College of Arts and Humanities
Tara D. Snyder

Tara D. Snyder, M.F.A.

Tara D. Snyder is a Musical Theatre Voice Specialist and Associate Professor for Theatre UCF.  Her area of expertise is musical theatre, with an emphasis on the singing voice and related research in vocal health and stage violence.  Tara has presented on topics including healthy vocal violence, Estill Voice Training in the musical theatre classroom, and social media's impact on collegiate recruitment at international arts, musical theatre and voice conferences from New York city to Harvard University to Styria, Austria.  Her performance credits include regional theatre, film, television, opera, voice-overs, new show workshops, concerts, and studio recordings.  Recent favorite roles include directing/producing/singing in a ReuKnighted: UCF Sings 50 Years of Hits at the internationally known Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, Rose in Gypsy, Lela Rogers in Backwards in High Heels and Miss Knag/Mrs. Wittiterly in only the 7th production of the stage epic The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.  Tara is one of only 37 Certified Course Instructors in the world with Estill Voice International. She uses the Estill training model in the classroom as well as in her own professional endeavors. Tara is also an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors' Actor Combatant holding certifications in Unarmed, Single Sword, Quarterstaff, Knife and Rapier & Dagger weapons. Previous teaching engagements include the Professional Actor Training Program at Wright State University and Commercial Voice for the Capital University Conservatory of Music. IG/Twitter: @taradsnyder


  • M.F.A. in Musical Theatre from University of Central Florida
  • B.M. in Vocal Performance w/ emphasis in Musical Theatre/Pre-Opera Perf. from Capital University

Research Interests

Musical Theatre
Healthy Vocal Violence for Stage Combat
Social Media

Selected Publications


  • Benson, Elizabeth Ann, Stover, James, Snyder, Tara. “Dual Roles, Dual Voices: Analyzing vocal function in Hamilton: An American Musical through the Estill Voice Model™”. The Voice and Speech and Review. DOI: 10.1080/23268263.2020.1687161.
  • Snyder, Tara. “Retract, then Attack!”. The FightMaster 34.2 (2012): 18-19. Print.


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20847 THE2000 Theatre Survey World Wide Web (W) Available
No Description Available
18269 TPP3272C Estill for Mt - Artistry Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM Available
No Description Available
18513 TPP4923C Mt Applied/studio Voice Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90749 TPP3743C Mt Applied/studio Voice Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61853 TPP6755 Musical Theatre Voice Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) B M,Tu,W,Th,F 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Available
No Description Available

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