Carrie Birmingham

Carrie has been an active performer in ballet and musical theatre from a young age, initially performing in am-dram and dance showcases across Lancashire. As a young musician she has also served in woodwind and jazz orchestras on 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 through the London College of Music. She currently holds teaching positions at Leeds College of Music – training undergraduates in music performance, music production and song writing – and at Edge Hill University as Associate Tutor in Vocal Technique to BA (Hons) Musical Theatre students.

Her primary teaching takes place at her own private studio Pro Vox, specialising in Contemporary and Commercial Music vocal training and artist development for performers from six years old to adult. With more than ten years’ teaching experience she is about to finish her MA in Applied Practice of Vocal Pedagogy specialising in her subject matter around ‘Singing Ears’ – which was ignited by her own hearing impairment and hearing aid use.

She has been a member of AOTOS for more than six years and in that time has seen the amazing community and network of voice and singing specialists they work with. She is eager to learn and share with other specialists and assist in the bringing together of teachers and voice users in the North. Since being appointed North Area Representative in July 2017 she has had wonderful time on council and hopes to assist with the continuation of professional advice, care and training to active voice users, teachers and performers in the UK.