North Area Representative
My name is Julie Thompson, a vocal coach, teacher, and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire since 2016. Besides my academic role, I am a singer and collaborative songwriter, with experience performing in diverse bands across Europe, notably in Germany for 11 years. During that time, I also taught voice at a German university, guiding aspiring performers and music teacher students.
With over 15 years of teaching, I have worked privately, conducted workshops, masterclasses, and collaborated with record labels as a voice coach. My journey in vocal pedagogy took me to Copenhagen for three years, and since then, I am committed to continuous learning, actively participating in voice events nationally and across Europe. I am a strong advocate for knowledge sharing and fostering a supportive community, respecting each individual's unique path, especially within the singers and teachers’ community. Inclusivity is vital to me, as I believe we can learn so much from one another.
Representing the northern region, I plan to use my connection with Leeds Conservatoire to promote AOTOS events and collaborate with practitioners and professionals. With my European network in the field of voice, I aim to engage experts as guests or collaborators for Association events. I am really grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to connecting with other voice teachers and experts in this community, and contributing to the association's growth and support!