Learning Collaborative

The Antioch College Learning Collaborative is a public program offering workshops to the community.

Learning Collaborative offerings are scheduled quarterly: Summer (July – August), Fall (September – December), Winter (January – March), and Spring (April – June).

Also, coming this summer, special Antioch Institutes! Details will be announced soon.

Scroll down for current course offerings, details, and online registration.

Spring 2019 Offerings

April 17 – June 12

Students learn the fundamentals of guitar playing in a supportive, non-threatening class setting, where they can blend into the group and enjoy taking part in music making. The course content includes identifying the parts of the guitar, building a basic chord vocabulary, grouping chords into key groups, playing basic strum patterns, reading tab and chord diagrams, identifying open strings and frets by note name, and the basics of blues guitar. Students must supply their own instrument. Deadline to register is April 12, 2019.

  • Instructor: Kevin Mulhall
  • Cost: $85
  • Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 6:50 PM for 9 weeks, April 17 – June 12
  • Maximum Enrollment: 10
  • Location: Joe Cali Room, Olive Kettering Library (Campus Map)
  • Open to participants 16 years and older.

April 20 – May 18

The goal of this workshop is for you to learn to sing better and to enjoy doing it. It is suitable both for beginners and for those who have sung for some time but would like to hone their technique. We use fun warm-ups to learn basic vocal techniques (singer’s breathing, the use of “shout” muscles, how to open the throat to negotiate the “break”), and we sing simple folksongs to practice the techniques. Skills gained may include increased vocal range and volume, improved breath management, accurate intonation, and a happy heart. Each session provides attention to the individual voice as appropriate and desired. Deadline to register is April 17, 2019.

  • Instructor: Bev Logan
  • Cost: $50
  • Schedule: Saturdays, 1:30 – 2:30 PM for 4 weeks, April 20 – May 18; also includes a brief private session with the instructor, arranged individually between April 20 and April 26
  • Location: Rockford Chapel (Campus Map)
  • Open to participants 15 years and older.

April 7 – 28 & May 12 – June 9

In this group class we use rounds, “partner songs,” and 2-part harmony to practice keeping to our own voice part while others are singing something different.

  • Instructor: Bev Logan
  • Cost: $40 per series
  • Schedule:
    • Series #1: Sundays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
      4 weeks, April 7 – 28
    • Series #2:  Sundays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
      4 weeks, May 12 – June 9 (No class June 2)
      • Deadline to register is May 8, 2019.
  • Location: Rockford Chapel (Campus Map)

April 15 – May 13

Voice-Over Basics is an introduction to voice-over (“VO”) performing and acting behind the microphone. Students will learn what types of VO jobs are available (commercial, narration, animation, et. al.) as well as get an overall understanding of how to pursue a VO career. Attention will be paid to definition & genres, demos, professional protocol, marketing & resources, with some time spent on microphone placement & recording technique. Home recording studio set up and auditioning will also be addressed. A syllabus for what is to be discussed each week as well as handbook will be distributed. Deadline to register is April 10, 2019.

  • Instructor: Teri Clark Linden
  • Cost: $360
  • Location: McGregor 149 (Campus Map)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6:00 – 9 PM for 5 weeks, April 15 – May 15
  • Maximum Enrollment: 12

May 20 – June 17


June 3 – 24

In this class students will get a better understanding of what it takes to be a voice-over actor, with a focus on commercial and narration scripts. Special attention will be paid to developing microphone techniques and skills, and self-direction. Over 4 weeks students will get the opportunity to practice and record several scripts with the Instructor’s direction guiding text analysis and performance. Students will also be given the opportunity to practice recording in the voice-over genre of their choice, be it commercial, audiobook, educational narration or character/cartoon.

The instructor is a professional working actress and audiobook narrator, and has been a member of the SAG-AFTRA & Actors Equity Association performers unions for 25 years. She has voiced hundreds of voice-over commercials, corporate narrations and audiobooks, and trained and taught voiceover alongside top LA, NY and Chicago voice-over Talent/Teachers Pat Fraley, Pamela Lewis and Sherri Berger. Through her workbook Spring Into Voice-Over she has introduced many beginning students into the world of performing behind the microphone, coaching several towards their first commercial demos. Students will receive informative handouts, scripts and copies of what they record in class.

  • Instructor: Teri Clark Linden, www.tericlarklinden.com
  • Cost: $200
  • Location: McGregor 126 (Campus Map)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 4 weeks, June 3 – 24
  • Minimum Enrollment: 5
  • Maximum Enrollment: 10


  • Cancellations of registration within a week of the program start date by the attendee are non-refundable. Registrants will be refunded if the workshop is canceled due to low enrollment. Workshops must have at least five participants. Registration must be completed by the first day of the workshop.
  • Please note that these are non-credit bearing opportunities and financial assistance is not available.
  • For questions about the workshops and registration, please contact Hannah Spirrison, Antioch College director of innovation and institutional effectiveness, at 937-319-0128 or hspirrison@antiochcollege.edu.