As part of our desire to make all of our classes as accessible as possible, the Conservatory has moved to using a hybrid virtual/in-person platform for Speech Arts Theory. These courses will now be offered with a live, interactive, in-person class together with online options for students who require additional flexibility with their schedule. Theoretical studies are most relevant when there is a clear connection to practical work and this is an important principle of our approach. Students engage in their studies through reading, research and discussion, carefully designed homework assignments and mock examinations. They gain insight and understanding for their practical performance work and the enriched study of literature and drama serves them well in academic studies in both high school and university.
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VSPE STTL1 - 91420 - Speech Theory Tech Level 1
Group Classes (Conservatory)
BA, ARMC, ARCT
Registered Speech Teachers Association of Alberta;
RCM Alumni of Calgary;
Examiner and Specialist Consultant in Speech & Drama, RCM Examinations
Facilitator, Speech Arts & Drama Program;
Jennifer Orr is a native Calgarian. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Calgary and Associate Diplomas in Speech Arts and Drama from the Mount Royal College Conservatory, Calgary and the Royal Conservatory, Toronto. She is a teacher, administrator, examiner, and adjudicator and is active in the local, provincial and national speech community.
Jennifer has been a faculty member since 1986 and was appointed Program Coordinator in 1998.
Jennifer specializes in teaching children and young adults and maintains a busy private studio. Her students are consistent recipients of awards and honours, excelling in festivals and examinations. Jennifer is active in teaching Speech Arts and Creative Drama group classes and speech arts theory.
Jennifer is a member of RCM Examinations College of Examiners for Speech Arts and Drama, examining both practical and theoretical subjects. She was a member of the team that produced the 2000 and 2011 editions of the RCM Examinations Speech and Drama syllabus and works with the Academic office of RCM Examinations as a specialist consultant for Speech Arts and Drama.
Jennifer conducts workshops for teachers and students and is a popular adjudicator, bringing her talents to festival competitions throughout Canada.
Private Lesson Rate: $89.00 per hour.
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