1995. Her credits now include Sharp, Finesse Shampoo, Dove Soap, Diet Pepsi, N'Sync / Nabisco, Nyquil, 10-10-566, Progresso, Motorola, Cohen's Fashion Optical, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Pediacare, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa / Disney…and others. Though her smooth, clear, upbeat sound is what clients like most of all, they also become addicted to her characters! She's been "Cosmo the Dog" for Imaginarium Toy Stores, "Mother Goose" for Hasbro's Mother Goose Sings Nursery Rhyme Songs Game (2003), and "Wanda" for the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority. Joan is a master of the at-home studio, as she's done 60% of her voice work from it since 1997. Joan is also the Morning Show News Anchor and Sidekick at Westchester, New York's number one station, WFAS-FM (103.9 & 106.3). She's also the Midday DJ at WFAS-AM (1230) but uses the name Gina Lewis. And lastly, she's performed loads of comedy improv in New York City, does on-camera news and commercial work, practices Tai Chi, is big on family, and has a fat cat named Spanky who she loves to death. ...

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Joan Franzino

"Mr. Franzino, Joanie talks too much in class."...a common phrase said by school teachers. And now...aren't we glad?

Joan Franzino started her career in acting and comedy improv in 1994 at a tiny radio station in Westport, Connecticut. Her first real voice-over was a national TV spot for Consumer Reports Magazine in 1995. Her credits now include Sharp, Finesse Shampoo, Dove Soap, Diet Pepsi, N'Sync / Nabisco, Nyquil, 10-10-566, Progresso, Motorola, Cohen's Fashion Optical, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Pediacare, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa / Disney…and others. Though her smooth, clear, upbeat sound is what clients like most of all, they also become addicted to her characters! She's been "Cosmo the Dog" for Imaginarium Toy Stores, "Mother Goose" for Hasbro's Mother Goose Sings Nursery Rhyme Songs Game (2003), and "Wanda" for the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority.

Joan is a master of the at-home studio, as she's done 60% of her voice work from it since 1997.

Joan is also the Morning Show News Anchor and Sidekick at Westchester, New York's number one station, WFAS-FM (103.9 & 106.3). She's also the Midday DJ at WFAS-AM (1230) but uses the name Gina Lewis.

And lastly, she's performed loads of comedy improv in New York City, does on-camera news and commercial work, practices Tai Chi, is big on family, and has a fat cat named Spanky who she loves to death.

Joel Haberli

Joel Haberli got started in the business of voice over because he was a radio junkie as a child... listening to AM powerhouse WLS Chicago practically every day from 1963 to 1972. After high school, Joel joined the US Army where, as a briefing aide to the Commanding General of the Army Security Agency, he ran a sound booth and learned to edit audio tape and use a mixer. Released in 1975, he honed his skills by writing and voicing commercials and promos for bigger and better radio stations. He then began working with some of the finest nonunion voice talent in the country, producing and directing many award winning radio spots, narrations, and TV audio tracks, as well as voicing bigger projects himself. And soon, he began teaching aspiring voice talent to do the same. Since 1994 he has worked exclusively as a freelance voice talent, and can be heard on commercials for Wendy's, Walmart, Gillette, McDonald's, Dupont, Sherwin-Williams, and narrations for Animal Planet, Sentara Health Systems, Cigna Insurance, Louisiana State Parks, and the University of Utah Genome Project. Joel thinks this is the best job in the world. ...

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Joel Haberli

Joel Haberli got started in the business of voice over because he was a radio junkie as a child... listening to AM powerhouse WLS Chicago practically every day from 1963 to 1972.

After high school, Joel joined the US Army where, as a briefing aide to the Commanding General of the Army Security Agency, he ran a sound booth and learned to edit audio tape and use a mixer. Released in 1975, he honed his skills by writing and voicing commercials and promos for bigger and better radio stations. He then began working with some of the finest nonunion voice talent in the country, producing and directing many award winning radio spots, narrations, and TV audio tracks, as well as voicing bigger projects himself. And soon, he began teaching aspiring voice talent to do the same.

Since 1994 he has worked exclusively as a freelance voice talent, and can be heard on commercials for Wendy's, Walmart, Gillette, McDonald's, Dupont, Sherwin-Williams, and narrations for Animal Planet, Sentara Health Systems, Cigna Insurance, Louisiana State Parks, and the University of Utah Genome Project.

Joel thinks this is the best job in the world.

June Walker

JUNE WALKER, A TAX CONSULTANT WITH SASS AND SOUL Upfront. . . irreverent. . . flexible. . . that's what indies say about June Walker. June Walker is a tax and financial advisor to solo entrepreneurs worldwide. In her own practice since 1979, she is also a speaker and writer. Self-Employed Tax Solutions is her first book and she has written for and been expert commentator for numerous publications including BusinessWeek magazine and Entrepreneur. June is an advocate of simplicity, order, and ease in understanding a tax system that is complex, confusing and often unfair to independent professionals, whom she calls indies. To learn more and to receive a complimentary List of Typical and Unusual Self-Employed Business Expenses please visit here. You can learn more about June at http://junewalkeronline.com . ...

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June Walker

JUNE WALKER, A TAX CONSULTANT WITH SASS AND SOUL

Upfront. . . irreverent. . . flexible. . . that's what indies say about June Walker.

