Kirsten Lundin Humer, assistant professor of voice for the actor, specializes in training students to develop the full range of their vocal abilities through an understanding of the powerful relationship between the voice and the body. Over the past decade, Humer has worked with both performers and corporate professionals. As founder of Vocal Point Partners, she has worked one-on-one with clients and specialized in leading group workshops. Humer has extensive experience working with acting students and has also served as dialect coach for professional theater productions.
Humer received her vocal training from Louis Colaianni, a Master Designated Linklater Teacher and creator of Phonetic Pillows and the Phonetic Pillow approach, at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where she earned an MFA in Acting. Humer studied in New York City with Chuck Jones, one of the leading experts on using the voice to convey character. She has participated in workshops with Lillian Glass, a widely respected authority on the reading of body language and human communication, and Patsy Rodenburg, head of the vocal department at the Royal National Theatre in London. Alongside her vocal training, Humer is a professional actor and voice-over artist. Her voice has been heard in national television commercials, local radio spots, in corporate training videos, and audio stories. She is currently completing her Colaianni Speech Certification.
MFA, University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2002
B.A., Wheaton College, 1999
- School of Visual and Performing Arts
- Theater, Film, and Television
- College of Music and the Arts
- International Phonetics Alphabet
- Linklater Voice
Courses Taught – Beginning Voice for the Actor
– Intermediate Voice for the Actor
– Advanced Voice for the Actor
– Acting Shakespeare
– Special Topics
– Christianity and the Creative Process
Mary Hill Center, West Campus