"I believe voice and speech training is integral to developing a well-rounded, competent, and empowered artist. A person’s voice and speech habits are deeply tied to personal, familial, and cultural identity and are often entrenched in both positive and negative self-perceptions. Such perceptions often inhibit emotional vulnerability as well as efficient vocal function. Through voice training, I strive to guide artists to identify these inhibitions, move past them, and cultivate a voice that is healthy, flexible, and transformative."
Kate Glasheen is an actor, voiceover artist, dialect coach, and voice & speech specialist. At Texas State she teaches vocal health and production, verse and scansion, text analysis, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), dialects, and voiceover. Professionally, she has coached at major regional theaters including the Tony Award Winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Additional regional credits include Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Know Theatre, The Public Theater of San Antonio, and Theatre en Bloc among others. International coaching credits include London theaters Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Peut-Etre Theatre, Dante or Die, and Riverside Studios. Kate has taught at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM), Webster University, Millikin University, and The City Literary Institute in London, England. She has also taught vocal workshops for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Rose Theatre, Kingston in London, England. Kate is currently studying to be a certified teacher of the Alba Method and recently published her original research on musical theater technique. She has served as Reviews Editor for the Voice & Speech Trainers Association's scholarly journal The Voice & Speech Review since 2011. Kate earned her MFA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London. Member: AEA, SAG/AFTRA, Voice & Speech Trainer's Association (VASTA), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).