June Walker is a tax and financial advisor to solo entrepreneurs worldwide. In her own practice since 1979, she is also a speaker and writer. Self-Employed Tax Solutions is her first book and she has written for and been expert commentator for numerous publications including BusinessWeek magazine and Entrepreneur.

June is an advocate of simplicity, order, and ease in understanding a tax system that is complex, confusing and often unfair to independent professionals, whom she calls indies. To learn more and to receive a complimentary List of Typical and Unusual Self-Employed Business Expenses please visit here.

You can learn more about June at http://junewalkeronline.com .

Marty Moran

Marty Moran began his professional broadcasting career in 1984 working as a DJ and Production Director at WKPE-FM on Cape Cod. In 1986, he joined the production department at WXKS-FM in Boston, MA as a writer, producer and announcer. In 1987 he relocated to Hartford, CT to become the Production Director at WKSS-FM, working to create award-winning radio commercials (displayed at the Francis W. Hatch awards in Boston), promos, hilarious parody songs and morning show bits. Marty eventually became the Creative Services Director at WHCN-FM. While there, he also hosted "The Comedy Zone" and won the Hartford Radio Broadcasters Association's "Why Radio?" production competition. In 1999, he left the radio industry to work as a full-time voice over artist and commercial actor. His voice has been featured on hundreds of projects, including McDonald's McGriddles, Compaq, Mobil 1 Oil, 1-800-Flowers, TGI Fridays and Microsoft. Some of his character voices can be heard on toys like Yahtzee Turbo, TV Whack-A-Mole and Tickle Toes. Currently, Marty appears in TV commercials for Papa John's Pizza, Carmax and The New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Marty's professional goals include landing a voiceover gig on "The Simpsons" and performing on-stage with The Beach Boys. Marty enjoys sailing and performing as a singer & bass guitarist in The Nifty Fifties Band. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Susan and their cats Henry and June. ...

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Marty Moran

Marty Moran began his professional broadcasting career in 1984 working as a DJ and Production Director at WKPE-FM on Cape Cod. In 1986, he joined the production department at WXKS-FM in Boston, MA as a writer, producer and announcer. In 1987 he relocated to Hartford, CT to become the Production Director at WKSS-FM, working to create award-winning radio commercials (displayed at the Francis W. Hatch awards in Boston), promos, hilarious parody songs and morning show bits. Marty eventually became the Creative Services Director at WHCN-FM. While there, he also hosted "The Comedy Zone" and won the Hartford Radio Broadcasters Association's "Why Radio?" production competition.

In 1999, he left the radio industry to work as a full-time voice over artist and commercial actor.

His voice has been featured on hundreds of projects, including McDonald's McGriddles, Compaq, Mobil 1 Oil, 1-800-Flowers, TGI Fridays and Microsoft. Some of his character voices can be heard on toys like Yahtzee Turbo, TV Whack-A-Mole and Tickle Toes. Currently, Marty appears in TV commercials for Papa John's Pizza, Carmax and The New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Marty's professional goals include landing a voiceover gig on "The Simpsons" and performing on-stage with The Beach Boys.

Marty enjoys sailing and performing as a singer & bass guitarist in The Nifty Fifties Band. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Susan and their cats Henry and June.

Nadette Stasa

Nadette Stasa is a freelance casting director who works with New York's top commercial casting offices including Strickman-Ripps Casting, Martine Casting, Toni Roberts Casting, Donald Case Casting, Foreground, Inc. and more. She has also run New York voice casting sessions for Maura Tighe Casting. Nadette was the casting director and voice director for Cartoon Network's animated pilot, "Welcome to Eltingville." She has more than 15 years of experience as a casting director, and 12 years of experience coaching and teaching on-camera and voice-over commercial acting, as well as improv. In addition to her casting work, Nadette is an experienced on-camera commercial and voice-over actor. She has been seen and heard in network spots for Unisom, Gas-X, Kleenex and Jenny Craig. Nadette has voiced several animation projects, including "Science Court" and pilots for Noggin and SFS Productions and currently can be heard as the voice of "Jammie" on HBO's Family Jam. ...

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Nadette Stasa

Nadette Stasa is a freelance casting director who works with New York's top commercial casting offices including Strickman-Ripps Casting, Martine Casting, Toni Roberts Casting, Donald Case Casting, Foreground, Inc. and more. She has also run New York voice casting sessions for Maura Tighe Casting. Nadette was the casting director and voice director for Cartoon Network's animated pilot, "Welcome to Eltingville."

She has more than 15 years of experience as a casting director, and 12 years of experience coaching and teaching on-camera and voice-over commercial acting, as well as improv.

In addition to her casting work, Nadette is an experienced on-camera commercial and voice-over actor. She has been seen and heard in network spots for Unisom, Gas-X, Kleenex and Jenny Craig. Nadette has voiced several animation projects, including "Science Court" and pilots for Noggin and SFS Productions and currently can be heard as the voice of "Jammie" on HBO's Family Jam.

Randall Rensch

When he was fresh out of college, Randy aspired to be a personality DJ ... just as that radio genre was going out of style. So he became a radio copywriter, acting in many of the spots he wrote and produced. (He learned a lot about voice acting from his co-worker Bob Dorian, a trained actor who himself went on to a noteworthy career as host of American Movie Classics and then a variety of acting engagements.) Since his radio days, Randy has worked on the staffs of several large and small New York ad agencies including Marsteller and McCaffrey & McCall Direct, and has long been established as a freelance copywriter in all marketing communications media. He combines imagination, analysis and a results-oriented viewpoint, and his work has won an Effie. Enjoying the variety and synergy that freelancing offers, Randy has served marketers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to home-based businesses. All in all, he's written for IBM, Sony, Raymond James, SiteSell, Inc., United Technologies, Coca-Cola, Anso nylon, IHOP, and hundreds of other marketers. Freelancing also gives Randy time to return to his roots. He has been updating and expanding his performance abilities at Edge Studio. Randy's advice on copywriting has been quoted online and in several books. Find samples and insights into the nature of advertising by clicking here. ...

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Randall Rensch

When he was fresh out of college, Randy aspired to be a personality DJ ... just as that radio genre was going out of style. So he became a radio copywriter, acting in many of the spots he wrote and produced. (He learned a lot about voice acting from his co-worker Bob Dorian, a trained actor who himself went on to a noteworthy career as host of American Movie Classics and then a variety of acting engagements.)

Since his radio days, Randy has worked on the staffs of several large and small New York ad agencies including Marsteller and McCaffrey & McCall Direct, and has long been established as a freelance copywriter in all marketing communications media. He combines imagination, analysis and a results-oriented viewpoint, and his work has won an Effie. Enjoying the variety and synergy that freelancing offers, Randy has served marketers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to home-based businesses. All in all, he's written for IBM, Sony, Raymond James, SiteSell, Inc., United Technologies, Coca-Cola, Anso nylon, IHOP, and hundreds of other marketers.

Freelancing also gives Randy time to return to his roots. He has been updating and expanding his performance abilities at Edge Studio.

Randy's advice on copywriting has been quoted online and in several books. Find samples and insights into the nature of advertising by clicking here.

Regina Lian Iulo

Regina Iulo is a financial leader who can boost your bottom line. She is Founder and President of Financial Comfort® Inc. Her clients look to her to pull their financial affairs together into a comprehensive and meaningful whole. They want to simplify their lives and free up their time and energy. Regina is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, small business guru and creator of Six Steps to Financial Comfort. She earned her M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University and her B.B.A. in accounting from Pace University. She has been active as a member of the Financial Women's Association (FWA) of New York. Ms. Iulo is a faculty member with Baruch College (CUNY), and has also taught at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). Ms. Iulo brings the keys of money management and financial success to businesses and individuals. She offers over thirty years of expertise gained with corporate giants including Fox Video, Starbucks Coffee and Avon Products. She has consulted for CNN News and New Line Cinema. Her current clients include global mid-market and small businesses as well as internationally renowned artists, authors and celebrities. Regina has been interviewed on radio and the web and quoted in Inc. Magazine and American Express OPEN Network online. Thought-provoking and direct, Ms. Iulo has been a featured speaker and panelist for corporate, industry and university events. World-traveled and decisive, adept at assessing and interpreting data and trends, Ms. Iulo works with you to target your objectives and implement innovative systems and controls to position you and/or your business for long-term financial success. ...

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Regina Lian Iulo

Regina Iulo is a financial leader who can boost your bottom line. She is Founder and President of Financial Comfort® Inc. Her clients look to her to pull their financial affairs together into a comprehensive and meaningful whole. They want to simplify their lives and free up their time and energy.

Regina is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, small business guru and creator of Six Steps to Financial Comfort. She earned her M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University and her B.B.A. in accounting from Pace University. She has been active as a member of the Financial Women's Association (FWA) of New York. Ms. Iulo is a faculty member with Baruch College (CUNY), and has also taught at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY).

Ms. Iulo brings the keys of money management and financial success to businesses and individuals. She offers over thirty years of expertise gained with corporate giants including Fox Video, Starbucks Coffee and Avon Products. She has consulted for CNN News and New Line Cinema.

Her current clients include global mid-market and small businesses as well as internationally renowned artists, authors and celebrities. Regina has been interviewed on radio and the web and quoted in Inc. Magazine and American Express OPEN Network online. Thought-provoking and direct, Ms. Iulo has been a featured speaker and panelist for corporate, industry and university events.

World-traveled and decisive, adept at assessing and interpreting data and trends, Ms. Iulo works with you to target your objectives and implement innovative systems and controls to position you and/or your business for long-term financial success.

Roger King

Roger King is the President of PN Agency which provides voice-over talent to the radio, television, film, multi-media and animation industries. In 2004, he launched a sister agency, Ethnic Voice Talent (EVT), and now represents over 100 voice over talents & translators in more than 15 different languages. ...

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Roger King

Roger King is the President of PN Agency which provides voice-over talent to the radio, television, film, multi-media and animation industries.

In 2004, he launched a sister agency, Ethnic Voice Talent (EVT), and now represents over 100 voice over talents & translators in more than 15 different languages.

