Registration for the 2022 conference is now open!
August 5th - 7th, 2022
Participants can attend in person (Penn State University) OR virtually (ZOOM)!
Penn State Musical Theatre Voice Pedagogy and its internationally recognized ‘Bel Canto/ Can Belto’ musical theatre voice pedagogy workshops have teamed with the holistic voice program The Visceral Voice to create the second annual OneBody / OneVoice. This one-of-a-kind voice pedagogy webinar/workshop was founded on the idea that your body IS your voice, and that understanding body science will deepen your artistic toolkit to make you a much more effective teacher and/or singer. Body related workshops such as Self-Care for the Singer and Alexander Technique Tools for Releasing Tension are part of the core curriculum as well as cutting-edge musical theatre voice pedagogy for beginning and advanced singers and teachers. Additional classes include: Training Transgender Singers; Theatrical Intimacy in the Voice Studio; Progressive Musical Theatre Repertoire; and Honoring Cultural Voice Use, among many others!
Raymond Sage (raymondsage.com) Voice and Voice Pedagogy (Penn State University)
Christine Schneider (thevisceralvoice.com) Licensed Massage Therapist, Manual Voice Specialist, and Certified Movement Specialist
Jared Trudeau (jaredtrudeau.com) Voice and Voice Pedagogy (Boston Conservatory at Berklee)
Gwendolyn Walker (gwenwalkerstudio.com) Contemporary Alexander Technique, Theatrical Intimacy Director, Voice (Penn State University)
Dr. Felix Graham (felix-graham.com) - Columbia University
Marty Austin Lamar - California State at Fullerton
Lily Ling - Music Director Hamilton Tour
Dr. Angelica McCarthy (mccarthyathletictraining.com) - Doctor of Athletic Training
Roberto Sinha - Music Director Hamilton Tour & Kinky Boots Broadway
More Guest Teachers to be announced!
- Schedule of classes below (subject to change). Information on available hotels coming soon.
- Student rate available! Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page
- In-person conference held at Penn State University. Virtual option available via ZOOM.
- Questions: please email [email protected]
*Schedule Subject to Change*
DAY 1: Friday, August 5th, 2022
DAY 2: Saturday, August 6th, 2022
DAY 3: Sunday, August 7th, 2022
Faculty and Guest Teachers
Raymond Sage received a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Baylor University and a master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), followed by doctoral and post-graduate work also at CCM. Before joining the musical theatre voice faculty at Penn State, Sage was on the voice and musical theatre faculties of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts' prestigious musical theatre conservatory, Collaborative Arts Project 21, Inc. (CAP 21). Professor Sage was a founding teacher for the Penn State Musical Voice Pedagogy Master of Fine Arts degree, the first in the nation, and succeeded Mary Saunders-Barton in heading the program upon her retirement. His students have been seen in many Broadway productions, such as Gypsy, Hair, Wet Side Story, Follies, Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, Steel Pier, High Society, Cats, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Beautiful, Cinderella, Aladdin, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland and many more. Professor Sage is also a Guest Master Teacher at Indiana University’s School of Contemporary Drama and Dance and the Jacobs School of Music.
As a performer, Sage appeared in the Broadway and national touring productions of Camelot, Beauty and the Beast, and Titanic, as well as in regional theatres across the country, such as Pennsylvania Center Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Dallas Summer Musicals. In 2011, Raymond starred as Ludie in the European premiere of the Horton Foote classic Trip to Bountiful at the Courtyard Theatre and in 2012 at the Old Vic Tunnels as Olsen in the O’Neill Sea Plays. He has made television appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The Howie Mandel Show, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sage performed his one-person show Seeking Flight, based on the works of the great American playwright Eugene O’Neill throughout North America, and premiered at Her Majesty’s Theatre on the West End in January of 2016. Raymond is currently in the development process of creating a one-person show based on the life and writing of famed environmentalist, John Muir.
Gwendolyn Walker (Faculty) is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Alexander Technique in Penn State’s BFA Musical Theatre program. She is also a graduate of the Contemporary Alexander School and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher. Her unique approach to training young artists from a somatic perspective as well as from a contemporary commercial vocal perspective has made her a sought-after guest artist and private teacher around the world. Prior to coming to Penn State, she was the Coordinator of the Voice Department at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Gwen’s areas of research all relate back to reducing mental and physical anxiety for today’s artists. A passionate antiracist and activist, her most recent articles and presentations have been about tools for educators to address the current mental health crisis on college campuses, training transgender and gender non-binary humans, and how to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the voice studio and in the greater theatre industry. Gwen is an Equity Actress who has performed in National Tours, major regional houses, and off-Broadway. She maintains an active Voice and Alexander Technique Studio in New York City and her students can be seen in most shows on Broadway today.
Marty Austin Lamar (Guest Teacher)
Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator, BFA Musical Theatre
California State University, Fullerton
An accomplished actor, singer, musician and songwriter, Marty’s resume is vast including New York and regional theatre credits and building performing arts programs at every educational level. Marty serves on the faculty of California State University, Fullerton as co-coordinator of the BFA Musical Theatre program and Assistant Professor. With a focus on training the total artist, CSUF’s BFA Musical Theatre program strives to ensure that all students matriculate through the program prepared to compete in the competitive world of professional theatre. Marty is the founder and CEO of Kinship Entertainment Group, LLC a company focused on faith-based entertainment and arts advocacy focused on race, diversity, inclusion, and justice. A proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Marty is committed to the preservation and sharing of the legacy of training and producing artists on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Christine Schneider (Faculty), Licensed Massage Therapist, Manual Voice Specialist, Certified Movement Specialist and Personal Trainer, has been a pioneer for manual laryngeal therapy in the US for almost a decade. Her private practice in NYC, LifeLight Massage Therapy PLLC, specializes in laryngeal and TMJ treatments for professional voice users. Working alongside New York’s top Laryngologists, Speech Pathologists and Voice teachers, she provides the manual component for vocal rehabilitation and vocal health maintenance. In addition to her practice, she created The Visceral Voice, a program and podcast which brings her passion and knowledge for vocal health and anatomy to the wide variety of vocal athletes throughout the world.
