Guildhall School of Music and Drama Voice

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Voice

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Voice

Training in Classical Voice

with Janice Chapman and Dr Ron Morris

A multidisciplinary team including authors of Janice Chapman’s internationally recognised book (Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice), specialists from the industry, including the Royal Opera House and the Guildhall School, and leading voice specialists will present a comprehensive course under the leadership of Janice Chapman.

The art of singing has been taught for generations without the benefit of evidence-based science to underpin it.  Due to recent developments in fibre-optic and endoscopy technology, it has become possible to view the voice and build a science-based understanding of how it works.  This knowledge does not replace the empiric writings of the old masters but rather enhances our understanding of past teaching methods.

The course has three specifically tailored strands:

  • Voice teachers/pedagogues
  • Performers
  • Choral conductors/trainers and choral singers

Janice and her team will deliver a five day intensive course which includes Breathing and Support, Accent Method breathing, Postural Alignment, Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Manual Therapy, Phonation, Resonance, Articulation, Mind-skills for Performers and Artistry and Performance.

The course will include:

  • Body/voice warm-ups
  • Plenary lectures
  • Ultra-sound, spectrograph and nasoendoscopy presentations
  • Small practice groups
  • Masterclasses
  • Interactive discussion sessions

About the tutors

Tutors include:

  • Janice Chapman (course leader and author of Singing and Teaching Singing, Professor of Voice)
  • Dr. Ron Morris (speech pathologist, audiologist and vocal pedagogue)
  • Mandy Demetriou (movement coach, Royal Opera House )
  • Jacob Lieberman (voice specialist osteopath)
  • Nicholas Gibbins (head and neck and vocal consultant)
  • Marilyn McCarthy (teaching and learning consultant)
  • Ed Blake (specialist performance physiotherapist, Harley Street)
  • Jayke Branson-Thom (mindskills, Royal Opera House)
  • James Platt (professional singer and pedagogue)
  • Andrew Follin (Certified Master Teacher, Estill Voice Training)
  • Martin Lloyd-Evans (Resident Producer of Opera, Guildhall School)
  • Jeremy Summerly (Choral Director)

Course Schedule

Provisional course schedule available here