2018 Flagship 7-day Course

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Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Course in Classical Voice

In association with the Royal Northern College of Music and Chethams School of Music, Professor Janice Chapman, author of the internationally acclaimed book Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice (SATS), will lead a team of voice specialists and performers from the industry including the Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala Milano and Deutsche Oper, Berlin in a comprehensive course at the prestigious Chethams School of Music and Baronial Library in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Due to recent developments in voice science and technology, it has become possible to build an evidence-based understanding of how the voice works.  This knowledge does not replace the empiric writings of the old Bel Canto school of singing but rather refines and enhances our understanding of past teaching methods, enabling us to teach and perform more effectively.

Dates: Wednesday 1st August 2018 – Tuesday 7th August 2018.

Venue: Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, U.K.

Voice Specialists:

  • Professor Janice Chapman – Director of CVT, course leader and author of SATS Book
  • Andrew Follin – Director of CVT, Certified Master Teacher, Estill
  • James Platt – Director of CVT, Professional Singer and Pedagogue
  • Dr Ron Morris – (Days 1-4) CVT’s Academic Advisor / Contributing Author to SATS Book / Speech and Language Pathologist & Audiologist, Accent Method Specialist
  • David Syrus - Conductor and retired Head of Music at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Dr Christopher White - Studienleiter (Head of Music) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
  • Jacob Lieberman – Vocal Specialist Osteopath – Laryngeal Manipulation
  • Mandy Demetriou – Movement Consultant, Royal Opera House
  • Ed Blake – Founder of Physio Ed - Specialist Performers Physiotherapist, Live Ultrasound Consultant
  • Martin Lloyd-Evans – Resident Producer of Opera, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Jayke Branson-Thom -  Performance Psychologist & Mind Skills for Performers
  • Lynne Dawson - Head of Vocal Studies and Opera, Royal Northern College of Music
  • Keiron Cooke & Team – Senior Classical Music Agent for Askonas Holt

This course will have specific strands for:

  • Voice Teachers & Pedagogues (All levels of experience will be catered for)
  • Performers (All levels will be catered for)

Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Classical Voice Training’s Workbook, based on the SATS textbook and the most up to date vocal research, to guide them through the week.

Demonstration & Presentations will include:

  • Accent Method Training
  • Breathing & Support
  • Postural Alignment
  • Vocal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Manual Therapy
  • Phonation
  • Resonance
  • Articulation
  • Mind Skills for Performers
  • Primal Sound in Classical Voice Training
  • Artistry and Performance
  • Live abdominal ultrasound presentation
  • Live laryngeal naso-endoscopy presentation
  • Live Spectrogram demonstrations presentation

The week will include:

  • Physical and Body Warmup
  • Accent Method Training
  • Vocal Warm Up with Specialist Practitioners
  • Small Tutorial Practice Groups: Putting Pedagogy into action
  • One-to-One Vocal Sessions (optional: incurs extra cost)
  • Plenary Lectures
  • Tailored Pedagogical Lectures
  • Masterclasses
  • Evening Performance Workshops
  • Visiting Directors Workshop
  • Optional: Specialist Areas of Vocal Pedagogy Lectures
  • The Art of Teaching
  • Audition Preparation
  • Performance Preparation
  • Interactive Round Table Discussions and Q&A Sessions

Coaches from:

  • Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • English National Opera
  • Teatro alla Scala, Milan
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal College of Music
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


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SATS for Performers

Our 2018 7-day & 3-day courses are specifically designed for singers of all abilities from those early in their singing journey to seasoned professionals. Come and work with our world renowned multidisciplinary team.

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SATS for Teachers

SATS is one of the only places teachers can find in depth training with a world class team of multidisciplinary specialists and receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for attending. For more information on the SATS Teaching Model click here...

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Masterclasses & One-to-One Lessons

Whether you book on the 7-day complete course for performers or teachers, or you're a performer that would like to attend our 3-day Performance Boot Camp for Singers, you'll have to opportunity to sing in masterclasses with our multidisciplinary team and to sign up for one-to-one lessons with our world renowned teaching team.

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