James Alburger

James A.

San Diego, CA

Lesson Details



James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 21+

Teaching since:

James R. Alburger has been teaching voiceover for more than two decades through his VoiceActing Academy in San Diego, CA. He is the author of "The Art of Voice Acting," considered the "bible" of voiceover and the textbook used by more than two dozen universities. James is also an 11-time Emmy recipient for audio production during his 25-year career with NBC. He has directed and coached some of the top voice talent in the U.S. He also handles location sound, audio post-production, dialog coaching, directs voiceover and ADR sessions, and provides voiceover for his clients in the film and video industry. To say the least, James Alburger knows audio production and knows how to get the best performance from his voice actors.

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Producer, Director, Editor
Jan 2017 - Present
Cigma Media

CIGMA MEDIA is the video production unit of VoiceActing, LLC. I work with film and video producers and directors, and corporate clients to create great sound for their film and video projects.

Voice Actor, writer, producer, director, coach
Jan 1998 - Present
VoiceActing Academy

VoiceActing Academy is the training and coaching unit of VoiceActing, LLC.

Executive Producer
Jan 2007 - Aug 2014
VOICE - The VoiceOver International Creative Experience

During the seven years between 2007 and 2014, my business partner and I co-executive produced a series of 5 International voiceover conventions, simply named VOICE. Each convention brought together those eager to learn about voiceover and many of the top professionals in the voiceover field. Our VOICE conventions were held in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Anaheim, CA. Recordings of each convention are available in the VOICE Store at www.VoiceActing.com.

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Recording Engineer & Director
Sep 1972 - Jul 1973
Bell Sound Studios
BS Telecommunications & Film
Sep 1970 - Jun 1972
San Diego State University


Jun 1998
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)

Photos & Videos

An introduction to VoiceActing Academy
James Alburger directing a VO session.

The "Cork" Exercise


3 Reviews

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Debbie Jan 30, 2019
Voice Acting · Online

James is one of the most generous, knowledgable instructors out there. He wrote the bible on Voice Acting with is book The Art of Voice Acting. He cares, he gives of himself freely, he knows what he's talking about and I am honored to have him amongst one of my most favorite coaches on the planet.
Can't say enough about James Alburger

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George Jan 5, 2019
Voice Acting · Online

Jim Alburger is an outstanding voice acting teacher, who genuinely cares about his students. If you are looking for a highly experienced and knowledgeable expert, who has written the best book on voice acting available and knows how to convey that knowledge to his students in a memorable way that gets results, search no further. Jim knows the art, craft and business of voice acting and imparts what he knows to students through individually tailored lessons designed to enable students to discover and apply what they learn in a fun and non-threatening environment. I recommend Jim without reservation. Sincerely, George Asteri, Voice Actor

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Penny Jan 5, 2019
Voice Acting · In studio

Jim is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever had the privilege of working with. He has such kindness toward his students and teaches with empathy and encouragement. He has a way of making everyone feel they can fulfill their dreams. And he makes sure his students know THEY are far more important to him than the money they could pay him. He’s one of a kind with immeasurable talent and knowledge. I am proud to call him a friend.

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