Tavia Gilbert

Award winning, sophisticated long-form narration

Voice Description

Whether you’re looking for a producer, a narrator, a voice actor, a stage actor, or a singer—and with Tavia you get all of the above— you’re looking for someone with expertise, experience, and a creative eye. Ultimately, you want someone who understands your vision and can express it artistically. However, you also need someone who can see the big picture. Here’s a list of questions you should consider when hiring talent:

What are your ultimate goals for the project?
What resources will best and most efficiently achieve your goals?
How can you work to maximize product and profit while still creating something effective and successful?
Tavia will work with you and for you; contact her today.

"Captures life..." Booklist

"Superb performance that includes a myriad of emotions..." AudioFile

"Amazing in her ability to transition between numerous charactes" Library Journal

"The perfect conduit to relate the complex..." Publishers Weekly

"A passionate and unflinching reader..." School Library Journal

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American English, British English, Australian/So. African English, American South, Asian, Cockney, French, German, Irish, Italian, Midwest, New York, Russian, Spanish

My Voice Experience

Tavia Gilbert (AFTRA-SAG) is an award-winning narrator with more than 150 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science, religion…Tavia’s range of genres is a direct result of her intuitive interpretation, clever diction and pacing, and sensitivity to each author’s or publisher’s needs. Click here for examples and reviews.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

Tavia is also a producer with nine years experience. After moving to Portland, Maine in 2001, she studied audio documentary production at the Salt Institute. With 11 years of paralegal experience, Tavia has a clear understanding and appreciation for the business side of her world, including contractual language and legal strategy. Her creative eye, vivid personality, and experience and contacts help her cast the highest caliber of artists, including actors, musicians, videographers, and other talent. Her clients hire her again and again, recognizing her exceptional work and the advantage they have in someone with both a creative and business mind.

Tavia’s presence is realistic and compelling without being melodramatic; her voice is ideally suited to professional and corporate voiceover work. In addition, she is an accomplished actress and singer. Her warmth, breadth, and range offer countless possibilities for producers.

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball (Tantor): Audie Finalist 2012 — Memoir

The Adults by Alison Espach (Dreamscape): Library Journal Top 10 Fiction for 2011, Booklist Editor’s Choice Top Adult Audiobooks of 2011, Booklist starred review —  Contemporary Fiction

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner (Christian Audio): Audie Finalist 2010 — Inspirational Fiction

First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost (Blackstone): — Paranormal Romance
Audible Top 5 Romance 2010

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Blackstone): Speaking of Audiobooks Listeners Favorite Audiobook of 2012 — Paranormal Romance

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan (Blackstone): Audie Finalist 2009, Library Journal Top 10 Non-Fiction Audiobook of 2008 — Memoir

The Scent of Rain & Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Blackstone): Booklist's Top Audiobooks for Adult Listeners 2010, Booklist starred review, Publisher's Weekly starred review — Crime Fiction

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos (Blackstone): Earphones Award — Literary Fiction

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson (Brilliance): Earphones Award — YA Fiction

The Everafter by Amy Huntley (Brilliance): School Library Journal starred review — YA Fiction

Animal Tales by Melody Warnick (PlainTales): Parent's Choice Silver Award — Children's Fiction

The Gingerbread Man & Other First Tales by M. Warnick (PlainTales): Parent's Choice Silver Award — Children's Fiction

My Training

BFA in Acting — Cornish College of the Arts

MFA in Writing — Vermont College of Fine Arts

Commercial and Documentary Voiceover Coaching — Nancy Wolfson, Marla Kirban

Audiobook Narration Training — Pat Fraley

Alto in a cappella Renaissance choir — Renaissance Voices (10 years)

My Studio Equipment

Whisper Room
Rode NT2-A condenser mic
Symetrix 528E preamp
DBX 160a compressor
and love

Additional Skills

Quick Memorization
Public Presentation

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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