Sam Chwat

Sam Chwat, known as The Speech Therapist to the Stars, has for thirty years directed New York Speech Improvement Services, the nation's largest company of licensed speech therapists specializing in Accent Elimination, Standard American (nonregional) Speech, and Professional Speech and Voice Improvement. His clients have included Oscar-winning and -nominated stars such as Robert DeNiro, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Hudson, Ryan Gosling, Kerry Washington, Olympia Dukakis, Willem Dafoe, Richard Gere, Abigail Breslin and Marcia Gay Harden, as well as Jude Law, Kathleen Turner, Tony Danza, Vincent Donofrio, Taye Diggs, Jessica Alba, Kim Cattrall, Vanessa Hudgens, Isabella Rossellini and many others. He has worked all over the world, on wellknown movies and scores of TV commericals. Mr Chwat is well known for his simple and effective, short term approaches to speech improvement. His work has been career changing for actors who have wanted to escape the stigma and stereotype of accents, as well as for actors seeking to perfect their roles with the nuances of their character's precise accent. He has authored the 4-CD and 272-page book, The Speakup! Program in Accent Elimination, which has sold 25,000 copies in 20 years. Tonight he will answer your questions about acquiring or eliminating your accent in order to make you more attractive on the job market and to help you showcase your talents without the encumbrance of an accent or vocal flaw. ...

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Sam Chwat

Sam Chwat, known as The Speech Therapist to the Stars, has for thirty years directed New York Speech Improvement Services, the nation's largest company of licensed speech therapists specializing in Accent Elimination, Standard American (nonregional) Speech, and Professional Speech and Voice Improvement.

His clients have included Oscar-winning and -nominated stars such as Robert DeNiro, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Hudson, Ryan Gosling, Kerry Washington, Olympia Dukakis, Willem Dafoe, Richard Gere, Abigail Breslin and Marcia Gay Harden, as well as Jude Law, Kathleen Turner, Tony Danza, Vincent Donofrio, Taye Diggs, Jessica Alba, Kim Cattrall, Vanessa Hudgens, Isabella Rossellini and many others. He has worked all over the world, on wellknown movies and scores of TV commericals.

Mr Chwat is well known for his simple and effective, short term approaches to speech improvement. His work has been career changing for actors who have wanted to escape the stigma and stereotype of accents, as well as for actors seeking to perfect their roles with the nuances of their character's precise accent.

He has authored the 4-CD and 272-page book, The Speakup! Program in Accent Elimination, which has sold 25,000 copies in 20 years.

Tonight he will answer your questions about acquiring or eliminating your accent in order to make you more attractive on the job market and to help you showcase your talents without the encumbrance of an accent or vocal flaw.

Dr. Scott Kessler

Dr. Scott Kessler is an Otolaryngologist in private solo practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan specializing in the care of the Professional Voice, as well as general Ear, Nose and throat conditions. His patients include a wide variety of performing artists ranging from students to celebrity recording artists, singers from Broadway, opera, cabaret, radio and television personalities, clergy, and others who rely upon their voices professionally. Dr. Kessler received his M.D. at Mt. Sinai Medical School, and following an internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri completed his Otolaryngology residence at Mt. Sinai Hospital Center in New York. He has remained on the attending staff at Mr. Sinai for the past 30 years. He is recognized as a prominent expert in the field of Performing Arts Medicine and Professional Voice Care. He has lectured internationally and locally at various voice conferences and at performing arts schools. Dr. Kessler is also highly regarded for his work as a medical illustrator, having had his drawings published in hundreds of journal articles and several textbooks and atlases. He also paints large abstract work in acrylics. ...

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Dr. Scott Kessler

Dr. Scott Kessler is an Otolaryngologist in private solo practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan specializing in the care of the Professional Voice, as well as general Ear, Nose and throat conditions. His patients include a wide variety of performing artists ranging from students to celebrity recording artists, singers from Broadway, opera, cabaret, radio and television personalities, clergy, and others who rely upon their voices professionally.

Dr. Kessler received his M.D. at Mt. Sinai Medical School, and following an internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri completed his Otolaryngology residence at Mt. Sinai Hospital Center in New York. He has remained on the attending staff at Mr. Sinai for the past 30 years. He is recognized as a prominent expert in the field of Performing Arts Medicine and Professional Voice Care. He has lectured internationally and locally at various voice conferences and at performing arts schools.

Dr. Kessler is also highly regarded for his work as a medical illustrator, having had his drawings published in hundreds of journal articles and several textbooks and atlases. He also paints large abstract work in acrylics.

Stevie Vallance

Three time Emmy Nominee, One-time Emmy Award Winner, Animation Voice Director (Madeline, 02), Stevie Vallance, stresses the importance of character development above all. "An animation voice actor must be multi-voiced with a repertoire of original, juicy, vibrant 3-Dimensional characters that lift the picture off the page." With the trend in visual / audio production moving rapidly towards ANIMATION and commercial voice over (multimedia games, web sites, digital broadcasting), Stevie's 'fall-on-your-butt' techniques prove that making brilliant creative choices comes from 'heart and soul' and that the 'mistakes' are what give birth to the brilliance that will land YOU the part. Her FUN, fast-paced style makes Stevie one of Canada's most sought-after teachers. Stevie earned the moniker 'Cartoon Queen' for her prolific work infusing life and personality into characters on thousands of animated productions including 'Mouse' on Reboot, 'Spydra' on Inspector Gadget, 'Share Bear' on the Carebear movies, 'Dixie' on Donkey Kong Country, 'Natsuko Fuji' on Inuyasha, 'Gnat' on Creepie and 'Tigrerra' on Bakugan. In 2002, she received an EMMY Award for directing the dialogue and music for the beloved Disney classic, MADELINE, for which she also portrayed the voices of 'Miss Clavel' and 'Genevive'. Stevie served as Voice Director on Teletoon's hit show Best Ed, while voice producing 2007 Emmy Nominee Growing Up Creepie. Having just returned from Los Angeles where she cast and directed Young Dr. Dolittle, an animated feature staring Tom Kenney (Sponge Bob). ...

