Palm Harbor, Florida, US
About Joy Katzen-Guthrie
A vibrant voice combined with superb production and editing skills providing distinctive, rich, articulate voice work and production in commercial, corporate, business, industrial, audiobook, documentary, interview, promo, broadcast, podcast, internet, training, and IVR/phone projects. Specialties: soft sell, instructional, documentary, audiobook, training.
Assured, authentic, warm, and credible with even the most technical copy: “Joy lives up to her name by being an actual joy to work with. She is extremely professional and provides an extraordinarily fast turn-around. Her voice greatly improved our client's technical demonstration CD adding a smooth and soothing element to the final product. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality voice over work,” ~Lisa Livingston of Bluezoom Sensory Marketing.
Vocal qualities/styles include sincere, authentic, warm, genuine, trustworthy, believable, authoritative, knowledgeable, credible, classy, elegant, deep, rich, conversational, approachable, real, relatable, likable, convincing, confident, calming, polished, thoughtful, assured, confident, wise, friendly, clear, fresh, intuitive, encouraging, engaging, inspiring.
Additionally proficient with Hebrew and Mandarin pronunciation.
Equally comfortable with artistic/soft sell copy and technical/professional narration. Convincing and credible with business-related, newsy, informational, logical and journalistic copy. Skilled in radio documentary, human interest, public service, news. Consistent, clear reading in lengthy projects. Specialties include documentary, mature voice, corporate and industrial projects, creative/spiritual/artistic readings, audiobook non-fiction, dialogue, drama, character acting; technical and medical copy, training and instructional materials.Read More
Versatile career as broadcast producer and manager, composer/lyricist/recording artist, scholar-in-residence, and speaker and instructor/lecturer. Broadcast career begun at Tampa Bay’s WPLP/News-Talk Radio as Traffic Director, (promoted to Executive Producer, then Operations Manager). Commercials, public service programming, talk host. Studio recording and music performance since 1981, radio career as producer and announcer for two decades. Repertoire of thousands of songs. Owner/operator of Tune-of-the-Century Music® studios in the Tampa Bay/West Central Florida area. Produce, mix, master recording projects, (music and spoken word). Active session musician, studio vocalist/keyboardist/composer for advertising, educational, and entertainment on TV, radio, cable, internet. Songwriting, Addy, and Silver Angel Awards.
Instructor, speaker, and concert artist since 2000 with world-renowned Eckerd College Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) Institute (St. Petersburg) and University of South Florida’s OLLI Institute (Tampa), Eckerd College Road Scholar, Grand Edventures Learning (Boca Raton), Brandeis University Study Group (Boca Raton), Learn Inn (Jewish Federation of Baltimore) and other adult educational programs. Lectures/concerts/classes consistently rated among the highest (5 stars) in the programs.
Recipient of two appointments to the Florida Artist Residency Directory in 1996 and 1999, funded by the State Division of Cultural Affairs. [Artist Residencies place practicing, professional artists in Florida Schools and Community Colleges to teach all aspects of their art form.] Recipient of two Arts Resource Fund performance arts grants from the Pinellas County Arts Council.
Stephens College (Columbia, MO)
BA (magna cum laude) in Broadcast Communications
BFA (cum laude) in Music
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