South East Area Development Day 2017

South East Area Development Day 2017

Event Details

Perfect and perform 

workshop and masterclass 

with Mary King

Sunday 14 May 2017

A chance to spend time perfecting your technique but also remembering about the performance.The acclaimed teacher and vocal coach Mary King will spend the day in a masterclass/workshop setting, working with students of teachers from our area in all styles of music. You can just come along and observe the workshop or bring a student to sing and watch them flourish.

Singers young and old, from the age of 13, are welcome and all genres of song will be covered in the class.

Early booking for places with a student is recommended as they are bound to be at a premium. Caroline Jaya-Ratnam will be accompanying all day so teachers can fully benefit from watching Mary work. (Music copies for Caroline should be sent to local representative Jan Spooner Swabey by the end of April.) Please send details of student singers to South-East Representative Jan Spooner Swabey so we can plan the schedule.

Mary, one of AOTOS’s honorary life presidents, is always a favourite speaker and this more practical day will make full use of her great talents. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with one of the outstanding vocal teachers of our age so do come and join us!

Light refreshments are included in the fee but not lunch, so please bring your own.

Provisional timings

10am: Registration and coffee
10.30am: Introduction to the day and housekeeping
10.45: Session 1
11.45am: Comfort break
12 noon: Session 2
1.15pm: Lunch
2.30pm: Session 3
3.45pm: Questions, discussion, summing up
4.30pm: Day ends


The venue is Guildford County School with good transport links from all over the region: the train station is within walking distance. There is limited free parking on site and around Guildford if needed.


  • Member: £50
  • Non-member: £60
  • Student: £20
  • Member plus non-member guest: £40 each
  • Accompanied student (not singing) £20
  • Accompanied student (singing) £10

Contact South East Representative Jan Spooner Swabey with any queries, or book online and pay by credit card, debit card or Paypal. We will email members to let them know when online booking is available.