Covid 19 Bursary fund
We have now opened applications for our new Covid 19 bursary fund to assist current members with their subscription fees for 2021. We are accepting donations to this fund until 22 November; if you are in a position to donate, please do consider clicking this link to donate directly to this fund.
There are currently four bursary funds open for applications, available to members and non-members. Find out about all our bursaries here.
Singing, aerosols and COVID – what does the PERFORM study tell us?
500 people joined us for our first live webinar on Thursday 17 September. You can catch up with the recording here: https://youtu.be/
Confirmation of incorporation of AOTOS
This is to confirm that with effect from 1 November 2020, AOTOS will now be operating as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) (which is the corporate model specifically introduced for charities), under registered charity number 1190787.
Members will recall that they gave their approval to the incorporation at the 2018 AGM. The change is the result of a modernisation and regularisation exercise to ensure that AOTOS is run in accordance with charity law and also best practice recommendations. The incorporation will not in any way affect the services provided by AOTOS and the rights and benefits of its members.
From 1 November 2020 all current AOTOS memberships will automatically transfer to the CIO. All renewals of membership from 1 January 2021 onwards will be made via the CIO. (The current Council members of the Unincorporated Charity, who are also the first Trustees of the CIO, will remain members of the Unincorporated Charity simply for the purposes of dealing with any post incorporation matters).
A copy of the new governing document, a CIO constitution, can be found on the website here.
If you have any queries please contact Nicola-Jane Kemp, Chair of Trustees, at firstname.lastname@example.org
AOTOS – the Association of Teachers of Singing
AOTOS was founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing. We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world.
All AOTOS activities and services are open to members specialising in teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel; privately or in school, college or conservatoire.
Autumn Series 2020
In response to our 'Moving Forward' survey and the current climate, AOTOS has launched a brand new series of online events, starting with two Live National Webinars (open to all) and a monthly zoom chat (for AOTOS members only). Members can catch up with a number of these in the Members' Resources area of the website.
Our next event is the final AOTOS zoom chat this season – Warming up a choir or individual – what should we be warming up? – a live presentation and Q&A with Wilma MacDougall on Thursday 19 November.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) for a second year to introduce the eight young singers selected to join the NYCGB Fellowship to the world of singing teaching. Find out more about the Teaching Mentors Partnership here.