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Weekend Vocal Workout 2014

1-3 August 2014
Mary King artistic director

Now in its ninth year, the unique 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 August 2014.

To apply, complete the online application form by Friday 6th June 2014. Successful candidates will be notified by mid-July.

For more information, please download our PDF fact sheet about the weekend.

  

Dates and times
Friday 1st August, 4–8pm
Saturday 2nd August, 9am–8pm
Sunday 3rd August, 10am–8pm

How to apply

Please complete the online application form by the deadline of Friday 6th June 2014. Please contact vocalworkout@ram.ac.uk or call us on 020 7873 7390 if you have any further queries.

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.‘

‘The course was truly wonderful. The mixture of people and experiences is very interesting. The way everyone is made to feel equal is relaxing. The tutors are fabulous (and the accompanists). The range of learning is inspirational. The help it gives with a way forward is just what I was looking for. It has given me new purpose and a clearer direction, as well as great joy and it was great to use my brain and be learning again.‘

‘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.‘

2012 participants said:

‘The course was truly wonderful. The mixture of people and experiences is very interesting. The way everyone is made to feel equal is relaxing. The tutors are fabulous (and the accompanists). The range of learning is inspirational. The help it gives with a way forward is just what I was looking for. It has given me new purpose and a clearer direction, as well as great joy and it was great to use my brain and be learning again.‘

‘I was completely unsure what kind of genre or style we were ‘supposed‘ to be singing, but was happy and surprised to find that it didn't matter and there was a great mix! I loved that the style I felt most comfortable with was the one I learnt most about.‘

‘I felt I made a lot of progress + improvement by just working for a few minutes.‘

‘Gave me incredibly useful advice concerning my placement that will make every style of singing far easier.‘