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Stevie Vallance

Three time Emmy Nominee, One-time Emmy Award Winner, Animation Voice Director (Madeline, 02), Stevie Vallance, stresses the importance of character development above all. "An animation voice actor must be multi-voiced with a repertoire of original, juicy, vibrant 3-Dimensional characters that lift the picture off the page."

With the trend in visual / audio production moving rapidly towards ANIMATION and commercial voice over (multimedia games, web sites, digital broadcasting), Stevie's 'fall-on-your-butt' techniques prove that making brilliant creative choices comes from 'heart and soul' and that the 'mistakes' are what give birth to the brilliance that will land YOU the part. Her FUN, fast-paced style makes Stevie one of Canada's most sought-after teachers.

Stevie earned the moniker 'Cartoon Queen' for her prolific work infusing life and personality into characters on thousands of animated productions including 'Mouse' on Reboot, 'Spydra' on Inspector Gadget, 'Share Bear' on the Carebear movies, 'Dixie' on Donkey Kong Country, 'Natsuko Fuji' on Inuyasha, 'Gnat' on Creepie and 'Tigrerra' on Bakugan. In 2002, she received an EMMY Award for directing the dialogue and music for the beloved Disney classic, MADELINE, for which she also portrayed the voices of 'Miss Clavel' and 'Genevive'. Stevie served as Voice Director on Teletoon's hit show Best Ed, while voice producing 2007 Emmy Nominee Growing Up Creepie. Having just returned from Los Angeles where she cast and directed Young Dr. Dolittle, an animated feature staring Tom Kenney (Sponge Bob).

Sunday Muse

Sunday Muse is sought after and relied on by top producers and talent agencies for her unique knowledge and customized teaching process. An experienced educator she has taught on the faculties of NYU, The Children's Theatre Company and in Montessori schools in both the US and Canada. Her own numerous voice acting credits include Rolie Polie Olie for Playhouse Disney, Arthur for PBS, the Emmy Nominated Time Warp Trio for Discovery Kids, and Jane and the Dragon for NBC. ...

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Sunday Muse

Sunday Muse is sought after and relied on by top producers and talent agencies for her unique knowledge and customized teaching process. An experienced educator she has taught on the faculties of NYU, The Children's Theatre Company and in Montessori schools in both the US and Canada. Her own numerous voice acting credits include Rolie Polie Olie for Playhouse Disney, Arthur for PBS, the Emmy Nominated Time Warp Trio for Discovery Kids, and Jane and the Dragon for NBC.

Randye Kaye

Randye Kaye began her voice-over career as a way to keep acting while pregnant with her first child - and has been working behind the microphone ever since. Her credits include commercials - Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove - Narrations - Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon - audiobooks, phone systems - Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden - websites, video games, medical narrations - CVS, , Medicare, fibromyalgia management - and live announce events - Effie Awards, Echo Awards. Randye has also voiced many medical scripts, websites and telephony for major clients including hospitals (St, Raphael's in New Haven, Tanner Health systems in Atlanta), pharmaceuticals (Seroquel, Savella), patient care (The Newborn Channel, CVS, caremark.com, Medicare, fibromyalgia management) and e-learning sites (migraine prophylaxis, NAMI). She has also worked as a radio morning personality, and has acted on stage, in improv groups, and in TV/film. And – oh, yeah – she also writes. Her book and audiobook (guess who narrated?), Ben Behind His Voices, were published this fall. She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer. ...

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Randye Kaye

Voice Coach

Location: CT - Fairfield

Coaching Formats: In Studio, Online Checkups, Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Commercial, Corporate Industrial, Medical, Narration, Telephony

Working Knowledge: Audiobook, Unions

To schedule with Randye call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Randye Kaye began her voice-over career as a way to keep acting while pregnant with her first child - and has been working behind the microphone ever since. Her credits include commercials - Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove - Narrations - Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon - audiobooks, phone systems - Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden - websites, video games, medical narrations - CVS, , Medicare, fibromyalgia management - and live announce events - Effie Awards, Echo Awards.

Randye has also voiced many medical scripts, websites and telephony for major clients including hospitals (St, Raphael's in New Haven, Tanner Health systems in Atlanta), pharmaceuticals (Seroquel, Savella), patient care (The Newborn Channel, CVS, caremark.com, Medicare, fibromyalgia management) and e-learning sites (migraine prophylaxis, NAMI).

She has also worked as a radio morning personality, and has acted on stage, in improv groups, and in TV/film. And – oh, yeah – she also writes. Her book and audiobook (guess who narrated?), Ben Behind His Voices, were published this fall.
She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer.

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Steven Lowell

Steven is a voiceover talent born and raised in NYC, with a BA degree in Theatre/Speech from Wagner College. After doing theatre tours and some minor on-camera work, he fully immersed himself into the voiceover industry, while also holding down a handful of jobs with successful companies like Disney and ESPN. In 2007, he was hired at Voice123 to assist in helping voiceover talent get work and to help serve the voiceover community he cares about greatly. From his time at Voice123 Steven has learned that working for a website demands transparency and honesty, which is something he has always been ready to supply in the hopes of making for a better community! It is a pleasure for him to give back!...

