Vivian Majkowski

Performing arts professor


  • B.A., theatre, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007
  • Associate of Occupational Therapy, Swedish Institute, 2002
  • M.F.A., voice and speech pedagogy, American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre
  • Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, 2006


Chair, Voice and Speech Committee, Southeastern Theatre Conference; founding member, Blue Coat Repertory Theatre, New York City

Awards, recognitions and honors

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Bok Learning Center, Harvard University; Joseph R. Levenson Teaching Prize nomination, Harvard University; Off-Off Broadway Review Critics Choice Award


Southeastern Theatre Conference, Voice and Speech Teachers Association, Voice Foundation, Alpha Psi Omega, American Massage Therapy Association

Publications and Presentations

  • Southeastern Theatre Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, presentation: "Fitzmaurice Voicework: What's Tremoring?" 2011
  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Apprentice Co. and Next Stage Ensemble, master teacher, Voice and Speech: Master Class Series, 2010
  • SETC, Lexington, Kentucky, presentation: "Warm-up and Warm-down for the Vocal Athlete," 2010
  • Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), New York, New York, presentation: "When Deep Release is Needed: Massage Techniques for Vocal Tensions," 2009
  • SETC, Birmingham, Alabama, presentations: "Opening the 'Five Flood Gates' for Optimal Vibration"; "Shakespeare and Breath"; "The Collaborative Process: The Director and Vocal Coach," 2009
  • SETC, Chattanooga, Tennessee, presentation: "A Non-Regional American Dialect?" 2008
  • Freshman Arts Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, presentation: "Voice, Speech and Text in Action," 2007