Instructors

Kate Hart – Voice Coach

KateKate Hart, Owner of the Holistic Voice Institute and Michigan Voice Over Talent is a sound therapist, singer, voice and voice over coach who works extensively in connecting students with their “core” voice and various health issues. In addition to coaching she spent 40 years singing and training as an actor, singer, producer and playwright, garnering over 50 industry awards (including four Grammy nominations). Kate’s vocal journey took her through classical, somatic, jazz improvisation training and an overall study of almost every genre of music. Ms. Hart is living proof that even with challenges, the voice can improve. Kate has completed hundreds of voice lessons and attended numerous seminars including: nutrition, Alexander technique, kinesiology & reflexology along with visualization techniques. Her mission is to give the client the tools they need to make the artistic choices they are inspired to make.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Formed the Americana group “Schoman and Hart”
  • Launched Michigan’s only Voice Over Talent site
  • Numerous workshops for meditation and healing.
  • Owner of the Holistic Voice Institute
  • Owner of Michigan Center for Sound Healing
  • Creator of the first healing music downloadable Website, MusicforBodySpiritWellness.com
  • Published close to 100 compositions for healing.
  • 2009 Nominated Detroit Music Award Best Blues Recording
  • 2008 Strut Magazine recipient for best group
  • 2007 Nominated for 10 Detroit Music Awards.
  • Winner of the 2004, 2005 & 2006 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Rhythm and Blues Band, Outstanding Rhythm and Blues Recording and Outstanding Live Performance.
  • Nominated for a collective 28 Detroit Music Awards – Recipients of 23.
  • 2006 Tour filmed for documentary with Emmy-Award-winning director.
  • Performed and composed the Birthday song for Macy’s Thankgsgiving Day Parade opening the live feed to over 100 Million Households.
  • 2005 – Detroit Music Awards recipient for Outstanding Blues Songwriter.
  • 2004- Detroit Music Awards recipient for Outstanding Blues Songwriter and nominated for Outstanding Blues Vocalist.
  • Performed at the Superbowl for the NFL owners and players!
  • Performed National Anthem on Fan Appreciation Day for the Detroit Tigers.
  • After one year after moving back to Detroit, included as one of the influential musical artist in the Metro times 100 year musical genealogy chart.
  • Featured in national publications such as Living Blues Magazine, Blues Revue Magazine, Blues Wax and Blues Beat.
  • Featured on one-hour television show with Olympic Figure skating and Christmas tree lighting in Detroit.
  • Took part in national women’s charity event and included in upcoming women’s feature film.
  • Partnered with film company, Streetlamp Studios.
  • Signed with Silk City Records
  • Penned and starred in play, We Are Not Good Girls, which ran in major theatres in Detroit and Seattle.
  • Featured on Nationally Syndicated Radio shows and receiving airplay all over the world.
  • Endorsement deal with “Dancing Dingo” all natural beauty products, with a personalized name/flavor lip balm.
  • Launched “Detroit Women” clothing line along with national merchandising campaign mentored by NGI who also handle Dolly Parton, Wynonna, Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks.
  • Added to the Detroit Public Library’s catalogue of music.
  • Artist of the Week – 2003 Detroit News.
  • Bulldog Award – 2001 Performer of the Year.
  • 1999 Women’s Leadership Award
  • 1997-2007 – Penned / featured in Blues musical, We Are Not Good Girls.
  • NAMA Awards – 1992 Recipient for Best Blues Recording.
  • NAMA Awards – 1992 Recipient for Best Blues Band.
  • Muddy Awards – 1991 Best Female Blues Singer.
  • Formed Seattle Women
  • Signed with Biograph Records
  • Released “Tonight I Want It All.”
  • 1972 National release of Syncopated Love
  • 1971 Only white artist to sign with Stag Records

Joe Ternullo

Joe TernulloFor many years he heard the question, “Are you on the Radio, the Television?” or “You should be doing commercials.” While flattered and interested there was never time to pursue a career in Voice Over Acting. Working in the family construction business, being involved with community organizations; Harrison Industrial Corridor Association, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Foundation, Selfridge Air Force Base Community Council, County Sheriff’s Mounted Division, and a Mediator/Arbitrator volunteering as the Township Condemnation Hearing Officer, all left little time to think about taking on another venture.

Four years ago, free time became available allowing Joe to take an Adult Ed course on Voice Overs with his wife Tammy. After taking the course and hearing the instructor’s enthusiasm he was very interested but, after the company’s sales pitch he realized the cost was a little more than he wanted to spend. While still intrigued by the idea and after doing extensive research, his wife Tammy wanted to surprise Joe for Christmas. It was then that she found Kate Hart and Michigan Voice Over Talent.

Joe has taken voice classes and continues to train and excel under Kate’s tutelage. He has been hired for many Voice Overs and is represented by several Talent Agencies across the country.

Currently, Joe has five local commercials running on Television. He has completed Voice Overs for companies in many states and Europe. Also, Joe has done several Narrations for both online and live use along with an hour-­‐long “History Channel” type Documentary that was featured at the 2014 Film Festival held at Michigan State University. He has and continues to get many auditions on a national basis.

Joe quickly found that to compete, you must have professional equipment and a home studio, along with a marketing plan. Joe has assembled examples of what he has found after talking with equipment dealers, duplication companies, graphic and photographic professionals, meeting with Voice-­‐Over Talents, and an enormous amount of internet research. Joe is now able to share his findings, giving the novice an inexpensive and professional way to get started in the Voiceover Business.

Chrissy Morgan

Chrissy Morgan | Instructor at Michigan Voice Over TalentChrissy Morgan has been singing along with her family since she was a little girl living in New Jersey. Throughout her high school education, she participated in theatre, musical theatre, and choir. When she moved to Michigan, she joined in local theatre, independent films, and took improvisational classes at Detroit Second City and Planet Ant Theatre. It was at this time that she joined the original rock band Bricktown Station. They’ve been together for more than a decade and have performed at music festivals, the Detroit Opera House for Bravo Bravo, and Campus Martius Park.  She’s also a backup vocalist with other local bands of all genres of music. This has given her the opportunity to perform on a tour of the east coast, the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, and both TV and radio stations. She’s proud to say that she has also recorded her voice on over 20 different albums. Chrissy continues to perform as a jazz trio with many talented musicians around town and is currently working on a solo project. Save