Weekend Vocal Workout

Mary King artistic director

Now in its thirteenth 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, and with a team of leading professionals, the weekend aims to offer singers an exciting and realistic experience of what full time vocal training entails. This is a weekend of inspiration and exhilaration, whilst also acknowledging the stamina, commitment and physical work required for success in today’s industry. Taster sessions will cover a range of musical genres including musical theatre, gospel 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 13 July 2018.

Dates for 2018

The weekend will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July 2018. Timings will be as follows:

Friday 13 July 5:00–8:30pm
Saturday 14 July 9:45am–8:00pm
Sunday 15 July 10:00am–8:00pm

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 11 May 2018

2017 participants said:

'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.'

2016 participants said:

‘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!’

2015 participants said:

‘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!’