VOICE OVER VIRTUAL
Meet Winners Of 'Voice Over Virtual'
Scholarships & Hear Winning Auditions
September 13, 2013
Note: The giant online Voice Over Virtual conference opens September 18, 2013. Main social media activity days are September 18-20, and attendees can access the 50+ training recordings through November 30, 2013. To register, please click here or visit: www.voiceovervirtual.com/registration-options.
(VOXtra) - They answered the call and won!
Voice actor Dawn McKinley (pictured) was top winner and voice actors Tina Wilson and Amy Warner (pictures below) were runners up in the Voice Over Virtual conference scholarship program - each winning a free tuition to the giant online event September 18-20, 2013, produced by VoiceOverXtra.
Twenty voice actors entered the competition, which included an audition voicing the scripts "Answer The Call" or "Imagine That" - where a voice actor realizes the convenience of attending this Internet-based training and networking event.
The scholarship program was part of the VO Peeps Career Education Fund program - administered by voice actor and VO Peeps founder Anne Ganguzza - in collaboration with the LA/OC chapter of MCA-I (Media Communications Association - International).
"All of the scholarship entries had merit, and the winners are especially congratulated for shining through in this tough competition," says Voice Over Virtual producer John Florian, who was also a competition judge. "Everyone described a valid need and credible career goals," he adds, "so the tipping point for me was a natural, personal read of the audition."
ACCESS TRAINING THRU NOV. 30
The totally-online Voice Over Virtual conference features 50+ recorded educational sessions from the voice over industry's top trainers and professionals, which allows attendees to customize training to fit their schedule.
Attendees can access the on-demand training recordings through November 30, 2013.
September 18, 19 and 20 have been designated the main days for social media-style interaction (daily from 3 to 11 p.m. U.S. Eastern time), including:
MEET SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ...
"Thank you and congratulations to all VOV Scholarship applicants for their impressive efforts and developing VO skills," says Florian, the conference producer who is also founder/publisher of VoiceOverXtra - the voice over industry's online news, education and resource center.
"And let's give a special congratulations to our three winners!"
Scholarship winners were announced at the online Voice Over Virtual - VO Peeps Open House on September 7. After the announcement, VoiceOverXtra invited the winners to introduce themselves.
In their own words ...
Dawn McKinley is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has found a new passion. Being asked to voice a recent television and radio spot in her home town sparked her interest in a voice over career and saved her from her world of outbreak disease investigations that, after 13 years, had become mundane.
Being educated about this business and learning the skills necessary to service copy was her first priority, and after much research chose Nancy Wolfson as the coach to lead her. Having worked with both Nancy and Jeff Freeman with Braintracks Audio, she has learned so much and knows with them, the sky is the limit to what she will accomplish.
Dawn has been a sponge soaking up everything she can and is excited how Voice Over Virtual falls in line with her business plan, where education is first. She is truly humbled and thankful to be chosen as a scholarship recipient and looks forward to using what she's learned to be an excellent service provider to clients in the very near future.Tina Wilson
Iíve been doing voice work for almost 10 years now. Where has the time gone?Amy Warner
Amy Warnerís dream of becoming a voice over artist was sparked when she was just a young girl, after recording a PSA for a Girl Scout project in her little hometown of Winfield, KS.REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE HERE ...
For more about the online Voice Over Virtual conference and to register to receive this unprecedented array of training and interactive networking features, please click here or visit www.VoiceOverVirtual.com.
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