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We are enjoying connecting with even more singing teachers and professionals in 2023

AOTOS activity takes place online, in-person and with our counterparts in Europe, USA and beyond. Our video archive continues to grow and is a valuable resource for our members. Click here to find out more about all the benefits of AOTOS membership for you and your organisation.

 

Becoming an AOTOS member includes…

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Events

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Training

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Resources

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About AOTOS

AOTOS was founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing. We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world.

All AOTOS activities and services are open to members teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel; privately or in school, college or conservatoire.

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Membership bursaries

Applications will be assessed by the Chair, Chair Elect and Secretary.

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Covid-19 Bursary

To cover the cost of one year’s AOTOS membership or the conference fee for one day at a national conference for a current AOTOS member in financial need due to COVID 19. Travel and accommodation expenses not included.
Open to members who held current membership at 23 March 2020

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Mollie Petrie Bursary

To cover the cost of two years’ AOTOS membership for a teacher under the age of 28.
• Open to members and non-members
• Currently closed for application

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Hazel Wood Bursary

To cover the cost of one year’s AOTOS membership for a current AOTOS member with a recently diagnosed serious illness.
• Open to members only
• Currently closed for application

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Margaret Hopes Bursary

To cover the cost of one year’s AOTOS membership for a current AOTOS member of any age in financial need.
• Open to members only
• Currently closed for application

Event bursaries

Applications will be assessed by the Chair, Chair Elect and Secretary.

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Liza Hobbs 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: to be received before the end of the relevant ‘early bird’ booking period or six weeks before an event. See individual event for deadline.

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Paul Deegan Bursary

To put towards the fee or expenses for one member to attend an EVTA event.
• Open to members only
• Deadline for application: two months before the event.

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Coral Gould Bursary

To cover the cost of two years’ AOTOS membership for a current AOTOS member who has returned to part-time education.
• Open to members only
• Currently closed for application

Non trustee positions

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

• Carrie Birmingham

• Edwin Pitt Mansfield

• Frith Trezevant

• Heidi Pegler

 

• Janet Shell

• Nicola-Jane Kemp

• Pamela Hay

• Georgia Barrington

ARCHIVIST AND ALMONER

• Margaret Hopes

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Are you a singing teacher, and want to be listed here?

All AOTOS members have the option of being included in our online directory of members. They have full control over the information they wish to be displayed, including full address, town, phone numbers, email addresses, web sites and social networks etc. Why not consider joining?
The directory facility is provided by AOTOS as a free resource for members looking to contact each other and share ideas. Visitors to our website are also welcome to use this directory to locate potential teachers. We are not a professional regulatory body and therefore do not undertake background checks on members joining our association. Although we encourage the highest professional standards in our members, AOTOS takes no responsibility for teachers approached or engaged using this facility.

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AOTOS is a safe haven, a muse and inspiration for my musical soul where I find impressive and supportive colleagues bringing light and life to the beauty of singing.

Cheryl

Member

AOTOS means there’s always someone at hand with an answer or advice, making me feel part of a ‘remote’ team.

Victoria

Member

AOTOS, to me, means professionalism and partnership, community and conferences, but ultimately teachers of singing together.

Rachael

Member

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Boris Kennedy

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I am hugely excited to be in a position to work with these young professionals, and to see how we can help each other by sharing expertise and valuable experience. We can all learn from each other here and both sides have a huge amount to offer in what we hope will be an enriching programme.

Rob Kennedy

Partnership Co-ordinator

I am hugely excited to be in a position to work with these young professionals, and to see how we can help each other by sharing expertise and valuable experience. We can all learn from each other here and both sides have a huge amount to offer in what we hope will be an enriching programme.

Nicki Kennedy

AOTOS Partnership Co-ordinator

About the Mentoring Programme

In 2021 we are expanding our partnership with National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), set up originally in 2018 by Nicola-Jane Kemp. This programme was brought into being to enable the young singers of the Fellowship programme at NYCGB to make contact with members of our organisation and enter into an informal mentoring relationship with generous singing teachers who were willing and able to give their time to support younger singers as they considered beginning their journey into singing teaching. In 2021 as the NYCGB Fellowship programme evolves and changes, so does our partnership, and we hope to grow the relationship between NYCGB and AOTOS, adding

to the mentoring scheme and bringing not only the four new Fellowship singers into our partnership programme, but also the four composers who make up the Young Composers’ Scheme. The Fellowship programme for emerging choral leaders aged 20-27 focusses on four key areas of career, education, performance and leadership. Recently re-developed, it offers enhanced opportunities to develop ambitious and creative young musicians who want to become part of the professional choral network, as well as to re-shape it. These young people are future leaders in the choral world, and will benefit enormously from the collective wisdom of our membership!

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The Association of Teachers of Singing is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales No 1190787.