With the Barral Institute, Christine also has extensive training in Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax, Visceral Manipulation, and Neuromeningeal Manipulation. Her other specializations include Myofascial Assessment and Release, Treatment of Whiplash and Related Disorders, and CranioSacral Therapy.
Graduating from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor’s in Music in both Vocal Performance and French Horn Performance, Christine’s first expression of love for the voice was as a professional performer all around the world. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, AGVA, and is a Voting Member for PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association). She is also the Head of Research and on the Advisory Board for The Academy of Noise.
Dr. Felix Graham (Guest Teacher) (tenor) is a New York-based performer, teacher, conductor and author. As a singing voice specialist, his pedagogy focuses on vocal health and retraining, as well as guiding clients in reconciling their voice and personal identity. An active researcher in the areas of voice science and vocal/choral music education, Felix has presented both at home and abroad on such topics as singing voice disorders, developmental voice and non-hierarchical choral approaches. In addition to his work as a performer, Dr. Graham is the director of York College’s Cardinal Chorus, as well as providing music instruction for the Performing and Fine Arts Department. Previously, he taught choral methods and applied voice at Teachers College, Columbia University, served as musical director for the off-Broadway production Love is a Many-Splintered Thing, and currently serves as music director of the TRANScend Vocal Ensemble in New York City. Felix holds a B.S. in Vocal Performance from Tennessee State University, a Masters of Arts and a Masters of Education (music education, vocal pedagogy and choral education) from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also received his Doctorate of Education. He is currently serving as Vice President of the New York Singing Teachers Association, and is thrilled to be collaborating with One Body/One Voice. Find him at www.singwithdrfelix.com.
Jared Trudeau (Faculty) is an Assistant Professor of Voice at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate Musical Theatre programs as well as both graduate Voice Pedagogy programs. In addition to his faculty post, Trudeau maintains an active private studio in New York City. His musical theatre and cross-over students can be seen in many Broadway, off-Broadway, national tour, and regional productions. His recording artists have performed worldwide, received Emmy nominations for their songs, and have charted on the iTunes Top 10.
Jared is the second-ever graduate of Penn State's M.F.A. program in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theater. Prior to receiving his M.F.A., he graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with degrees in Music and Psychology, receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Music as well as the Sal Soraci Prize for Excellence in Psychology. His honors thesis, “Belting Beauties and Soaring Sopranos: Voice Pedagogy to Address the Wide-Ranging Needs of Women in Musical Theatre,” received highest thesis honors.
Trudeau has quickly become a sought-after pedagogue due to his integration of practical studio skills and the most current voice science. He has served on the voice faculty of Molloy College’s CAP21 Theatre Arts Program and as a visiting faculty member at Penn State. For four years, he served as the head of voice for S.T.A.T.E., Penn State’s summer high school musical theater training program. Trudeau’s work as a researcher and guest clinician has brought him all over the United States. He has presented research at the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance (MTEA), Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA), Fall Voice, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and Voice Foundation conferences. He also is on the faculty for the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop at The Boston Conservatory. He has been published in the Journal of Voice and his current research with Amanda Flynn (recent Van Lawrence recipient) and Dr. Aaron Johnson (NYU) is funded by The Voice Foundation and a faculty development grant from Berklee. Jared is on the board for the New England Voice Foundation and is on the board of NYSTA where he works with Amanda Flynn running the Professional Development Program (PDP).
Angelica McCarthy (Guest Teacher), DAT, LAT, ATC (she/her/hers) is a licensed/certified athletic trainer who received her Clinical Doctorate in Athletic Training (DAT) from Temple University. Her purpose is to guide individuals in awareness and understanding of their bodies to support their health, well-being, movement, and life balance. In her 10+ years of diverse experience in performing arts and sports medicine, she found her passion for holistic health and transformed her philosophy to treat the whole person - mind, body, and soul - to get to the root of chronic health problems and focus on the solution that is right for each unique person. She founded McCarthy Athletic Training & Wellness to provide access to holistic health care and inspire conscious awareness of whole person wellness through education, proactive prevention and recovery, and consultation.
In addition to her individual practice, Dr. Angelica thrives in interdisciplinary collaboration to bring forth quality, accessible health care. She co-created Sustainability for the Arts to empower personal and professional growth for the arts community, is a part of the U.S. Tennis Association Athletic Medicine Team on the Women’s Professional Circuit, is the Health Care Coordinator for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and is partnered with many other organizations to inspire and encourage movement efficiency, recovery, whole person wellness and sustainability.
Currently, Dr. Angelica is creating coursework on Whole Person Wellness in the Workplace, and How to Turn Work-Life Balance into Life Balance to help guide people in where to begin and how to start to take life back into their own hands and make the changes that support their health, well-being, and life balance.
Dr. Angelica resides in Miami FL with her husband Joe, where she loves to ground herself at the beach, be creative, curious, and committed to learning to live her life to its fullest potential!
LinkedIn: Angelica Davison McCarthy
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