David Smukler


46 Westmount Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6H 3K1

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DAVID SMUKLER is Director of the Canadian National Voice Intensive which conducts workshops across Canada.  He is a free-lance Voice and Text coach.

He is the founding director of York University’s MFA in Theatre.  He established and led the Voice Teacher Diploma course from 1992 to 2016.  He is now Professor Emeritus.  

After training at Carnegie-Mellon and Columbia University, David was in the first group that Kristin trained.  This initial training program was under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.  He was fortunately to spend his first four years as a teacher working alongside Kristin at NYU.  Subsequently he has worked with such companies as: Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects, Canadian Stage, The Royal Alex, The National Arts Centre (Canada); the Tyrone Guthrie and the Open Theatre (United States), the Royal Court and the English Opera Group (England); as well as the Apple, Centrum and Globe theatre companies in the Netherlands.  He has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, LAMDA, the Toneelschool (Amsterdam), as well as the National Theatre School, the Native Theatre School, Simon Fraser University, The University of Calgary and other actor training institutions across Canada.

As a voice coach in Canada, England, the Netherlands and the United States, he has worked in the entire range of theatre from Shakespeare to opera, musical theatre, film, television, radio, contemporary and experimental theatre and music.  David Smukler has coached on over sixty films and television programs and regularly coaches for various Canadian broadcast companies.