With two accomplished voice experts on faculty, David Ley and Betty Moulton, the UAlberta Department of Drama makes a significant impact on vocal coaching internationally. As a result of this proven area of research excellence, the department offers a concentration at the graduate level: the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Voice Pedagogy. 

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David LEY

Creator of the Vibrant Voice Technique, which uses external vibration to aid in voice production. Explores tools for dialect acquisition. Research also explores vocal variation and its relationship to meaning in the presentation of classical text. Applies new discoveries and skills to his own practice as an actor in theatre and film.

Primary Teaching Areas: BFA Voice, Speech in Rehearsal and Performance, Dialects and Accents, BFA Acting, MFA Voice Pedagogy. Graduate Supervision.


Committed to the creation of new knowledge arising from verbal and vocal expression. Looks into how body/voice awareness and dramatic technique affect communication and vocal development for performers. 

Primary Teaching Areas: BFA Voice, Speech, Text, Dialects, Character Voice, Commercial Broadcast Voice, MFA Voice Pedagogy. Graduate Supervision.