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Kirsten Lundin Humer, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Voice, Theater Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5865
Email: khumer@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 387-5747
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, Kirsten has worked with both performers and corporate professionals. As the founder of Vocal Point Partners, she has worked one-on-one with clients and specialized in leading group workshops. Kirsten has extensive experience in the training of acting students and in serving as a dialect coach for professional theatre productions.

Kirsten received her vocal training from Louis Colaianni, a Master Designated Linklater Teacher and the creator of Phonetic Pillows and the Phonetic Pillow approach. She studied with Colaianni at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where she earned an MFA in Acting. Certified in the Colaianni Joy of Phonetics approach to phonetics and accents. Kirsten is a professional actor and voice-over artist whose performances can be heard and seen in national television commercials, local radio spots, as well as in corporate training videos and audio stories.

Education

  • MFA—University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2002
  • BA—Wheaton College, 1999

Departments

College of Music and the Arts: School of Visual and Performing Arts

  • Theater Arts

College of Music and the Arts

Expertise

  • Dialects/Accents
  • International Phonetics Alphabet
  • Voice

Courses Taught

  • THTR 200 – Beginning Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 250 – Intermediate Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 300 – Advanced Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 372 – Acting Shakespeare
  • THTR 495 – Special Topics