Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston, M.F.A.
Office: Maedgen Theatre 261
Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston is an Associate Professor of Voice & Speech at the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. She is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, an active member of Actors' Equity (AEA), the Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA), and contracts as a dialect coach in professional regional theatre. As an actor and vocal coach, her work has been praised by the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Baltimore Sun, Kansas City Star, among others. She continues to perform throughout the US and Europe. Additionally, Rachel freelances with private clients (corporate, non-profit, government) on dialect modification and presentation skills. Her on-going research examines the intersection of performing arts methodologies with atypical and/or vulnerable populations using quantifiable data collection and STEAM collaborations.