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Robert Gontier

Robert Gontier


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Robert is currently a Professor of Voice and Text at Sheridan.  He has a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Voice Studies from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London (UK) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance Acting from Ryerson University.  He has had the pleasure of teaching and presenting about Voice and Performance in several different countries, including; the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States and across Canada.  He has taught on the faculties of the Canadian Opera Company, Royal Conservatory of Music – Learning through the Arts, and Young People’s Theatre.  His guest teaching credits include; The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Ryerson University, and Canada’s National Ballet School.  Robert is also a playwright, book writer and lyricist.  His works include; Johnny Jackson and His Heavenly Passion, book/co-lyrics for both In Flanders Fields (Betty Mitchell nom) and Central Park Tango (Playwrights Guild nom), which was presented as part the inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan.  He was mentored by renowned music theatre writers, Leslie Arden and Jim Betts, and is proud to be a past participant of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project in association with the American Music Theatre Project where he worked with Tony-Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tony-Award nominee Craig Carnelia.  Professional memberships; Canadian Voice Care Foundation, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, British Voice Association, International Centre for Voice, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Dramatist Guild of America.
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