Weekend Vocal Workout
Mary King artistic director
Now in its eleventh 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 on 1st July 2016.
Dates for 2016
The weekend will run from Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016. Timings will be as follows:
Friday 1 July 5:00–8:30pm
Saturday 2 July 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday 3 July 10:00am–8:00pm
How to apply
Selection for the weekend is by tape audition; please see the factsheet for full details on the application process.
Factsheet: download here
Online application form: apply here
Deadline for applications: Friday 13th May 2016
2015 participants said:
‘I was hoping the course would give me a wider perspective of the music world, and it did this and so much more. The course has given me answers to questions I didn’t even know existed.’
‘I loved the fast pace, the high expectations and the freedom to make mistakes’
‘I learned that there’s a lot to learn!’
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.'