About the Author
Janet B. Rodgers is a past president of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She earned her BA in theatre at Mount Holyoke College and her MFA in theatre from Brandeis University. She has taught in both the United States and Europe and is currently professor of theatre and director of the graduate MFA program in voice and speech pedagogy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She is editor of the Complete Voice and Speech Workout (Applause Books) and has written for American Theatre. Frankie Armstrong has been singing professionally since 1964. In 1975 she began her pioneering voice workshops based on ethnic styles of singing. She has sung and run workshops all over Europe as well as in North America and Australia, working with community groups, with theatre companies, and in every kind of setting from hospitals to the National Theatre Studio in London. She has made ten solo albums; written her autobiography, As Far as the Eye Can Sing; and edited, with Jenny Pearson, a collection of essays entitled Well-Tuned Women. For more information, see frankiearmstrong dot com.