Level Up! Fest 2023: Finding Your Authentic Voice

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts


  • All NIE, LASALLE, NAFA students and alumni enjoy 20% off the original price.
  • All SDEA Members enjoy 20% off the original price.

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The habitual voice should be insufficient for the performer. Students need to become aware of how they use their voice to learn how to make full use of it to communicate a range of different characters, ideas, and emotions. This workshop will investigate how the voice works and provide a range of practical and playful tools to help develop and enhance quality, range and clarity to build the skills required to apply the voice effectively in performance. 

About the Facilitator

Gavin Leahy comes from Australia, where he trained as an actor and as a voice teacher/coach. Since graduating with an MFA from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Gavin has been working at NIDA as a lecturer in the Voice department on both BFA and MFA programs. He was seconded to work in the theatre departments of the University of Pretoria and the Tswane Institute of Technology in South Africa. In South Africa, Gavin became a practitioner in the Lessac Kinesensic approach to actor training and is currently training to become a certified trainer.

As an actor in Australia, Gavin has performed in shows including God of Carnage, Other Desert Cities, William Finn’s Elegies, Evita, Rabbit Hole, Doubt, Assassins, A New Brain, and The Boy from Oz. He has toured both nationally and internationally in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The music of the Night, and Encore Mr. Producer.

Gavin’s directing credits include productions of Proof and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. As a dialect, voice and text coach, Gavin has worked throughout Australia on Metamorphosis, Master and Margareta, Carking It, Ironbound, Women Of Manhattan, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Brigadoon, The Changeling, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Salem, The Yellow Wallpaper, Another Country and Scorched.

Discounts, Fundings & Subsidies

SDEA Member's Discount

All SDEA Members enjoy 20% off the original price.
*This discount is not stackable with the NIE/LASALLE/NAFA Student & Alumni Discount

NIE/LASALLE/NAFA Student & Alumni Discount

All NIE, LASALLE, NAFA students and alumni enjoy 20% off the original price.
*This discount is not stackable with the S DEA Member's Discount.

Day Passes

1 -Day Pass (Day 1 or Day 2) - S$120.00
2 -Day Pass - S$200.00

Please purchase your Day Passes via this link. You DO NOT need to individually register for each workshop.

Level Up! Fest 2023

Level Up! Fest 2023 is a two-day learning festival specially curated for the Drama CCA Instructors and Teachers-in-charge. It will address some of the sector’s competency gaps, advance capabilities of educators and encourage the development of holistic Drama CCA experiences for students in today's world.

This year, Level Up! Fest is presented in partnership with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NIE NTU, Singapore).

Gain new knowledge and strategies from 6 workshops designed and facilitated by faculty members from NAFA School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre, LASALLE School of Dance and Theatre and NIE NTU Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group. From introductory programmes to in-depth skills development workshops, there is something for everyone!

SDEA is a Registered Charity from 20 February 2020 and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme
for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

Singapore Drama Educators Association is a registered charity (UEN: T02SS0123G) 
90 Goodman Road, Blk B #04-02 Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
Phone: +65 6345 6997

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