Summer 2018 Conference

Summer 2018 Conference

Friday 20 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3AL


Dynamic singing – from core sound to artistry

with Janice Chapman, David Henson, Ron Morris, David Howard, Anne-Marie Speed and Ed Blake

Sessions will include:

Janice Chapman: Primal sound – the link between artistry and vocal technique

David Howard: Acoustics of performance spaces

Anne Marie Speed and Ed Blake: Key note – The performer’s dynamic – energy verses tension

Ron Morris: Core sound, acoustics and breathing – the underlying power


Practical sessions in split groups with Janice Chapman, David Henson, Anne Marie Speed and Ron Morris

Masterclasses with Janice Chapman, Ron Morris and David Henson

Full details of the speakers and programme.

Programme for the day

Getting to Wyboston Lakes (PDF)

Map of Wyboston Lakes – we are in the Training Centre. Conference sessions are in the Oakley Suite (I); meals are in the Willow Suite restaurant. Accommodation is also in the Training Centre, and you check in at reception (R); .


Full conference

(includes Friday dinner and overnight stay, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight stay; Sunday breakfast and lunch)

Every room has a double bed and an en suite shower room with towels and toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, television, and free wi-fi.

AOTOS members: £285
Non-members: £315

Or why not join as a member? You only pay for the months left in the year, so this can work out cheaper.

Two days

  • Friday and Saturday (includes Friday dinner and overnight stay, Saturday breakfast and lunch)
  • Saturday and Sunday (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight stay; Sunday breakfast and lunch)

AOTOS members: £145
Non-members: £160

One day

  • Friday (includes lunch)
    AOTOS members £65; non-members £70
  • Saturday (includes lunch and dinner)
    AOTOS members £75; non-members £80
  • Sunday (includes lunch)
    AOTOS members £65; non-members £70

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; submit it, ignore the link to PayPal, and then email the Administrator, Beck Laxton, at, for our bank details and the address to send cheques to.


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

Booking closed at midnight on Sunday 8 July