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Steven Lowell

Steven is a voiceover talent born and raised in NYC, with a BA degree in Theatre/Speech from Wagner College. After doing theatre tours and some minor on-camera work, he fully immersed himself into the voiceover industry, while also holding down a handful of jobs with successful companies like Disney and ESPN. In 2007, he was hired at Voice123 to assist in helping voiceover talent get work and to help serve the voiceover community he cares about greatly. From his time at Voice123 Steven has learned that working for a website demands transparency and honesty, which is something he has always been ready to supply in the hopes of making for a better community! It is a pleasure for him to give back!

Amy Snively

Los Angeles native Amy Snively brings her experience as a copywriter, actress, animator, and stand-up comic to her career as a voice over artist. She quit her day job to do VO full-time about five years ago. Some of her recent credits include HGTV, Allergan, HP, Kodak, Merck, and Meijer. While she’s always glad to put her comedy chops to work, she spends a lot of her time behind the mic voicing corporate communication projects including technical and medical narrations. “I guess I’m kind of a geek,” she admits. “This stuff just fascinates me. I get paid by check, but sometimes I feel like I should get university credit, too!” Last summer, after realizing the voice over event she really wanted to sign up for didn’t exist yet, she (with the help of many of her voice over colleagues) launched FaffCon: the voiceover unconference. FaffCon 1 took place in Portland, OR last September and was a smash success. FaffCon 2 will be held in Atlanta February 25-27, 2011. FaffCon is a participant-driven, peer-to-peer professional development event for working voice over pros. It’s an Open Space-style unconference marking the first time this format, which has been used successfully in other creative industries for over 20 years, has been brought to the voice over community. ...

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Amy Snively

Los Angeles native Amy Snively brings her experience as a copywriter, actress, animator, and stand-up comic to her career as a voice over artist. She quit her day job to do VO full-time about five years ago. Some of her recent credits include HGTV, Allergan, HP, Kodak, Merck, and Meijer. While she’s always glad to put her comedy chops to work, she spends a lot of her time behind the mic voicing corporate communication projects including technical and medical narrations.

“I guess I’m kind of a geek,” she admits. “This stuff just fascinates me. I get paid by check, but sometimes I feel like I should get university credit, too!”

Last summer, after realizing the voice over event she really wanted to sign up for didn’t exist yet, she (with the help of many of her voice over colleagues) launched FaffCon: the voiceover unconference. FaffCon 1 took place in Portland, OR last September and was a smash success. FaffCon 2 will be held in Atlanta February 25-27, 2011.

FaffCon is a participant-driven, peer-to-peer professional development event for working voice over pros. It’s an Open Space-style unconference marking the first time this format, which has been used successfully in other creative industries for over 20 years, has been brought to the voice over community.

Rob Sciglimpaglia

Born in Stamford, Connecticut and one of three brothers, Robert graduated in 1988 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Robert then graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 1991. He is currently an accomplished actor, voice over artist and practicing attorney who has been chosen by Connecticut magazine as a New England Region and Connecticut “Super Lawyer” for the years 2009 through 2012. Robert hosted a local radio program back in the mid 1990's called "The Law Show", and more recently, hosted a radio show called "Ask the Lawyer" on WICC in Bridgeport. Robert has appeared on National Television numerous times including leading roles as Czar Nicholas II on the History Channel’s “Engineering an Empire: Russia”, “Al Capone” in History Channel’s “MysteryQuest”, 2 episodes of Discovery Channel’s “Most Evil” (Manson and Gangs), a recurring role on A&E’s “Watching the Detectives”, an episode of "Rescue Me", “Maury Povich” and twice in “30 Rock”, an episode of Explorer on the National Geographic Channel where he plays Iran-Contra scandal hostage Tom Sutherland, and most recently on the new ABC series Pan Am. Besides television, he has done numerous film projects in leading or supporting roles, including a film called "The Maltese Murder Mystery" where he played the supporting role of "Tony Figlia", “A Fine Layer of Darkness” which premiered at the HFC Film Festival, where he played the lead role of “Samuel Halford”, independent films called “E:8 Think Tank” and ATT’s “The Hacking Chronicles” where he played the “Lawyer”, “Mind Morgue” and “Demon of Lataran” produced by Legion Films, and a short film called “Il Portiere (The Janitor)” which won the San Marcos Film Festival, where he played the lead role of “The Janitor.” Most recently he performed in a leading role on the films “Home/Sick”, “Destroy” and “Noir Bar”. He has also worked on big name films like “Music and Lyrics”, “Enchanted”, “American Gangster”, “Julie and Julia”, Oscar winning “Man on Wire“ and “Life Before Her Eyes”. Robert has also appeared, or done voice over work, for countless commercials and industrial films. Robert is a member of AFTRA and accredited by SAVOA, (Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists), and serves on the SaVoa Advisory Board. He also had the honor of writing a chapter in the current Fourth Edition of the book, The Art of Voice Acting, written by James Alburger, which is considered by many to be the bible of the voice over industry. He has also written an ebook about Voice Overs and the Law scheduled to be released in 2012. ...

