As we say at Carnegie Mellon University "Our Hearts Are In The Work" and this has been my mission statement since I began teaching there. The human voice is a gift but also one of our most precious natural resources. My work is to bring out the authenticity in each student's sound and to guide them toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be a great communicator. When one strives for genuine speech and sound there is a genesis of something new, something real. And so the students and I seek one another out. I am driven by the deeper questions about communication that lie within me so that I can demand that the students start asking the harder questions themselves: what does it mean to be authentic in our words and actions? Who are we as communicators? How can we affect real change in the world by the words and sounds that we choose? My hope is that I will leave each student wanting to discover more about their art form, their world and the voice they put forth into it.
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