Assistant Professor of Voice
MFA - West Virginia University
BFA - Emporia State University
Brianne Taylor began teaching Voice and Speech at WVU in 2018. The use of Fitzmaurice Voicework ® , Kristin Linklater, Patsy Rodenburg, Knight-Thomspon Speechwork, and yoga provide the foundation of physical and psychological voice exploration in her studio.
Brianne has had the privilege to train with master teacher and founder of the Fitzmaruice Institute, Catherine Fitzmaurice. Her study of the technique has led her to train with various master teachers of the voice throughout North America and Europe. She has taught students in DC, New York, Kansas, Barcelona, Virginia, and West Virginia. This work has led the development of her one woman show, Keeper of the Plains, performed in Barcelona with development as research with the femme voices of the American Great Plains continues.
Brianne has coached Comedy of Tenors and the National Players 70th Tour ( Around the World in 80 Days, The Crucilbe, Twelfth Night) at Olney Theatre Center; Ciao Bambino with 13th Street Rep in NYC; Phantom Tollbooth, Mud, New Anatomies, Cloud 9, and The Moors at WVU; and Boeing, Boeing and Pride & Prejudice at SUNY Oswego. She has performed professionally ( We Are Pussy Riot, Everything You Touch) at The Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, VA and with various companies in Washington, DC.
She is a Certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaruice Voicework ®, a proud member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and an Equity Membership Candidate.