Summer 2017 Conference

Summer 2017 Conference

Event Details

Action and interaction!

Feldenkrais, beyond Estill, and multi-genre work

with Linda Hutchison · Dr Gillyanne Kayes · Marcia Carr · Emma Winscom · Juliana Janes Yaffé · Ian Anderson Gray

Friday 21 July to Sunday 23 July

Wills Hall, University of Bristol (BS9 1AE)

Wills Hall, Bristol

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2:30pm Registration

3:30pm Introduction

3:45pm Keynote – ‘After Estill: a conversation we need to have’ – Dr Gillyanne Kayes

4:45pm Questions

5pm ‘Careless Talk Costs Voices – Interpreting Your Client’s Sound’, Part 1 – Emma Winscom

6:30pm Bar

7pm Supper

8pm Introduction to Feldenkrais and voice work – Marcia Carr

8:45pm End of day


9am GROUP 1 Feldenkrais and voice – Marcia Carr GROUP 2 Not just SATB: finding a way in’ – Dr Gillyanne Kayes

10:30am Coffee

11am GROUP 1 ‘Not just SATB: finding a way in’ – Gillyanne Kayes GROUP 2 Feldenkrais and voice – Marcia Carr

12:30pm Rest break

1pm Lunch served

2pm GROUP 1 ‘Anatomy and physiology: the whole system’ – Linda Hutchison GROUP 2 ‘Careless Talk Costs Voices – Interpreting Your Client’s Sound’, Part 2 – Emma Winscom

3:30pm Tea

4pm GROUP 1 ‘Careless Talk Costs Voices – Interpreting Your Client’s Sound’, Part 2 – Emma Winscom GROUP 2 Anatomy and physiology: the whole system’ – Linda Hutchison

5:30pm Plenary

6pm Bar opens

7pm Dinner

8pm ‘How to market yourself as a singing teacher’ – Ian Anderson Gray

8:30pm The Yiddish Folk Song Project (classically arranged folk songs by Robert De Cormier) – Juliana Janes Yaffè

9:15pm End of day


9am GROUP 1 Marketing and technology – Ian Anderson Gray GROUP 2 Yiddish Folk Song–  Juliana Janes Jaffé

10am GROUP 1 Yiddish Folk Song–  Juliana Janes Jaffé GROUP 2 Marketing and technology – Ian Anderson Gray

11am Coffee

11:30am AGM

12:30pm Areas and pods meetings

1pm Lunch

2pm Interdisciplinary masterclass – Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Marcia Carr

3pm Plenary

3.30pm Tea

4pm Close of conference

Why come? How the conference will add to your arsenal of teaching tools.

Find out more about our speakers.


Wills Hall is part of the University of Bristol. Set in beautiful grounds, it has the look of a building much older than it really is. It was built in the great traditions of academic buildings around a quadrangle, and wouldn’t look out of place in Oxford or Cambridge.

The nearest rail station is Bristol Temple Meads, and frequent buses stop opposite Wills Hall. More information about transport on the Bristol University website. On-site parking is included in the cost, but you must request this when you book.

Make sure you look for Wills Hall in Stoke Bishop, NOT the Wills Memorial Building, which is quite different.

  • Accommodations is in the Durdham Halls of Residence, a short walk away from Wills Hall, with a slight incline to negotiate to get to Wills Hall. Each group of six rooms has a kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery.



(includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch)

  • Room with ensuite bathroom: £255
  • Room with shared bathroom (stepped access): £231


  • Friday £65 includes dinner
    Saturday £75 includes lunch and dinner
    Sunday £65 includes lunch

How to pay

  • To pay by debit card, credit card or Paypal, click below to fill in the form; you’ll then be taken to the Paypal site to complete payment (you don’t need a Paypal account).
  • To pay by cheque or bank transfer, click below to fill in the form, then email the Administrator, Beck Laxton, at, for our bank details and the address to send cheques to.


The Norman Tattersall Bursary Fund exists for the purpose of offering financial help to members wishing to attend AOTOS national conferences and will be the equivalent of one day’s conference fee. To be considered for a bursary, please apply in writing by post or email to the General Secretary, Margaret Hopes, at least four weeks before the conference, including a short paragraph outlining your reasons for applying. Applications are dealt with in confidence.