This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of correct and successful playing of the vocal instrument of the individual human body. Using a variety of vocal techniques, students learn all the elements of elocution: communication awareness and confidence, breath support, healthy voice production and projection, posture and poise, articulation, Standard American English pronunciation, and vocal expressiveness. Essential for all performing artists and extremely useful for anyone choosing a career such as law, teaching, politics, leadership, etc., which demands speaking to groups and public presentations. Students learn to craft their own process of vocal support practice through a continuous self analysis, journaling of classroom exercises, explorations, and performance. This is a dynamic, physical, highly experiential, practical, and performance-based course. Speech and Voice I culminates in a final performance.