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Vivian Majkowski
Co-Committee Chair

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Colton Weiss
Co-Committee Chair

VASTA's Interdisciplinary Engagement Committee is a bridge between our voice and speech community to the rest of the world.  We seek to engage with other professional organizations in an effort to continually expand VASTA’s visibility. We work towards this goal through multiple projects.

Committee Co-Chairs
Colton Weiss
Vivian Majkowski

Engagement Grant Reviewers
Jennifer Scapetis
Anne Marie Nest
Debbie Winter
Kris Danford

KCACTF Coordinator and Asst.
Foster Johns
Karen Kopryanski
Marie Downing

SETC Outreach
Vivian Majkowski

Tech & Admin Support
Kendra Kingsbury

VO Atlanta, KCACTF Reps

Board Liaison:
Kristi Dana

We fulfill our mission a number of ways:

Interdisciplinary Engagement Grants:

The committee awards external conference grants to assist VASTA members in seeking knowledge in other disciplines. We are committed to helping members share their research and support their professional development, while simultaneously fostering cross-disciplinary relationships that give back to our community and raise voice and speech awareness for the next generation of practitioners.

Interdisciplinary Engagement Grant


Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF) Regional/National Vocal Excellence Award

Each year the committee coordinates VASTA representatives to attend Regional and National Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival events and award Vocal Excellence in performance by young actors participating in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition. These representatives attend the festivals to select the award recipients and give a workshop, building awareness of vocal skills and training.

#MyVoiceCan Campaign

Part of VASTA's mission is to advance the visibility of the voice in the world, which means: we want to know what voices can and are doing around the world! How are voices being used to impact different communities around the globe? The committee's #MyVoiceCan Blog continually seeks incredible people around the globe using their voice to better their community and increasing awareness, promoting our organization's commitment to the training of voice and speech. What can your voice do?

#MyVoiceCan Questionnaire

Check out the #MyVoiceCan Blog!

Voiceover Atlanta

Calling all VO Voice Specialists:

VASTA and VO Atlanta are working on creating a permanent relationship!

VO ATL is virtual for our inaugural year and the Interdisciplinary Engagement Committee is looking to get some VO folk to this conference in the hopes that you will want to be on ground next year (fingers crossed)! 

We are looking for:

4 20-minute warm-ups to be aired before the major daily session blocks, and 

2-3 break-out sessions (that is what the conference calls its 45-minute workshops or presentations). 

Do you have a great VO warm-up? Or tips for accents and VO? Or vocal health and audiobook narration? Or character voice workouts? Or……

Reach out!  We just solidified this and need to have people committed ASAP. 

Send an email to by Feb 14th!

Check out VO Atlanta:


Related Conferences

This committee decided it would like to provide a list of conferences that could bridge the gap between the world of voice and other industries and profession.

If you'd like to add a conference to the list, please email committee chair, Colton Weiss.

See Related Conferences Here!