Beth Clayton

Assertive, Directable, Rich, Character Mimic

Voice Description

My voice naturally has a rich timbre, as I am a professional opera singer in the mezzo soprano/contralto range. Above all, I can morph my sound to encompass a range of colors from warm and creamy to assertive and powerful to zany and fun-loving. I believe that range is everything-- both literally in reference to pitch/color spectrum as well as in terms of acting flexibility, and I am able to cover a wide gamut of these aspects that allows me to portray either gender in my voice as well as a wide variety of ages of people.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British,French, German, Italian, Eastern-European, Indian, Spanish,Colloquial Southern US ranging from Hillbilly to Georgia Peach, New Yorker from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Queens to the Bronx

My Voice Experience

Professionally, I have about fifteen years of voice experience. I have a great awareness of my voice and what it can do, which is a huge part of the job. Primarily, I find it fun to fit the puzzle of how the human voice can communicate/convince/convey/inspire-- all of it. My resume is long in the musical world, which I will describe below.

My Training

My background and current occupation is in the world of classical music. I have been performing professionally on the opera stage for well over fifteen years, including operetta and projects involving dialogue in a variety of languages. Officially I hold two degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. (Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Bachelor of Music in Music Education) I earned my Master of Music in Vocal Performance at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City. I have steadily worked as a solo artist since 1995. Along the way, I have studied acting in college as well as completed not only extensive language courses but also diction courses-- pronunciation of multiple languages is one of my specialties.

I sought Voice Over instruction with William Williams at Aliso Creek Productions while I was singing with Los Angeles Opera. We hit it off, did a consultation and my demo was produced shortly thereafter. Not only was it a lot of fun, but I feel that I have a place in this industry.

My Studio Equipment

Currently I am equipped with my MacBook, but I do have access to recording studios in both NYC and L.A. (as well as other cities since I travel extensively for my singing)On my own,however, I am comfortable recording via Audacity and Audio Recorder in WAV/MP3 format via a USB microphone.

Additional Skills

My profession as a singer requires that I become the interpreter of not only words but music-- or vice versa, as the argument may often be! The power of making choices on subtle shadings of words or emphasis on word order is vital in conveying any communication. I am a student of language and find that that understanding of not only my native English but also the syntax of other languages gives me an edge in reading print and delivering a finished product with confidence, precision, accuracy, and character to boot.

Simply put, I am creative yet efficient and willing to bend my voice to the needs of the situation-- on the spot.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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