Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July 2020 at Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh
AOTOS are delighted to be hosting a European Voice Teachers Association conference for hundreds of singing teachers from across the globe. It promises to be an exciting event with masterclasses, workshops and recitals in a variety of styles and genres. Many languages will be represented in song including Icelandic, German, English, American, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese and Scottish.
Scottish music will of course be a showcase allowing for exploration of a wonderful folk-song tradition as well as a traditional ceilidh (Scottish dance) for all delegates. Singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will present a showcase of contemporary Scottish music. AOTOS will also share the excellent teaching programme that we have been refining over the last 20 years. It promises to be a fantastic weekend so keep the dates free!
We will be using the fabulous facilities at Stewart’s Melville College (and in particular the Tom Fleming Centre) which is situated in the heart of Edinburgh.
Presenters will include:
Roderick Williams OBE, British baritone – Recital; Masterclass
Cecilia McDowall, British composer – Masterclass on her songs Flights of Angels
Kim Chandler – Masterclass on Contemporary Commercial Music
Karen Brunssen, NATS President (USA) – International Pedagogy; The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan; Masterclass
Nicholas Gibbins – Voice science
Jenevora Williams – Adolescent voices
Ineke van Doorn – Breathing technique for pop and jazz singers; Masterclass on pop and jazz
Prof. Sascha Wienhausen – Complete Vocal Technique presentation; CVT workshop
Patricia Caicedo – Workshop on pronunciation for Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese songs; Masterclass
Martin Vácha – German Romantic Lieder ensembles (Schumann’s Minnelied); Phrasing in Schubert’s vocal music
Norma Enns – Teaching English Song to non-native speakers; English Contemporary Commercial Music in contrast to ‘English Classical Song’
Dr Barbara Hoos de Jokisch, German Singing Teachers Association – Talk on teaching: Kaleidoscope-Model
Eileen and Christopher Field with Andri Björn Róbertsson – Masterclass on Icelandic songs
David McCabe, osteopath – Working with singers
Margaret Bennett – An overview of Gaelic or Scots traditions, with examples; Gaelic work songs
Sue Mitchell – Emmett therapies