ONE VOICE Certificate Course in Integrative Studies

July 24 2014 to July 30 2014

Pearl Studios, NYC

Too often performers are conditioned to think they have a “speaking voice” and a “singing voice.” Yet the voice we use to speak, laugh, cry, shout, scream, yawn and call out is the same voice we use to sing!

Candidates on this certificate course complete two six-day intensives (12 months apart) focusing on an integrative curriculum, along with individually designed modules, over a 12-month period.


This 2nd Intensive is for candidates having successfully completed the Six-Day Intensive July 25 – 30, 2013, plus 12 months of approved individualized work. A day off from classes, July 27, is included to allow for one-on-one sessions with Faculty. 

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Each participant will lead two approved sessions focusing on new and integrative work, followed by brief discussion with faculty and colleagues and a follow-up conference with course leaders. 

For additional details, please contact Joan Melton at, or Jennie Morton at


SECOND INSTALLMENT: $1250, due by May 15, 2014 

No tuition refund after June 15, 2014


Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS, is a pioneer in the integration of singing techniques and voice/movement training for the actor. The author of two major textbooks, One Voice: Integrating Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques, with Kenneth Tom, PhD (2nd ed., Waveland 2012), and Singing in Musical Theatre: The Training of Singers and Actors (Allworth 2007), she has worked as a performer, composer, voice coach and/or music director on productions in virtually all media. She has taught at leading centers of drama and music in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and NZ, and currently heads major research projects in the US and Australia. Visit her website at

Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons), Osteopathy, began her career as a ballet dancer before moving into musical theatre and continues to sing professionally. She is now an osteopath specializing in treating performers at The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine in London. Jennie assisted in creating the syllabus for the MSc Performing Arts Medicine at University College, London where she is an Honorary Lecturer. She provides lectures and workshops internationally for performers, students, teachers and medical professionals on healthy practice for performing artists and has developed a new training program for voice and dance technique integration for musical theatre. Jennie is the founder of


Rusty Curcio, CMA, RSMT, RSME, is a Certified Movement Analyst in the Laban/Bartenieff System of Movement Studies. He toured internationally with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo for nine years, was with Les Ballet Grandiva de Russia for two seasons, and performed in New York with Peridance Dance Ensemble and Acanthus Ballet Company. Rusty is an award-winning director and choreographer, works regularly in musical theatre, and heads the dance program at Wagner College, New York, City.

Marya Lowry is an international teaching artist whose primary area of exploration has been the integration of traditional and non-traditional approaches to voice, singing and performance. She pioneered the development of Ecstatic Voice and Lamentation for actor training, which includes ethnic and non-Western singing styles. She has taught across the US and Europe and toured Bulgaria singing traditional Bulgarian folk music with Divi Zheni, under the direction of Tatiana Sarbinska. Marya heads the MFA acting program at Brandeis University, is a founding member and resident actor with Boston's award-winning Actors' Shakespeare Project, she holds a Roy Hart Theatre Teaching Diploma and has been associated with the France-based Roy Hart Voice Centre as a guest teacher and performer since 1992.

Michael Lugering is Professor of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Over the past 20 years, his research has focused on the physical and aesthetic aspects of human expression in relation to actor training. In 2013, the second edition of his book, THE EXPRESSIVE ACTOR: Integrated Voice, Movement & Actor Training, was published by Routledge and he received a Faculty Opportunity Award for a media project documenting principles and practices outlined in the book. He has taught master classes in acting, voice, movement and classical text at international conferences and professional acting training programs throughout the US, Korea, Japan, Australia and the UK. Michael is a passionate stage director noted for his innovative approach to the classics. He has been a voice coach for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and is a resident director at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT).

Mary Saunders-Barton is head of voice for Penn State's BFA in musical theater. An active performer with Broadway, off-Broadway, film and television credits, she has recently concentrated on the creation and performance of one-woman cabaret shows, the first of which, Stop, Time, played to sold-out houses in New York. She maintains a studio in Manhattan for professional singers. In 2007, she published a video, Bel Canto/Can Belto: Teaching Women to Sing Musical Theater; in 2011, she launched a new MFA in the pedagogy of musical theater singing, the first ever of its kind; and in 2014 she’ll release a new DVD, What About the Boys? Mary is a frequent presenter at international conferences and a member of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing.