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Voice Coaches Team Member Shapes Young Minds!

11.03.11

Voice Coaches’ Director of Communications Mike Spring was recently invited to Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam, New York to speak to the school’s theater department about voice over acting.

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Voice Coaches Team Member Voices American Airlines, Audiobooks!

09.06.11

Voice Coaches’ Director of Communications, Mike Spring, has had a busy couple of months! In addition to working on completing his second audiobook narration in the past three months, Spring has just completed a major narrative job for American Airlines!

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Voice Coaches Student Wins Emmy!

05.25.10

Voice Coaches Student Wins Emmy! One of Voice Coaches’ youngest students is now a bona fide Emmy winner! Congratulations to 11-year-old Jackson Murphy, who became the youngest person ever to be nominated for – and win – a NY Emmy Award. On Sunday, April 18th, Jackson won one of the two Emmys he was nominated [...]

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Voice Coaches Shapes Young Minds

04.25.10

Voice Coaches Shapes Young Minds The Voice Coaches team has been extra busy lately shaping the young minds of the future, with recent visits to Southern Vermont College and Schenectady County Community College. In mid-April, Voice Coaches President and Creative Director David Bourgeois was invited to guest lecture at Southern Vermont College in their Communications [...]

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Making History In Our Studios!

02.25.10

Making History In Our Studios! Pictured left to right: Producer Anthony Vertucci (Talon Films), Voice Over Supervisor David Bourgeois (Voice Coaches), Director Chris Stearns (Talon Films), and actor Peter O’Meara. Voice Coaches was extremely pleased to welcome New York-based Talon Films to our main recording studios for dialogue re-recording and editing for their historical miniseries, [...]

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Voice Coaches Team Member Jams For Charity!

12.25.09

Voice Coaches Team Member Jams For Charity! Voice Coaches’ own Kristen Neary spearheaded a fundraising event recently that raised money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. On Saturday, December 12, Voice Coaches Administrative Director Kristen Neary spearheaded the Maple Ski Ridge Holiday Craft Fair, raising over $500 for Relay For Life, a charity [...]

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Voice Coaches Sponsors Charity Event

12.25.09

Voice Coaches Sponsors Charity Event (l to r: Warren Garling, John Gallogly, Mike Spring, and David Bourgeois of Voice Coaches) Voice Coaches was very excited to sponsor an exciting and worthwhile charity event on Sunday, November 22nd. The Hamilton Hill Arts Center, an organization that promotes cultural art, music, and dancing among at-risk children and [...]

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Voice Overs: The Final Frontier

10.25.09

Voice Overs: The Final Frontier L to R: Actor & Voice Actor Casey Biggs, Voice Over & Sound Supervisor David Bourgeois, and Director Jonathan Donald in Voice Coaches’ Studio One. Television actor Casey Biggs beamed down to Voice Coaches’ studios for three voice over sessions in the month of October to provide the voice over [...]

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Former Client Joins Our Team

09.25.09

Former Client Joins Our Team Success Story Becomes Part Of The Team When David Rodwell followed through on his goal to use his voice professionally and trained with us two years ago, he was certainly confident in building success. But despite his confidence, we were all still impressed by how rapidly and dramatically David excelled. [...]

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Voice Coaches Welcomes Media Pro

08.25.09

Voice Coaches Welcomes Media Pro A New Voice… (and person to go along with it) After considering more than 30 applicants, Voice Coaches is delighted to welcome radio, voice over, and marketing expert Brooke Wacha to our executive support team. Brooke, who will be relocating from New York City to work with us, has an [...]

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No Summer Vacation Here!

08.25.09

No Summer Vacation Here! It’s been a busy summer for the Voice Coaches Team. In addition to training our clients from across the US and Canada, our team is keeping busy with multiple Voice Over projects and achievements in the pipeline! Senior Creative Director John Gallogly recently completed a Voice Over recording for UVP, a [...]

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In Support Of Pirates!

08.25.09

In Support Of Pirates! Voice Coaches Supports The X Squad On Saturday August 8th, Voice Coaches welcomed the X Squad to White Lake New York. The X Squad is an exhibition water skiing show team comprised of elementary, middle, high school, and college students. To ski on the team, members must maintain a positive grade [...]

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VO Battle On NBC’s The Apprentice

05.25.09

VO Battle On NBC’s The Apprentice NBC’s The Apprentice Showcases VO When the final five players on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice were tasked with creating new audio commercial branding for Chicken Of The Sea tuna, three players put their Voice Acting skill to the test. Team Athena, featuring Poker legend Annie Duke and model Brande Roderick [...]

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Ice Cream Time

04.25.09

Ice Cream Time OK, almost everyone likes Ice Cream. But Voice Coaches Administrative Director Kristen Neary and a group of friends and local celebrities took a love for scooping sweets to the extreme this week as they presented a charity event for the American Cancer Society. The team worked with gourmet ice cream parlor Cold [...]

