Weekend Vocal Workout

Mary King artistic director

Now in its tenth year, the Weekend Vocal Workout at the Royal Academy of Music offers aspiring singers the opportunity to explore their potential through an intensive programme of practical workshops and masterclasses. Directed by voice expert Mary King, taster sessions led by experienced professionals will cover a range of musical genres including musical theatre, gospel, rock & pop and jazz, and each participant will be given individual feedback in a solo masterclass. Professional development discussions held throughout the weekend will give practical advice on embarking on a career in singing. An informal performance will round off the weekend.

The cost is £120 for the weekend – bursaries will be available. The weekend is open to anyone over the age of 16.


Dates for 2016 to be confirmed.

How to apply

Participants for the weekend will be selected from recorded audio submissions; please see the factsheet for full details on the application process.

PDF Factsheet about the weekend

Online Application Form (opens in a new window)

2014 participants said:

‘Thank you so much for this incredible experience. I have learned a tremendous amount and feel inspired to pursue singing much more intensely now’

‘The course opened my eyes and I am so thankful to the teachers and coaches who helped me get one step closer to being a performer.’

2013 participants said:

‘The course massively exceeded all expectations and opened my eyes to new styles of music too.’

‘Excellent – The staff are very friendly, helpful and kind. The facilities are great and the whole thing was really well run.’

‘I enjoyed the vocal masterclass the most – I felt I made a lot of progress and improvement by just working with her for a few minutes.'