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Spring Break Course for Teens Offers Hands-On Voice Acting Fun

Have you ever wondered about the individuals behind the voices used in today’s most popular animated films? Hofstra University Continuing Education will offer a commercial and voice acting course for teens over spring break that gives hands-on experience in the industry.

The course instructor, Evan Malter ‘08, is a freelance agent who currently represents a wide variety of actors. He constructed this course to provide an in-depth overview of the voiceover industry, ranging from talent techniques to marketing and promotional tactics.

“I want everyone to know that this course offers a complete look at all sides of the industry,” Malter said. “It gives students all of the necessary tools to become successful.”

Malter’s course includes a wide variety of activities, including the opportunity to speak with a cast member from Disney’s Frozen, a Nickelodeon casting agent, and video game voice actors via Skype.

“I have a few plans, but I’m keeping some things to myself to keep it fun,” said Malter, who studied psychology and business law at Hofstra.

Students will not only gain valuable insight in the field, but will also have the opportunity to utilize the technology in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.

Debbi Honorof, senior director of marketing and communications for Continuing Education, anticipates great success for the commercial and voice acting course.

“Evan is the perfect person to teach this,” she said. “This program offers a wealth of information from someone in the field and provides the next steps to those who are interested in finding a career in this industry.”

This course will run April 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to grade school students in grades 7-12. All lunches are included. To register or for more information, visit ce.hofstra.edu/springbreak or call 516-463-7676.

By News@Hofstra correspondent Jordan Heiden ’17

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