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THE INTERPRETER’S VOICE: TUNE-UP YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
CEAA # 14-0086 (3.6 CIE credits)
This 3.0 hour, language-neutral mini-clinic seeks to help the professional interpreter improve his/her voice quality through hands-on guided practices on: Intonation and Expressiveness, Articulation, Enunciation, Proper Breathing Techniques and Voice Projection. Participants will learn to use their voices EFFECTIVELY for improved voice QUALITY.
Singers LEARN to hit that high note
Athletes IMPROVE their abilities
Interpreters LEARN voice quality
The interpreter’s tool of the trade or “musical instrument” is his/her voice, and as such, the interpreter must practice to have an effective voice that is: DISTINCT, INTELLIGIBLE, CLEAR, EASILY UNDERSTOOD and HEARD.
- Approximately 30% lecture and 70% guided voice and speech exercises
- Exercises: Participants “perform” an array of documents including: opening and closing statements, a deposition transcript, descriptive essays with proper expression, breathing and voice control.