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VOICEOVER DEMOS

ABOUT THE DEMOS

In addition to the vocal performances, MICHAEL MASUMOTO provided all of the music, sound engineering and final mixing for these demos. If you would like to engage Michael's services, please press the "Connect with Me" button at the top of the Voicezam player above.

If you would like to hear more of Michael's music, please visit the Music section of this website. If you would like to see some of Michael's work as a filmmaker, please visit the Video section of this website. Thanks!

ABOUT THE ARTIST

MICHAEL MASUMOTO is a long-time Multimedia professional. During the dot-com boom, he was the principal web programming professor at San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program. During his time there, he became the unofficial voice of the SFSU MSP, providing voiceovers for online courses, talking books, interactive advertising, etc. In recent years, as a filmmaker, he has provided voiceovers, on-camera performances and music for many video projects.

Michael's background is in Opera; he composed and produced 6 operas by the age of 30. He has a Master's degree in Music Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a minor in Voice. He trained as a Wagnerian opera singer under Heldentenors Jess Thomas and Stan Norsworthy.

Michael teaches voice as a proponent of the Melocchi Method, a radical Italian voice building regimen championed by operatic tenors Mario Del Monaco and Franco Corelli. In 2017, he expanded upon the Melocchi Method and finally mechanically corrected his own voice; that is why his voice sounds so different when you compare his voiceover demos to his old video projects . Michael now possesses more than two-and-a-half octaves of operatic full voice, and can speak/sing anything from second baritone to basso profondo.

In addition to years of experience performing, directing or music directing in regional theater, Michael has also done a fair amount of improvisational comedy work with San Francisco's Dickens and Renaissance Faires.

MICHAEL MASUMOTO is an online education pioneer, producing, writing and/or voicing many web-based technical training courses. He also produced, wrote, programmed and voiced the first interactive talking children's book for the Web, the award-winning "Boogers and Boogeymen."

In 2010, Michael founded a high-end art furniture workshop in partnership with his husband, Kai Herd. Their work has won top prizes in competitions throughout California.

Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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