Friday 25 July
|09.30||Council arrive for coffee|
|10.00 – 13.00||Council meeting|
|15.00||TEA & COFFEE|
|16.00||Janice Thompson AOTOS Chairman – Welcome|
|16.15 – 16.45||Dr Meribeth Dayme, Resident Guest Speaker
Back to the Future: creating new paradigms from the old
|16.45 – 17.30||Ian Anderson Gray
Digital Marketing & Social Media for Singing Teachers
|17.30 – 18.30||Dr Jenevora Williams
What is a Warm-up?
What happens when we warm up? – with examples and explanations
|20.30 – 21.30||Dr Meribeth Dayme
A little after dinner get-to-know-you session
A short workshop featuring vocal exercises that are funny, therapeutic, healthy, and artistic at the same time
Saturday 26 July
|09.15 – 10.00||Rachel Little and Christopher Wray
Something old, something new, something borrowed, nothing blue!
A practical warm up session for all – be prepared to sing and move!
|10.00 – 11.00||Dr Alan Watson
How Singers breathe
An attempt to separate fact from fiction by providing an overview of the process
of breathing in singers based on objective scientific studies
|11.00||TEA & COFFEE|
|11.30 – 13:00||Liza Hobbs
The Golden Age
Teaching the older singer – the benefits and the limitations
|14.20 – 14.30||Chairman’s Introduction to AOTOS SEMINARS
Singing Teaching in the Community – Practical Sessions
|14.30 – 15.10||
|15.15 – 15.55||
|15.55 – 16.00||AOTOS Seminars
Conclusions and Findings
|16.00||TEA & COFFEE|
|16.30 – 18.30||Dr Meribeth Dayme
Masterclass and Workshop
A session for both singers and audience. Please bring short song samples to use for the exercises. Followed by questions and answers.
|20.30 – 21.30||Heidi Pegler presents What’s in the bag?
Music Bag Essentials – Repertoire not to leave home without!
Sunday 27 July
|09.15 – 10.00||Start the Day with the AOTOS Teacher Training Team
Teacher Training Director Margaret Aronson and Admin Assistant Joy Naylor
offer information and warm-ups
|10.00 – 11.00||David Lawrence presents Choral Singing Today and Tomorrow
The currents trends in choral singing from David’s perspective and the collaborative possibilities which exist between singing teachers and conductors, plus an extended Q + A session on what the future may hold.
|11.00||TEA & COFFEE|
|11.30 – 12.30||AGM|
|12.30 – 13.00||Dr Susan Yarnall Monks
Leo Sings! A summary of the European project partnered by EVTA
Exploring opportunities, similarities and differences in vocal education across Europe.
|13.00 – 14.15||LUNCH|
|14.15 – 15.00||The Future of the Private Singing Teacher
Round Table Discussion.
|15.00||Dr Meribeth Dayme
Improve your performance by drawing your song.
A form of “musical graffiti” that you may never have experienced. Please come prepared with a well-learned song and some coloured pens to use for this exercise.
|16.00||Chairman’s Closing Speech|
The Council reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice in the event of any unforeseen circumstances