Summer 2023 Conference


I am delighted to welcome you to our 2023 Summer Conference: Global Connections, The Wisdom Amongst Us, held at the beautiful VOCES8 Centre on 3rd and 4th June. This non-residential conference is a unique two-day collaboration between AOTOS and NATS (our American counterparts), with our friends from the BVA, who are visiting us with a number of their members.

Music and music education has long been regarded as an international language and this will be an opportunity for us to share ideas; learning from the rich history, wisdom and experience offered by both organisations. We have much to offer each other and I look forward to sharing our individual experiences and wisdom with fellow members and friends.

VOCES8 Centre, London
VOCES8 Centre, London

I am thrilled to welcome eminent speakers and practitioners from across the globe. On the Saturday we are delighted to welcome our honorary president, Sir Thomas Allen, who will give a masterclass, alongside talks from Anne-Marie Speed and Dr Barbara Hoos de Jokisch. There will be a drinks reception and a chance to discuss the day with fellow participants on the Saturday night. The Sunday will feature panel discussions and presentations with a masterclass by Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher, accompanied by panel discussions featuring; Ken Bozeman, Dr Jenevora Williams, Martin Ashley and Declan Costello, to name but a few.

In keeping with the theme of the sharing of knowledge, we will also be hosting a variety of mini presentations given by AOTOS, NATS and EVTA members. Please note the application window for this opportunity has now closed.

I look forward to seeing you and sharing ideas at this exciting weekend.

Edwin Pitt Mansfield

Edwin Pitt Mansfield

Saturday 3 June

10am: Registration and coffee

11am: Keynote from Anne-Marie Speed

12pm: Mini Presentations from AOTOS and EVTA members

12.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm: Keynote from Dr Barbara Hoos de Jokisch

2.45pm: Mini Presentations from AOTOS and EVTA members

3.30pm: Break

3.45pm: Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen

5.15pm: Conference close

5.45pm: Drinks reception

Sunday 4 June

10.30am: Registration and coffee

11am: Advancing Individuality in the Voice Studio with Louise Gibbs

11.30am: Pedagogy Panel

12.30pm: Lunch

1.00pm: The Ageing Voice – Midlife & Beyond

1.45pm: Vocal Health Care Team Panel

2.30pm: Pedagogical implications of Voice Acoustics

4.15pm: Working with the Singer in the Room – a masterclass with Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher

5pm: Conference end

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