Fitzmaurice Voicework Summer Masterclass Course

  • Fitzmaurice Voicework Summer Masterclass Course
  • Fitzmaurice Voicework Summer Masterclass Course
  • Fitzmaurice Voicework Summer Masterclass Course
  • Fitzmaurice Voicework Summer Masterclass Course
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About this course


5 days

Term Start

Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of practical drama work, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of texts and rehearsal.


Why choose this course?

A smorgasbord of techniques, touching on: Destructuring, Restructuring, Voice with Movement, Speech, Singing, and Text.

Fitzmaurice Voicework® is a comprehensive approach to voice training. It includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, voice with movement, and presence. While the training is specific, it is offerred in such a way that it is compatible with other approaches. This unique path to the mastery of vocal functioning was originated by Catherine Fitzmaurice.


"[Catherine] is a theatre artist and teacher of the very highest rank. She has provided practical help and real expressive power to so many fine actors. She is a warm, gentle, compassionate teacher with a sense of humour, devotion to her charges, and passion for her work."
Frank Galati, Tony Award-winning Director, Associate Director, Goodman Theatre

"Catherine is a dynamic and inventive teacher and vocal coach. She has been on the cutting edge of developing new approaches to the teaching of voice and speech."
Elisabeth Orion, Director, Former Head, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University

Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

This course is currently full and operating a waiting list

 If you have any questions about the course, please email

Course Fees:

Full Fee                                               
£625 (paid in full by 1st June 2019)

Deposit: £100
We encourage payment in full in advance. Places can be reserved by payment of a deposit of £100. To take advantage of early bird rates, payment must be made in full before 30 April 2019, and in all cases the full balance must be paid before 1 June 2019. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please proceed to ‘Book now’ and when you reach the payment options, please enter £100 as the amount you are paying.

Accommodation (if required)             
£300 (7 night reservation)

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information


Terms and Conditions


  • The College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any course. If the College cancels a course you have booked onto your fee will be fully refunded;
  • All courses are subject to minimum numbers of students and will be confirmed once this number is reached;
  • The College reserves the right to refuse admission on to any of our programmes;
  • It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees or travel costs in the event of cancelation, illness or travel problems, for which the College cannot accept any liability;
  • Fees are non-returnable once a student has started the course;
  • All fees must be paid in full by 1 June 2019;
  • Full fees will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks of booking;
  • ​After two weeks from the booking date, in the event of a cancellation a sum of £100 will be retained to cover administration costs;
  • After 1 June 2019 a cancellation will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee paid

Course content

Fitzmaurice Voicework® explores the dynamics between body, breath, voice, imagination, language, and presence. Integrating physical experience and mental focus, the work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort.

Fitzmaurice Voicework® is currently taught at Yale School of Drama, Harvard University/American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, New York University's Graduate Acting Program and in several of NYU's undergraduate studios, the University of California-Irvine, and many other institutions and theatres in the United States and abroad. Aspects of this work have also been incorporated by clinicians into the rehabilitation of injured or dysfunctional voices, and are used in the corporate and professional worlds as aids to effective speaking.


Catherine Fitzmaurice

Catherine teaches voice and text in workshops and to private clients in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as around the United States and internationally. She has taught voice and text at Yale School of Drama, Harvard/A.R.T./MXAT, the Juilliard School's Drama Division, NYU's Graduate Acting program, A.C.T., UCLA, USC, New York's Actors Centre, London University's Goldsmiths College, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her Teacher Certification Program is offered in New York City and Los Angeles every two years. The first European Teacher Certification Program was completed in London UK in August 2014, and the next will be in Barcelona Spain in July 2016/17.

Catherine has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops for theatre and medical colleagues at international theatres, actor training establishments, universities, and conferences at: the First International Laryngology and Voice conference in Mumbai India; the UCSF Vocology conference in San Francisco; the Institut del Teatre and Eolia Drama School in Barcelona Spain; the Ensemble Free Theatre in Oslo Norway; Roy Hart Center in Malerargues France; the Theatre Noise conference at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; the Performance Breath conference at RADA in London (where she was the keynote speaker), and many others.

Catherine has been voice, speech, text, and dialect coach and consultant for award-winning directors Frank Galati, Mark Lamos, JoAnne Akalaitis, Des McAnuff, Michael Langham, Stan Wojewodski, Robert Wilson, and Ivo van Hove, at such venues as A.C.T, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Stratford/Canada, Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Center Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, New York Shakespeare Festival, and New York Theatre Workshop. She coached Haing Ngor's Academy Award-winning performance in The Killing Fields.

Julia Moody

Julia Moody teaches Voice at RADA. She was Head of Voice at the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Australia for 22 years where she was instrumental in designing the current voice courses in the BA (Acting) and BA (Music Theatre). Julia has also lectured at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama, the New Zealand Academy of Singing Dancing and Acting, and the University of Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts. She has worked as a voice trainer and consultant with SBS TV and Radio, ABC TV, Channel 10, Open Channel Public Radio News, RTRFM, 5UV and 6PR. She has also run specially-designed voice training for professionals in the corporate arena, education, theatre and film, politics, law, medicine, finance and sport.

Julia has a BA from Curtin University (Perth) and a Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies from NIDA (Sydney); is a fully accredited associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework (New York); and did her actor training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has trained with world-leading voice practitioners Patsy Rodenburg, Cicely Berry, Kristen Linklater and Linda Wise.

Related Information

Accommodation cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus.