Karen Marguth

Smooth, pleasant, calming, expressive, character

Voice Description

In north-Amercian English, or in neutral Spanish:

*warm and deep, with or without varied inflections for narrations
*sexy and fun, silly or goofy, sophisticated or drab, etc for commercials
accurate and well-enunciated, clear and precise, accessible and welcoming for *presentations
*varied in pitch and tone for reading novels or children's books
*southern, British, valley girl accents for character work (childrens' books and songs)
*whispery, calming for instructions or for meditation

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior 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)

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


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

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

*little girl, cute with lisp or speech impediment (like can't say r's) for speech or singing,
*female "Thurston Howell" type voice, drippy and sophisticated and snooty,
*dopey, dumpy, deep, low-pitch for ogres or monsters,
*High pitch, wiggly, vibrato-ey, female voice,
*Sweet, smooth, calming voice, can sound evil or sweet,
*Movie-trailer narrator voice, inflection dropping down at the end of phrases or words,
*Exaggerated British accent,
*Exaggerated Southern draw,l
*Bored woman, wife, teacher,
*Nerdy, jolly, school marm
*Long ago I did radio jingles, and was the voice in the Shamu stadium welcoming the audience and telling them to move to the center of their sections, etc... used my smooth, deep, voice while smiling for a touch of jolliness.

My Voice Experience

I'm a professional vocalist, and have recorded several albums, mostly in the jazz genre. In addition, I've sung radio jingles (since childhood), provided the voice for welcoming the audience into the Shamu stadium (back in the early 80's), read and recorded children's books providing character voices (throughout my career), and provided narration for a teacher training video series. I currently host a radio show called The Vocal Hour, featuring female vocalists.

I studied theater arts in college, and performed in many plays and musicals, and also toured in performing casts for several shows. I can speak and read both North-American English, and a neutral Spanish. As a middle aged woman, my voice has a depth and yet a sweet quality at the same time. I'm an excellent narrator and book-reader.

My Training

Studied theater arts at Chico State University.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology
Master of Arts in Teaching
Professional singer, actor, choreographer, director in various regional and community theaters
Private voice lessons for ten years with Muriel Brown Older, in California
Training in cognitive coaching, including use of voice while facilitating coaching sessions
On-the-job training in studio work, recording as back-up vocalist for demos
and also recording my own albums
I host a weekly radio show on KFSR called The Vocal Hour, which features female vocalists across a variety of genres and eras

My Studio Equipment

I work with Maximus Studios in Fresno, California.
They work with voice artists in-studio and from afar constantly in order to fulfill work for clients, so they are set up for all types of recording scenarios.

Additional Skills

I'm an efficient and accurate reader.
I've worked 25 years as a classroom teacher and vocalist, choreographer, and radio host. In addition, I've served as a private consultant to school districts, training administrators and teachers. People always say that my voice is clear, pleasant, engaging, and easy to listen to, and my students love how I change my voice or accent during lessons to keep them engaged and laughing. They say this also helps them to remember things they've learned.

I've done so much studio work since childhood that I'm a quick study, get it right the first time, usually, and I've developed a great relationship with the engineers at Maximus Studios where they do a lot of work with voice actors. My experience in all of the performing arts, on stage, and behind the scenes gives me a real sense of how things need to work together smoothly to make the final "product" the best it can be.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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