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.
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
Saturday 3 June
10am: Registration and coffee
11am: Keynote from Anne-Marie Speed
12pm: Mini Presentations from AOTOS and EVTA members
1.45pm: Keynote from Dr Barbara Hoos de Jokisch
2.45pm: Mini Presentations from AOTOS and EVTA members
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
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