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Posted on June 1, 2017

Estill Voice Training
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
June 22-26, 2017
Blaney Theatre, inside Steele Hall

Improve your singing or speaking voice with two Estill Voice Training courses taught by top instructors of the world-renowned vocal training techniques.

Register now for a five-day experience geared to singers, actors, vocal coaches, drama instructors, speech-language pathologists and other vocal health professionals.

Cal U has offered Estill Voice Training for 10 years, hosting sessions that teach vocal techniques designed to:

  • Make a voice clearer and more powerful.
  • Create a distinctive sound, such as a twang, sob or operatic voice.
  • Prevent damage and maintain vocal health — a necessity for anyone whose livelihood depends on his or her voice.

Estill courses at Cal U

This summer Cal U offers two Estill Voice Training courses: 

Level One: Figures for Voice™ teaches techniques that can give your voice added strength, clarity and stamina. Learn to control the vocal structures that influence voice quality and employ exercises that that provide new vocal options for all styles of speaking and singing.

Level Two: Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities™ combines the figures from level one to produce six voice qualities:

  • Speech.
  • Falsetto.
  • Sob.
  • Twang.
  • Opera.
  • Belting.

Gain a clear understanding of the voice’s limitless possibilities, and learn how to keep it vibrant and healthy. Students practice the skills in small group sessions, and there is ample time for questions, discussion and work on individual repertoire or case studies.

Estill instructors

Estill Voice Training at Cal U is taught by experienced instructors, including Kimberly Steinhauer, Mary McDonald Klimek, Cari Tellis and Tom Burke. Learn more about the instructors.

Cal U faculty members Dr. Michele Pagen, co-chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, and instructor Brian Eisiminger also are Estill Certified Master Teachers.

The program is approved for Act 48 credits and American Hearing and Speech Association (ASHA) CEUs. The program awards 3.75 CEUs at an introductory level for the content area of voice disorders. Undergraduate or graduate credit may also be available. 

For details, contact Brian Eisiminger at 724-938-5577 or

Join us at Cal U

Cost for the five-day Estill Voice Training program is $575. A student rate of $255 is available for high school or full-time college/university students. 

On-campus housing and meals are available at reasonable rates for participants who wish to spend the week on Cal U’s beautiful riverside campus.

Special rates also are available at some nearby hotels.

To register, download and complete the registration form and email it to Janie Walmsley at, or mail it to:

Department of Music and Theatre
Campus Box 16, Attn. M. Pagen
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, Pa 15419

Make checks payable to SAI.

California University of Pennsylvania is located just 35 miles from Pittsburgh, in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. The campus is easy to reach via major highways and toll Route 43. Get directions