Musical theatre – it’s here to stay!
Vocal techniques and styles appropriate for musical theatre
with Bryan Husband
Sunday 21 May 2017
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG
Bryan has over 30 years’ experience in the singing profession, as performer and coach. He trained at the Royal College of Music, London, and later at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has taught at many of the country’s leading drama schools, and is a member of the faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, where he is a member of the music examining panel.
His students have appeared in many West End shows: Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Sister Act, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You, Chicago, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Oliver! Billy Elliot, The Lion King and Blood Brothers among them; also in the major touring shows, such as The Rocky Horror Show, Whistle Down the Wind and The Sound of Music. Students of his were runners-up in the Grease is the Word and Any Dream Will Do television programmes.
He is particularly interested in the technique of ‘belt’ and in the combination of acting and singing skills. He has sung extensively in opera houses – including Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble, Frankfurt and the Netherlands Touring Opera – and in musical theatre, including productions at the Bridewell Theatre, London. Recent performances have taken him to Cyprus, France and Hong Kong. He also has extensive TV, radio and recording experience.
- 10.30am: Registration
- 11am: Talk and presentation on vocal techniques and styles appropriate for musical theatre
- 1pm: Lunch
- 2.15pm: A workshop using two students from Trinity Laban
- 3.30pm: A workshop opportunity for delegates to try out these techniques; question and answer session
- 4.30pm: Finish
Food and refreshments
- We will be adding details later, but as the venue is so central, it’s easy to get food or bring your own.
- Members: £45 (£40 if booked before end of March)
- Non-members: £50 (£45 if booked before end of March)
- Students: £20
Contact Central Representative Zoe Turner with any queries, or book online now and pay by credit card, debit card or Paypal. There’s an early bird discount of £5 on member and non-member prices if you book by 31 March.
Area Representative: Zoe Turner
The Central Area covers the East and West Midlands, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire and Cheshire. At our Area Development Days, I hope to bring together members from my area to have a fun but informative day – to keep friendships going, to make new ones, and to support one another in our vocation. It’s quite a large area to cover and so Birmingham is a great central place to convene as it has excellent travel connections. I would like to welcome all members both longstanding and new to the day and to invite non-members to have an insight into what we do. I look forward to meeting everyone but please do email me about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoe Turner
Previous Central Area events
May 2016: Simple strategies for teaching musicianship in the singing lesson, with Sally Cathcart
May 2014: Kim Chandler
May 2013: Louise Gibbs