Kirsten Lundin Humer, MFA


Program Director, BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen; Associate Professor, Department of Theater Arts

Phone: (626) 815-5865

Fax: (626) 387-5747

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Department of Theater Arts, West Campus, Darling - Building Three, THTR Office Suite, Room 164

Video Introduction

Kirsten Lundin Humer 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 two decades, 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. She speaks frequently at national conferences on the intersection of voice and culture. Humer has extensive experience working with professional actors and in serving as a vocal coach and a dialect coach for professional and educational theatre productions. Humer received dialect training from Louis Colaianni, 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 and Directing. She is certified in Colaianni Speech. Humer is honored to be one of the first Registered Rodenburg Teachers in the United States. Her work with Patsy Rodenburg on presence has transformed her approach to teaching and coaching. Thanks to Patsy, she understands that a subtle shift in body and voice can release an actor into the power of presence and can connect a communicator effectively with audience.


  • MFA in Acting and Directing, University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • B.A. in English and French, Wheaton College


  • Registered Rodenburg Teacher
  • Certified Colaianni Speech/Phonetic Pillow Practitioner

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • Voice
  • Vocal Health
  • Shakespeare
  • International Phonetics Alphabet
  • Dialects/Accents

Courses Taught

  • THTR 200 - Beginning Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 250 - Intermediate Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 273 - Acting Shakespeare
  • THTR 300 - Advanced Voice for the Actor
  • THTR 495 - Special Topics