The Vowel Ladder as Sound Continuum and Resonance

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Slip and slide through a continuum of sound as you explore the spaces between the vowels of the “Vowel Ladder” (borrowed from the International Phonetic Alphabet).  Explore the resonances that this raw sound awakens in you. Play with where this exploration takes you.



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Connie Koppe

Connie J. Koppe                Teaching & Administration Credits

444 W. Clapier Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144    Theater & Music Educator

Phone: 215/429-4516    Speech and Singing Instructor

email:,     Singer/Actress (Soprano)



    PHONETIC PILLOWS CERTIFICATION (diction & dialect training)    2012


    MASTER OF MUSIC – Opera Performance –    1977

        Temple University: Esther Boyer School of Music; Philadelphia, PA

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: MUSIC EDUCATION – Voice Concentration – 1973

        Indiana University of Pennsylvania: School of Fine Arts, Indiana, PA.

Teaching Experience:

University Level:

    Linklater Voice and Speech 

        Adjunct Associate Professor: University of the Arts, Ira Brind School (2001 – 2019)

                  University of the Arts: Graduate and Professional Studies (2018 – present)

                  University of the Arts: ESL Institute – diction and conversation (2014 – 2019)

        University of the Arts Pre-College Program (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013)

        Temple University Opera Department: workshops – Intro to Linklater voice work 2012-present)

    Drexel University English Language Center: diction & singing for foreign students (2012-2015)

Private Voice Instructor both Speech and Singing:

    Vocal Coach – NBC 10, Valedictorian Speakers (U. Arts), (current)

    Private Studio In home (77 -Present) Speech Coaching and Singing

Continuing Education:

    The Chekhov Studio and The Mt. Airy Learning Tree: The Voice Gym Philly (current)

    Mount Airy Learning Tree: Singing based on Linklater Voice Work (6 -8 wk. classes.) (2000 – present)   

    The Wilma Theater Speech (Linklater Voice Work): (spring 2000)

    Temple University Music Prep: Developing an Effective Speaking Voice and Singing (1998 – 2001)

    Walnut Street Theatre: Singing for Musical Theatre (for adults and teens) (1998 -2000)

Grade School Level:     

    LivingBookshelf & Global Neighborhood; Artist: Arts for Anyone; grades 4-8: PA/NY/NJ. (1994-2016)

    Page to Stage writing workshop: Storybook Musical Theatre Elem. Schools in PA (1997 – 2005)

    Beginning Acting for Children:  Main Line Models, King of Prussia, PA (1992-2000)

Professional Associations:

    Performing Unions: American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (AFTRA)(past local board member)

        Actor’s Equity Assoc. (AEA);  Amer. Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)(past local board member)

    Delaware Valley Lyric Opera Co.: Director, Board Member, Performer  (1979- 2006)

    Living Bookshelf: Co-founder, Board Member, Classroom Visiting Artist (2010-2016)

    Arts for Anyone: (nonprofit arts ed.) Co-founder, Board Member, Classroom artist (1994-2010)

    Storybook Musical Theater: Former Board Member; Education Consultant and Classroom artist (1989 – 2000)

Administrative Experience:

    Co-Founder, Administrator and Classroom Artist –  Living Bookshelf  – Literacy project (founded 2012)

    Co-Founder, Classroom Artist and Artists Coordinator – Arts for Anyone arts ed. non-profit (founded 1993)  

    Co-Founder and Communications Director: The Singer’s Network; a non-profit networking                 organization for the singing community in the Greater Delaware Valley.  (founded 4/93)    Artist/Administrator: In Every Way the Arts, Ed. program of The Penna. Opera Theater (1978-93)

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