Billie Jo Konze

Girl next door, warm and friendly

Voice Description

With corporate clients including Best Buy, HealthPartners, and General Mills, I am able to project a warm and caring, yet authoritative persona for young mom or healthcare professional roles, or perform more quirky and fun characters for more high-energy commercial work. For narrations, I am able to give a warm and conversational read, and with seven years of experience working at the U of M Medical School, I am very comfortable with highly technical language for patient or doctor-focused narration.
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What my clients have to say:

"I really enjoyed working with Billie Jo. She has range, nuance and a devastating ability to get to true authenticity quickly, which is really the only thing I care about in a voice artist."
-Wil Magness, Director

“My creative team was casting a radio and TV voice for one of our big healthcare clients. Billie Jo nailed the tone they wanted, right in the audition.
Our client was thrilled with her performance on the final spots. ”
— Mark Riddle, Agency Broadcast Producer

"Billie Jo has a world-class voice and uses it to great effect. Her professionalism and range of abilities come through on every project. I look forward to working with her again."
-Reed Harvey, Digital One sound engineer

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Girl Next Door, Friendly, Approachable, Happy, Bright, Cheerful, Commercial, Promo, Trailer, Product Intro, Young Mom, Mother, Quirky, Teen, Emotion, Natural, Business, Intelligent, Smooth, Whisper, Speak, Corporate, Young, Mature, Authoritative, Confidence, Urgency, Current, Fresh, Relaxing, Sincere, Comforting, Call to Action, Millennial, Athletic, Contemporary, Commercial, Accent, Business, eLearning, Education, Movie Trailer, Narrator, Audiobook, Cartoon, Authoritative, Natural, Confident, Young Adult, Broadcast, Television, Radio, Internet

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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

• 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can perform Standard British, Cockney/Lower Class British, Dublin (Irish), German, Southern, Kentucky-Tennessee, Minnesotan and New York.

My Voice Experience

With past clients including General Mills, Best Buy, HealthPartners, Cambia Health and Traditional Medicinals, I have experience in commercial, IVR/telephony, corporate narration and explainer videos, promos, audiobooks and fictional radio dramas. With seven years of working for the University of Minnesota Medical School, and five years of volunteering to record medical information for the blind, I have a facility with medical terminology and can bring warmth to difficult text.

My Training

I hold a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Spanish. In addition, I have received further training in improv, on-camera acting, and vocal performance through classes at the Guthrie Theater, Brave New Workshop, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Shakespeare and Company of Lennox, MA. I have studied the art of voice over with Tina Zaremba (www.tinazaremba.com) and Beth Chaplin (www.bethchaplin.com), and attended the VO Atlanta voiceover conference in 2018, where I took workshops with Tom Pinto, Uncle Roy Yokelson, and David Goldberg of Edge Studio.

My Studio Equipment

*Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone
*Steinberg UR12 USB Interface
*Sound treated room that has been audited for quality by a sound engineer

Additional Skills

In addition to speaking, I am also a singer, mezzo-soprano range, with a good belt. Having worked in marketing for nonprofits, I have experience writing and editing copy as well. I have published several articles about the business of acting, in Minnesota Playlist and Paid Actor.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Credit cards

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Additional Information

• Currently Billie Jo Konze is a Standard subscriber.
• Billie Jo Konze was last active on Voice123 95 days ago

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