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Kirsten Humer, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Voice, Theater Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5865
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 founder of Vocal Point Partners, she has worked one-on-one with clients and specialized in leading group workshops. Kirsten has extensive experience working with acting students and has also served as 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. Kirsten 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, Kirsten is a professional actor and voice-over artist. Her voice has been heard in national television commercials, local radio spots, as well as in corporate training videos and audio stories. She is currently completing Colaianni Speech Certification.


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


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

  • Theater Arts

College of Music and the Arts


  • Dialects/Accents
  • International Phonetics Alphabet
  • Linklater Voice

Courses Taught

  • THTR 101 – Christianity and the Creative Process
  • 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