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Student Success!

04.25.09

Student Success! When former corporate executive Betsy Sherer went through the evaluation process with Voice Coaches at Voice Coaches, her goal was simple… qualify for training and go for it! Well that was about a year ago! Today Betsy continues to build a roster of professional voice work by applying a combination of genuine communication [...]

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VC’s John Gallogly Gets His Voice On

04.25.09

VC’s John Gallogly Gets His Voice On Voice Coaches’ Senior Creative Director generally keeps busy enough in his role with our team. But just to keep his hand, or voice as the case may be, in the field, John was recently selected to provide the voice of Caddy The Cat in an extensive series of [...]

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Albany Executive Association Welcomes Bourgeois

01.25.09

Albany Executive Association Welcomes Bourgeois Voice Coaches’ Bourgeois Becomes Official AXA Member On January 5th, 2009, Voice Coaches President David Bourgeois was inducted into the Albany Executive Association. The organization, organized in 1955, is the longest running professional corporate networking and leads organization in New York’s Capital Region. The group’s members are key players in [...]

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Dynasty Star Prepares For Voice Acting

01.25.09

Dynasty Star Prepares For Voice Acting Television Star John James Chooses Voice Coaches Every once in a while the phone will ring in our offices and the caller at the other end will ask about making a voice over demo. We quickly explain that we don’t offer a demo only option as we feel training [...]

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Voice Over Expert Joins Our Team

10.25.08

Voice Over Expert Joins Our Team Voice Over Training Expert Joins Our Executive Team! We are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Spring to the Executive Team here at Voice Coaches. Friends of Voice Coaches may recognize Mike as a former lead producer and voice over training adviser who was part of our team [...]

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An Answer… Almost

09.25.08

An Answer… Almost Ok, Ok, Here is some info! For about the past 6 months there have been some rumors in the air related to Voice Coaches possibly relocating our main offices and state of the art studios. Many folks were absolutely sure they would soon find us in Saratoga, while more than a few [...]

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Busy Busy

09.25.08

Busy Busy Voice Over Training & Pro Work Make For a Busy Fall. To begin with, we have had a very interesting 2008 thus far. We have experienced a significant upsurge in the number of students training with us. Part of this seems to be people beginning to look for ways to control their own [...]

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Half A World Away!

08.25.08

Half A World Away! Another Country Heard From What’s a retired military man, now working for a private contractor in a war-torn country, to do with his down time? If he’s Pensacola resident Don Madison, currently residing in Baghdad Iraq, he begins voice over training with Voice Coaches. Would it be easier to wait until [...]

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Back To The Movies

03.25.08

Back To The Movies March 2008 Fountainhead Pictures in association with Future Media made our studios home recently during extensive Voice Over Production for their new film “Against The Wind”. The film is a 10 minute short that reflects on the aging process through the eyes of “Ned”, a seventy year old man. The role [...]

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Big Business Recording

01.25.08

Big Business Recording January 2008 Voice Coaches Producer Chris Scharling had a unique opportunity on January 24th when he was invited to New York City to record successful businessman Donald Trump. The recording Chris was responsible for took place at Trump Towers in New York City, and will appear as part of a major sporting [...]

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Television Anyone?

11.25.07

Television Anyone? BFP Launch First Productions During Voice Over Production sessions for TLC-Discovery’s While You Were Out, WE Networks Bride Versus Bride and HGTV’s Freestyle, Voice Coaches President David Bourgeois and Television Host Evan Farmer began to realize that they had some very similar goals related to media and the entertainment industry. After some time [...]

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Volunteer Day at Voice Coaches

10.25.07

Volunteer Day at Voice Coaches Voice Coaches Goes To Work! In early 2007, Voice Coaches created a new human resources policy that offers employees the opportunity to trade 2 days per year of their regular work at our studios for time volunteering for a charitable organization. In early August, our entire team, joined by several [...]

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Innovative Voice Over Opportunity

03.25.07

Innovative Voice Over Opportunity Your Voice Could Be A Click Away We at Creative Voices Development Group always like to remind our students that the bulk of the voice over work they’ll find – 80 to 90 percent! – is in so-called “narratives”: books on CD, training videos, and the like. So, in our efforts [...]

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Market From Within

02.25.07

Market From Within It Isn’t All About Getting The First Job! Anyone entering a field like ours can, no doubt, find themselves a bit overwhelmed by the thought of the initial and continued self-marketing efforts required to build success. Unlike fields where individuals are hired for a single job they hope to stay with and [...]

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Get Out of YOUR OWN Way

02.25.07

Get Out of YOUR OWN Way Success In Voice Overs Won’t Come Looking For You OK, In addition to my work as a producer and studio owner for clients including Discovery Network and HGTV, as the president of Voice Coaches, I am also obviously involved in developing aspiring voice over artists from coast to coast. [...]

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Voice Overs In The News

02.25.07

Voice Overs In The News Or, What do Presidents and Vice Presidents, Penguins, Pirates, and Pioneers all have in common? All are connected to either the Oscars or the Grammys – as voice over talent played a huge role in recent major movie and recording honors. In film, perhaps the best-known winner is “Happy Feet”, [...]

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Voice Over Advice: Don’t Give Up!

02.25.07

Voice Over Advice: Don’t Give Up! As someone responsible for a company that provides voice over training to aspiring voice actors from across the country, I occasionally feel the need to share advice that goes beyond that of any basic voice over classes. Quite often I “accidentally” discover a particular method or avenue for success [...]

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Voice Over Recording for HGTV Special

02.25.07

Voice Over Recording for HGTV Special In addition to providing a base of operation for our voice over training clients from across the country, our studios regularly hosts voice over work for a range of professional clients. Such was the case today when our studios completed fourteen pages of voice over recording for the upcoming [...]

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Voice Over Classes… We’ve Got ‘Em!

01.25.07

Voice Over Classes… We’ve Got ‘Em! In addition to the private voice over training that we provide to clients across the country, The Voice Coaches team is regularly invited to offer introductory voice over classes through a number of universities, community schools, and private organizations. In the next four months of 2007, we are pleased [...]

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Stop Wondering “IF”!

01.25.07

Stop Wondering “IF”! Success Needs A Plan If you were opening a restaurant, dollar store, hardware store, pet grooming salon, or virtually any other type of business, you would clearly recognize a handful of things at the very least. I think it’s safe to say you would recognize that you were making an investment of [...]

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Dr. Don to the Rescue

11.25.06

Dr. Don to the Rescue In November of 2006, our production team was commissioned to produce a series of commercials for an organization that presents major trade shows for the home building industry across the country. The organization’s executives were most concerned that the commercials that we would create should have family appeal and that [...]

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While you were Out we were Busy Recording Voice Overs

10.25.06

While you were Out we were Busy Recording Voice Overs The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel Networks in association with BBC Productions completed voice over recording for the final ten episodes of their hit television series While You Were Out at our main studios. The sessions were voiced by the shows host Evan Farmer and [...]

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Subaru’s Latest Voice Commercial

09.25.06

Subaru’s Latest Voice Commercial In addition to his role as a producer, engineer, and trainer with Voice Coaches’ Chris Scharling is truly a man of many voices. Last month Chris had the opportunity to lend a couple of his voice characterizations to a regional Subaru ad that is now airing on radio across western New [...]

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Bride vs. Bride – Have your Cake and Eat it Too

08.25.06

Bride vs. Bride – Have your Cake and Eat it Too First, members of two wedding parties compete in ridiculous, sometimes sloppy, wedding themed games. Then, the two brides-to-be dive into a giant wedding cake to search for hidden prizes. This is the gist of WE Networks new game-show Bride Versus Bride. When it came [...]

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Hollywood Bound, No Time for Jet Lag

08.25.06

Hollywood Bound, No Time for Jet Lag Voice Coaches’ Kevin West and David Bourgeois recently returned from the first annual Youth Actors Expo in Hollywood California. West and Bourgeois were both invited to speak at the one-day event sponsored by VR Events. Other speakers included Grammy Award winning singer Macy Gray, Hollywood Talent Agent Judy [...]

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My 1st Voice Acting Job

08.25.06

My 1st Voice Acting Job! Great News! A former Voice Coaches student contacted us with news of his first professional Voice Acting job. “I recorded the voice over for a :30 second radio and TV spot for a local Mall. It was a fabulous experience, and then to hear myself on the radio, truly a [...]

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HGTV – A Great New Opportunity

07.25.06

HGTV – A Great New Opportunity It’s official. HGTV in association with Edelman productions have agreed to bring 39 episodes of their television show Freestyle to our studios for voice over recording and production. We will be recording VOs with designer Evan Farmer, who we’ve been fortunate to work with on two previous television series. [...]

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Scout’s Honor

05.25.06

Scout’s Honor Local Cub Scouts Visit CVDG Capital area cub scouts enjoyed an evening touring our main recording and production facilities as part of their effort to earn a communication merit badge. In addition to seeing an actual recording session take place, the scouts had an opportunity to record their voices and hear how we [...]

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Speed is Almost Everything

04.25.06

Speed is Almost Everything Today’s Clients Often Require Fast Turnaround Voice Actor MK and Producer David Bourgeois Crunch for North Carolina School. When professional Voice Actor MK was contacted to produce a commercial for a private school in North Carolina, she was excited to use her voice range to play both a young girl and [...]

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Studio Gives Voice

03.25.06

Studio Gives Voice Originally published by The Gazette Newspapers Written by Michael DeMasi, Gazette Reporter Photo by Ana Zangroniz/Gazette Photographer Excerpts of Story used with permission. Professional Voice Acting coach David Bourgeois, pictured, talks about reasons his clients get into the field of voice acting during an interview last week at his Bedford Road business, [...]

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