Summer 2019 Conference

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Summer 2019 Conference

Friday 19 July 2019 to Sunday 21 July 2019

Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa

Refresh, recharge, revitalise!

Refresh, recharge, revitalise!

ways to move forward with your singing teaching

Paul Harris, Dane Chalfin, Janet Shell, Christopher Goldsack, Paul Deegan, Kathleen McKellar Ferguson, Angela Durrant, Joanne Edworthy


Angela Durrant Joanne Edworthy

What does it mean to be a singing teacher in 2019? This conference pulls together many of the skills today’s teachers need in their armoury – from CCM teaching and classical song to science, languages, marketing, communication, and health…

  • Paul Harris If my pupils would only practise more!
  • Dane Chalfin Primal voice in teaching contemporary and commercial singing
  • Janet Shell The emotionally intelligent teacher: how to create a positive learning environment
  • Christopher Goldsack What makes the voice work? The physics of the voice, and does it really matter?
  • Paul Deegan The Ships of Arcady: the moving story of the poet Francis Ledwidge
  • Kathleen McKellar Ferguson Taste the text and smell it first: a masterclass with students
  • Christopher Goldsack and Janet Shell Preparing students to work with languages, with a practical guide to the International Phonetics Alphabet.
  • Angela Durrant Engaging with the ether: online singing lessons and using social media to market your singing business
  • Joanne Edworthy How singing enhances the lives of people with Parkinson’s

National Youth Choirs Great BritainAs well as students of AOTOS members participating in the masterclasses, we are thrilled to have members of the National Youth Choirs Great Britain Fellowship Octet: Danni O’Neill and Gabriella Noble in Christopher Goldsack and Janet Shell’s masterclass, and Jack Harberd and Ailsa Campbell in Kathleen McKellar Ferguson’s masterclass.

Details of the full programme for the weekend >>

Biographies of our speakers >>


includes Friday dinner and overnight stay; Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight stay; and Sunday breakfast and lunch: AOTOS members £340 / Non-members £400 / Member plus one, sharing room £640


Friday and Saturday (Friday dinner and overnight stay; Saturday breakfast and lunch):
AOTOS members £195 / Non-members £235

Friday and Saturday (Friday dinner and overnight stay; Saturday breakfast and lunch PLUS dinner):
AOTOS members £220 / Non-members £250

Saturday and Sunday includes Saturday lunch, dinner and overnight stay; Sunday breakfast and lunch:
AOTOS members £220 / Non-members £250


Friday with dinner: AOTOS members £95 / Non-members £115

Saturday with lunch: AOTOS members £115 / Non-members £135
Saturday with lunch and dinner: AOTOS members £130 / Non-members £150

Sunday with lunch: AOTOS members £95 / Non-members £115

NON-RESIDENTIAL – For members living locally who don’t need accommodation, this includes the full conference with lunch on Saturday and Sunday but no dinners or overnight stays: AOTOS members £250 / Non-members £310

Norman Tattersall Bursary

To cover the cost of the conference fee for one day at a Summer or Autumn Conference.

  • Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.
  • Open to members only.
  • Deadlines for application: a month before the date of the conference.
  • Log in as a member and apply now.

Booking closes on Thursday 4 July