Carrie BirminghamCarrie has been an active performer in ballet and musical theatre from a young age, initially performing in amateur drama and dance showcases across Lancashire. As a young musician she has also served in woodwind and jazz orchestras, playing flute and alto saxophone; she now fronts alternative-grunge-rock band Figures, who have been broadcast by BBC Introducing numerous times since 2015.

In 2009 she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Popular Music and Drama Theatre Studies from Liverpool Hope University and has since trained as a ‘Popular Vocals’ singing teacher via the London College of Music. She provides peripatetic singing training across the Merseyside region, teaching for two council music services, alongside running her own private studio Pro Vox, specialising in CCM vocal training and artist development. Now beginning her ninth year as a vocal teacher based in Liverpool, she recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in the Applied Practice of Vocal Pedagogy, and is currently active in voice science research, hoping to complete the full MA and continue to PhD study in coming years.

Carrie has been a member of AOTOS for four years and in that time has seen the amazing community and network of voice and singing specialists growing. She is eager to learn and share with other specialists and assist in the bringing together of teachers and voice users in the North. As the newly appointed North Area Representative she hopes to assist with the continuation of professional advice, care and training to active voice users, teachers and performers.