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Rob Sciglimpaglia

Legal Expert

Location: NY - New York City

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Legal

To schedule with Rob call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Born in Stamford, Connecticut and one of three brothers, Robert graduated in 1988 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Robert then graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 1991. He is currently an accomplished actor, voice over artist and practicing attorney who has been chosen by Connecticut magazine as a New England Region and Connecticut “Super Lawyer” for the years 2009 through 2012. Robert hosted a local radio program back in the mid 1990's called "The Law Show", and more recently, hosted a radio show called "Ask the Lawyer" on WICC in Bridgeport.

Robert has appeared on National Television numerous times including leading roles as Czar Nicholas II on the History Channel’s “Engineering an Empire: Russia”, “Al Capone” in History Channel’s “MysteryQuest”, 2 episodes of Discovery Channel’s “Most Evil” (Manson and Gangs), a recurring role on A&E’s “Watching the Detectives”, an episode of "Rescue Me", “Maury Povich” and twice in “30 Rock”, an episode of Explorer on the National Geographic Channel where he plays Iran-Contra scandal hostage Tom Sutherland, and most recently on the new ABC series Pan Am.

Besides television, he has done numerous film projects in leading or supporting roles, including a film called "The Maltese Murder Mystery" where he played the supporting role of "Tony Figlia", “A Fine Layer of Darkness” which premiered at the HFC Film Festival, where he played the lead role of “Samuel Halford”, independent films called “E:8 Think Tank” and ATT’s “The Hacking Chronicles” where he played the “Lawyer”, “Mind Morgue” and “Demon of Lataran” produced by Legion Films, and a short film called “Il Portiere (The Janitor)” which won the San Marcos Film Festival, where he played the lead role of “The Janitor.” Most recently he performed in a leading role on the films “Home/Sick”, “Destroy” and “Noir Bar”. He has also worked on big name films like “Music and Lyrics”, “Enchanted”, “American Gangster”, “Julie and Julia”, Oscar winning “Man on Wire“ and “Life Before Her Eyes”.

Robert has also appeared, or done voice over work, for countless commercials and industrial films. Robert is a member of AFTRA and accredited by SAVOA, (Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists), and serves on the SaVoa Advisory Board. He also had the honor of writing a chapter in the current Fourth Edition of the book, The Art of Voice Acting, written by James Alburger, which is considered by many to be the bible of the voice over industry. He has also written an ebook about Voice Overs and the Law scheduled to be released in 2012.

Dave Courvoisier

Dave Courvoisier is a voice actor, blogger, TV news anchor, renaissance man, perspicacious, itinerant prospector of social media, father and husband. For the last 30 years, Dave has risen in the ranks of local TV, earning Emmy’s for various aspects of reporting, producing, and anchoring. He currently anchors the 5, 6, and 11 o’clock weekday newscasts at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV: KLAS-TV. Dave is a graduate of the prestigious Poynter Institute’s curriculum on “Digital Media Strategies for Today’s Newsroom Managers.” For the better part of the last 10 years Dave has also applied himself to the challenges of a career in voice acting. Early on, Dave chose Social Networks as his primary means of marketing his VO business. That commitment has also led to a new career vector helping others lean the ins and outs of New Media. Dave was a keynote speaker at VOICE2010 on “Making Social Media Work for your VO Business; and is scheduled again in 2012 to speak on “Social Media Secrets”. Dave has also led similar discussions at VO’s “unconference” – FaffCon -- in 2010 and 2011. In addition, Dave has held numerous webinars and teleconferences on the subject of Social Media on VoiceOverXtra, The Voice Acting Academy, and the VoiceOverDirectory. Dave was recently named the most influential VO blogger of 2011, and is the webauthor of SocialMediaVO.com, and VOAToday.com, as well as the administrator for numerous LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter groups aggregating voice actors into online communities. Dave is also the marketing director for CommercialVoices.com, and E-Learningvoices.com, and serves on the advisory board of SaVoa (Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists). ...

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Dave Courvoisier

Social Media Expert

Location:

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Social Media

To schedule with Dave call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Dave Courvoisier is a voice actor, blogger, TV news anchor, renaissance man, perspicacious, itinerant prospector of social media, father and husband.

For the last 30 years, Dave has risen in the ranks of local TV, earning Emmy’s for various aspects of reporting, producing, and anchoring. He currently anchors the 5, 6, and 11 o’clock weekday newscasts at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV: KLAS-TV. Dave is a graduate of the prestigious Poynter Institute’s curriculum on “Digital Media Strategies for Today’s Newsroom Managers.”

For the better part of the last 10 years Dave has also applied himself to the challenges of a career in voice acting. Early on, Dave chose Social Networks as his primary means of marketing his VO business. That commitment has also led to a new career vector helping others lean the ins and outs of New Media.

Dave was a keynote speaker at VOICE2010 on “Making Social Media Work for your VO Business; and is scheduled again in 2012 to speak on “Social Media Secrets”. Dave has also led similar discussions at VO’s “unconference” – FaffCon -- in 2010 and 2011. In addition, Dave has held numerous webinars and teleconferences on the subject of Social Media on VoiceOverXtra, The Voice Acting Academy, and the VoiceOverDirectory.

Dave was recently named the most influential VO blogger of 2011, and is the webauthor of SocialMediaVO.com, and VOAToday.com, as well as the administrator for numerous LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter groups aggregating voice actors into online communities.

