Speaking with expression, clarity, and vocal freedom is a vital skill for actors and others. In this course, students employ daily practice to learn new possibilities for the use of their voices, as well as expanding their interpretive and expressive abilities. Students are given individual attention as they learn techniques to interpret text for speaking, to improve the muscularity of their articulators, and to free their breathing through methods meant to improve spontaneity and richness of vocal tone; therefore, this course involves regular physical exercises in breathing and stretching. Students will be required to see performances presented on campus and write papers detailing and reflecting the vocal aspects of these performances.General Education: Artisitic Expression