Weekend Vocal Workout

Mary King artistic director

Now in its fourteenth 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, pop, 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 £140 for the weekend – bursaries will be available. The weekend is open to anyone over the age of 16 on 12 July 2019.


The weekend will run from Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July 2019. Timings will be as follows:

Friday 12 July 5–8.30pm
Saturday 13 July 9.45am–8pm
Sunday 14 July 10am–8pm

How to apply

Selection for the weekend is by audio recording; please see the factsheet for full details on the application process.

Factsheet: download here
Online application form: apply here

Deadline for applications: Friday 3 May 2019

2018 participant feedback

Extremely useful – it was clear we were working with absolute professionals

I expected it to be an amazing and special experience and the weekend showed me exactly that and so much more! I learnt more from the weekend than I ever thought was possible.

Such a professional space to be in, I felt very privileged to have the opportunity to be there for the weekend. Thank you!

This was mind blowing to me. I think I had never learned so much about singing in such a short period of time.

I really enjoyed every part of the course, but what I really enjoyed was the possibility of learning (together with other participants and great singers) different types of styles of music (gospel, pop, classical, jazz). That really opened my mind about exploring other styles and using them to perhaps find my own style.

2015-17 participant feedback

'It was an absolute joy to attend and I can't believe how much I learnt in such a short space of time. I would recommend it to any singer!'

'The positive energy and the musical bond that this course has been able to create between every single participant is something very special that I wasn't expecting.'

'I had a fabulous weekend and I would strongly recommend anyone to take the course that is passionate about singing.'

‘My expectations were blown out of the water and I have learnt things I never expected to’

‘A great weekend, well worth it to any singer no matter what genre they sing or their age’

‘It made me realise that exciting things can come together in short amounts of time.’

‘I had a great time and learned a lot!’

‘I was hoping the course would givme 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!’