Dave is also the marketing director for CommercialVoices.com, and E-Learningvoices.com, and serves on the advisory board of SaVoa (Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists).

Lara Hirner

Lara Marie Hirner has unique skills that help voice-actors please more casting agents, impress more engineers, and book more jobs -- especially long-form narration -- by reducing abusive behaviors and techniques that contribute to vocal fatigue and throat discomfort, training proper coordination of breathing and speaking, decreasing mouth clicks and pops (which save editing time), and maintaining a healthier voice for a more lucrative and sustainable career.

There are definitely compromises voice actors are asked to make - long sessions that are demanding on the voice, certain affects (breathy, gritty, raspy...) that can, long term, damage your voice. Lara helps new and pro voice actors stay in business for longer and/or handle more work per day, by balancing good vocal health with the specific demands of voice over clients.

How? Combining her degrees as a Speech Language Pathologist, her experience as a professional voice actor (credits below), and her breathing techniques as a performance singer (credits below), she is happy to share her experience in the fields of performance, vocal pedagogy and therapeutic treatment with the Edge family to help foster a better understanding of the voice and how to best care for it when your career depends on it!

Lara is currently maintaining practice in Boston, MA. She graduated from Harvard University in June of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as a participant in the Music Department’s Five Year Performance Program for voice. Theater credits include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Cunegonde in Candide.

In concert work, she performs as a frequent soloist with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York City Ballet, the Juilliard Choral Union at Lincoln Center, the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and was featured at the Bernstein Festival Gala Concert at Sanders Theater. She was a 4 year member of the Marble Collegiate Sanctuary choir and continues to perform with her vocal jazz quintet, West Side 5. In workshops, masterclasses, and concert performances, Lara has worked with Jason Robert Brown, Steven Schwartz, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata, Christopher Hogwood, Robert Levin, and Judith Clurman.

In addition to her singing career, Lara has also appeared in several independent films and an animated feature which are currently in production. She maintains an active career as a voice over artist and has recorded three children’s audiobook series for Disney and the Smithsonian institute, and two audiobooks for Random House. She is also the voice of the online dating site, howaboutwe.com and regularly records teleprompts, children educational media and industrials for companies including WebSense, Chase, and EduJoy. She will also greet you on the Edge Studio voicemail system if you are ever calling after hours! She manages her voice over career with the help of Linda Weaver at Access Talent.

Lara currently holds Masters Degree Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia Teachers College and now practices as a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital inpatient team in Boston. During her training, she treated clients with a range of voice disorders and now provides vocal care consultations for professional voice users such as teachers, voice over artists, and singers.

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Lara Hirner

Vocal Care Consultant and Speech Pathologist

Location: SKYPE & TELE REMOTE TRAINING

Coaching Formats: Skype, Telephone

Specialties: Vocal Care

To schedule with Lara call 888-321-3343
or email training@edgestudio.com

Lara Marie Hirner has unique skills that help voice-actors please more casting agents, impress more engineers, and book more jobs -- especially long-form narration -- by reducing abusive behaviors and techniques that contribute to vocal fatigue and throat discomfort, training proper coordination of breathing and speaking, decreasing mouth clicks and pops (which save editing time), and maintaining a healthier voice for a more lucrative and sustainable career.

There are definitely compromises voice actors are asked to make - long sessions that are demanding on the voice, certain affects (breathy, gritty, raspy...) that can, long term, damage your voice. Lara helps new and pro voice actors stay in business for longer and/or handle more work per day, by balancing good vocal health with the specific demands of voice over clients.

How? Combining her degrees as a Speech Language Pathologist, her experience as a professional voice actor (credits below), and her breathing techniques as a performance singer (credits below), she is happy to share her experience in the fields of performance, vocal pedagogy and therapeutic treatment with the Edge family to help foster a better understanding of the voice and how to best care for it when your career depends on it!

Lara is currently maintaining practice in Boston, MA. She graduated from Harvard University in June of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as a participant in the Music Department’s Five Year Performance Program for voice. Theater credits include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Cunegonde in Candide.

In concert work, she performs as a frequent soloist with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York City Ballet, the Juilliard Choral Union at Lincoln Center, the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and was featured at the Bernstein Festival Gala Concert at Sanders Theater. She was a 4 year member of the Marble Collegiate Sanctuary choir and continues to perform with her vocal jazz quintet, West Side 5. In workshops, masterclasses, and concert performances, Lara has worked with Jason Robert Brown, Steven Schwartz, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata, Christopher Hogwood, Robert Levin, and Judith Clurman.

In addition to her singing career, Lara has also appeared in several independent films and an animated feature which are currently in production. She maintains an active career as a voice over artist and has recorded three children’s audiobook series for Disney and the Smithsonian institute, and two audiobooks for Random House. She is also the voice of the online dating site, howaboutwe.com and regularly records teleprompts, children educational media and industrials for companies including WebSense, Chase, and EduJoy. She will also greet you on the Edge Studio voicemail system if you are ever calling after hours! She manages her voice over career with the help of Linda Weaver at Access Talent.

Lara currently holds Masters Degree Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia Teachers College and now practices as a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital inpatient team in Boston. During her training, she treated clients with a range of voice disorders and now provides vocal care consultations for professional voice users such as teachers, voice over artists, and singers.

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