The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

Transform Your Audition With Your Voice

11 Nov 2012
10:00:00 -  02:00:00
The registration period is from 28 Oct 2012 10:00:00 to 07 Nov 2012 22:00:00

Event description:

Equity is very proud to announce the fifth of the Howard Fine Acting Studio’s special masterclasses for Equity members; David Coury's Transform Your Audition With Your Voice Masterclass.  David Coury is the head vocal coach at Howard Fine Acting Studio and runs singing and speech programs that focus on connecting to self, being fully expressed and technical vocal ability. In this practical audition workshop for actors and singers, Mr Coury will work through his strategies on how to find your own voice, how to find great material and how to release that voice into the material. David will also focus on the vocal ramifications of your interactions with casting directors, writers, producers and directors. Participants should come with a prepared monologue or song to present. Be sure to bring two copies of your material. An accompanist will be provided.

Bio of host: David Coury

Howard Fine Acting Studio is where David Coury makes his artistic home in Los Angeles and Australia where he serves as its Voice Director. Actors travel from all over the world to study with him in his Singing & Speech For Actors Program (SFA). The SFA series transforms the voices and lives of actors, therefore revolutionizing their work. “The greatest gift you can give an actor is the gift of discovering and appreciating their true voice. Actors are human beings first, not great pretenders. I had been helping people for years from all walks of life ‘find their voice’ with remarkable results when Howard asked that I create a voice program for actors. He and I have the same philosophy: YOU are every character you will ever play. Thus, you must have access to all of your voice.”

David Coury is an international voice expert and teacher whose proprietary voice and presentation method has transformed everyone, from his corporate to celebrity clients, into powerful and engaging professionals with potent vocal capabilities in their fields. The voices of Deloitte, Verizon, Avery Dennison, Trial Partners Inc., Billy Bush, Leona Lewis, Lance Bass, Billy Ray Cyrus, Carla Gugino, Roger Bart, Elizabeth Berkley, Ariel Winter, Rachel Crow and Mariette Hartley are as distinct as their teacher David Coury - the man and the method.   Named a "Mover & Shaker" by leading self-help and transformational publisher Hay House, David Coury’s unique combining and application of the physical voice with the metaphysical voice is helping so many make a greater impact in the world. Of his many television appearances, he still cites the episode on ABC's original Extreme Makeover that featured his staggering transformation of a young rapper with a severe cleft palate. "Everyone wants to be seen and heard," says Mr. Coury, "the voice, ultimately, can and will reflect who-you-really-are."



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