Danielle Meunier

Job title
Head of Theatre & Dance
01326 255877 Ext: 5877

Danielle Meunier's origins lie in classical singing and voice & speech with a BMus (Canada) and MA Voice Studies from Central School of Speech & Drama (UK). Performance experience has been developed as a classical singer specialising in Baroque and contemporary performance with a practice that spreads across Canada, UK, and Ireland. As a voice coach she works with occupational voice users in the fields of acting, singing, teaching and business. Her research interests lie in the intersections between speech and song, extended vocal practices, textual expression, vocal improvisation and voice with dancers. 

Danielle is a 'Designated Linklater Teacher', a certified 'Core Singing Teacher' (Dr Meribeth Dayme), a certified 'Natural Voice Practioner' (Frankie Armstrong) and trained in the Accent Method. Her vocal and physical work is informed by additional studies with: Barbara Houseman, Roy Hart practitioners, Miranda Tufnell and Feldenkrais and Alexander technique approaches. A keen enthusiast of many musical styles, Danielle has explored singing practices with Kevin Crawford and Jonathan Hart (Roy Hart Theatre, Fr), Frankie Armstrong (UK), Meredith Monk (USA), Theatr Zar (Poland) and The Pilpani Family (Georgia) in contemporary, folk, Eastern European and Georgian singing styles, as well as connecting with her heritage of French Canadian and Scottish folksong. Danielle continues to perform in her spare time through the mediums of early music, traditional song and 'multichannel on-location performance recording tinged with electronica' through collaboration with composer Dr Philip Reeder.  Additional collaborations with composers include: Federico Reuben, Tobin Stokes, Stephen Brown, and Murray Adaskin.


YearQualificationAwarding body
Designated Linklater Teacher (DLT)
Kristin Linklater
Core Singing™ Teacher Certification
Dr Meribeth Bunch Dayme
MA Voice Studies
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London
Certified Natural Voice Practitioner
Frankie Armstrong
BA Music: classical vocal performance
Vancouver Academy of Music
Diploma of Music: vocal performance & pedagogy
Victoria Conservatory of Music, Camosun College

Honours and awards


Wendy Greenhill Memorial Award, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

Membership of external committees

Member of Board of Directors, Volcano Theatre Co. (2007-2010)
Member of the Board of Trustees, Voice Care Network (2010-2013)

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Somatic pedagogical approaches to vocal training.
  • Singing as a vehicle for the development of the spoken voice.
  • The development and application of extended voice and song in theatre.
  • Neuroscience applied to the context of performer training.

Research topics

Linklater Vocal Training applied to training of the singer

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Meunier, Danielle (2016) Fátima Miranda (Spain) | ‘Vocal Experimenting in Performance Practice’, in dialogue with Danielle Meunier at Voice Encounters Conference 2016, Wroclaw, Poland. In: Voice Encounters 2016. ‘Vocal Experimenting in Performance Practice’, Fatima Miranda in dialogue with Danielle Meunier, 14-24 April 2016, Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland. (Unpublished) Item availability may be restricted.

Meunier, Danielle (2015) 'Intersections of Neuroscience & Voice Training' presentation delivered at Giving Voice Festival 2015: Listening Mind, Moving Voice. In: Giving Voice Festival 2015: listening mind, moving voice, 10-18 April 2015, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, UK. Item availability may be restricted.


Meunier, Danielle and Bills, Martin (2014) 'Black Nocturne', Martin Bills (composer), Danielle Meunier (soprano). [Performance] (Unpublished) Item availability may be restricted.

Meunier, Danielle and Bills, Martin (2014) 'Twilight and Dreams', Martin Bills (composer), Danielle Meunier (soprano). [Performance] (Unpublished) Item availability may be restricted.



'Creative Vocalising: putting the fun back into warm ups', International Drama Association Conference, Swansea University


'Voice, Mind and Language', Voice Care Network Annual Conference 2012. Bristol University. (Organiser)


'Sounding the Space', Townhill Theatre, Swansea


Soloist for 'Dona Nobis Pacem' by Vaughan Williams, Swansea Philharmonic Choir & Chamber Orchestra of Wales, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea


'Cantatas & Sonatas' Recital, guest soloist with Boxwood Baroque Consort, St Peter’s Church, Swansea


Soloist for 'Regina Coeli' by W A Mozart, Swansea Philharmonic Choir, Oystermouth Church, Mumbles


Folksongs with Steve Cooney, Liberty Hall, Dublin


Areas of teaching

Voice Technique
Vocal Improvisation
Voice & Movement

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Acting
BA(Hons) Theatre
BA(Hons) Music
BA(Hons) Popular Music

CPD delivered

Presentation & Speech Skills for Lecturers
Vocal Skills for Teachers in Training

Professional engagement