The Voice guy is committed to posting at least once per week, with stuff on all sorts of new aspects of voice, speech, text and accent training. Voiceguy is now tweeting occasionally, too! If you’re wondering what I’m up to, you can read all about it here.
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Who is this VoiceGuy?
The VoiceGuy is Eric Armstrong. Eric is a dialect, voice, speech and text coach based in Toronto, Canada, where he normally teaches full-time at York University’s Dept. of Theatre, where he was the Graduate Program Director for the past 3 years. He is fortunate to be on sabbatical for 2014-15! Eric has been teaching voice for the actor full-time since 1994, and has taught in Canada and the US, at the University of Windsor, Brandeis University, Roosevelt University and York University. He has worked for nationally and internationally recognized companies such as Crow’s Theatre, SoulPepper, & Canadian Stage in Toronto, and The Court Theatre and Steppenwolf in Chicago. Another project that Eric has worked on for several years is Glossonomia, Conversations about the Sounds of Speech, a podcast that he shares with Philip Thompson, co-founder of KT Speechwork.
Eric holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal) in Theatre Performance, and an MFA from York University (Toronto) in Acting. His mentors were David Smukler (York, Canada’s National Voice Intensive) and Andrew Wade (Royal Shakespeare Company). He has also studied at the Drama Studio, London, and Il Stage Internazzionale di Commedia dell’Arte in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
He’s a long time member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, where he has served on the board, as a conference planner, photo editor for the Voice and Speech Review, Founding Director of Technology and Internet Services, and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, essays and reviews for the VASTA Newsletter, the VASTA Voice, and The Voice and Speech Review.
Eric Armstrong is an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at the Dept. of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University. He is a Full Member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, the national organization of professional performers and coaches working in the English-language recorded media. He is a proud member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and a Senior Editor of the International Dialects of English Archive.