Tessa Auberjonois' Voiceover Sample Clip 101 (2-Class Course)

Voiceover Lab


Tessa Auberjonois' Voiceover Sample Clip 101 (2-Class Course)

Friday, January 28, 2022

Begins at 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST
Check-in begins at: 11:45 AM PST | 2:45 PM EST

3 Hours

This program is FULL


This two day course will focus on how to select and record a good introductory voiceover sample or clip for commercial voiceover representation or work.  A trend is emerging in voiceover where a voiceover sample clip is the first thing an agent or client will request, and like a good headshot, it's important that your sample reflects the most marketable and authentic demonstration of your voice.  In the first class, we will learn basic techniques for reading commercial copy, discuss how to choose copy, help identify each student's "vocal profile", and record a sample or samples from home.  In the second class, we will listen to students' recordings, touch on basic editing and post-production tricks to make it sound great, and discuss next steps.  A microphone or smartphone is required for recording, and we will be using Audacity audio software during editing and post-production portions of the class. 


Tessa Auberjonois

Tessa Auberjonois started her voice-over career soon after graduating from the Yale School of Drama and has consistently worked as a voice-over artist while also performing on stage and screen. In 2017 Tessa was nominated for a Behind the Voice Actors Award for best-featured actress in a television series. She  teaches Voice and Speech and voice-over  privately as well as at Berg Studios, AMDA, LACC, and the Sag-Aftra Foundation. Tessa has been the voice of several national campaigns, including Princess Cruises, Glade, White Castle, FEMA, and many others. She's voiced video games, revoiced starring roles in feature films with major directors, and narrated audiobooks.  She has appeared on How I Met Your Father (upcoming), On the Verge, The Affair, Shameless, Lucifer, I’m Dying Up Here, Modern Family, Law & Order(s), ER, and many other shows as well as feature and short films. On stage, she has performed in many classical and contemporary plays Off-Broadway and at theatres across the country such as the Kirk Douglas and South Coast Repertory, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, and The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. among others, and she is a member of Antaeus theatre company. Awards & Nominations include the 2020 Ovation Award win for Best Lead Actress, the 2018 Lunt-Fontanne Award, Best Actress in a play 2017 OC Weekly, Nominated for Best Female Guest Star for a TV Voiced Performance 2018 from Behind the Voice Actors, Sermoonjoy Fund, and Fox Foundation Fellowships, and the Oliver Thorndike Award for excellence in acting upon graduation from Yale. 


Participants must be able to attend each of the two (2) classes in this course.  

  • Class 1 is Friday, January 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)
  • Class 2 is Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PT) / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Particpants must be present for the entirety of each class in this course (see Duration above).  Each class is approx. 2.5 hours.

This class is open to all that are interested in attending.  VO Lab eligibility is the only prerequisite.  

The instructor will be working directly with a limited number of participants, as a "sample group."  Participants that are not part of the sample group will have access to the information and can interact with the instructor during the course.

Audacity audio software is compatible with Mac and PCs.  It can be downloaded HERE.