Vocal Power and Presence

Monday, March 27, 2023
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Like an actor on stage, an instructor with a vibrant, dynamic voice in the classroom communicates information in an engaging way that inspires students. In this workshop, learn practical exercises to speak with vocal ease and variety. Find out how you can develop a stronger presence in the classroom.

Presentation Learning Outcome(s)

  • Participants will understand how body posture affects presence
  • Participants will learn exercises that promote vocal and physical ease
  • Participants will know how to increase their vocal dynamics


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Erica Tobolski
Voice/Speech and Acting
Department of Theatre and Dance

Erica Tobolski, Professor of Voice/Speech and Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Co-Head of the MFA in Acting. She was a Teaching Fellow at the Center for Teaching Excellence and has taught several short courses on Vocal Presence.  She is a voice/text/dialect coach, actor and voice-over artist, and a Lessac Certified Trainer. She is published in the Voice and Speech Journal and is a regional editor for the International Dialects of English Archive.