Guildhall 5-Day Flagship Course 2017

Our Next Flagship 5-Day Course

Training in Classical Voice
with Prof Janice Chapman and Dr Ron Morris

Following Classical Voice Training's highly successful 2016 courses at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Chethams School of Music, we are delighted to invite you to our next 5-day course from Monday 17th to Friday 21st July - Training in Classical Voice - which takes place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

We have exciting new additions and improvements to our offering this year and hope that you will enjoy the course as much as we do.

To book your place and for further information, please see the link below and the rest of our website.

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Book your place now!

The Course Schedule

CVT's provisional timetable for the July course has just been released. If you'd like to take a look, and see how the week is shaping up, just click the link below to check it out.

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*Please note that this timetable is provisional. Classical Voice Training reserves the right to change or amend it at any time prior to, or during, the course.

Based on the New Edition of S.A.T.S.

The course will be based on the new third edition of Prof Janice Chapman's best-selling book Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice. We are thrilled to be returning to the Guildhall School, who hosted our inaugural course last year, and are thoroughly looking forward to working with them again.

To read more about Janice's book click here.

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The Course

The art of singing has been taught for generations without the benefit of evidence-based science to underpin it. Due to recent developments in spectrographic software, ultrasound, fibre optic and endoscopic technology, it has become possible to view the voice and build a science-based understanding of how it works. This greater understanding forms the basis of the book and, consequently, the multi-disciplinary approach that we will be using on the course.

Led by Prof. Janice Chapman, and a world-leading team of multi-disciplinary experts, CVT will present a 5 day intensive course which includes Breathing and Support, Remedial use of Accent Method Breathing for Singers, Postural Alignment, Vocal Anatomy and Physiology, Manual Therapy, Phonation, Resonance, Articulation, Mind-skills for Performers and, Artistry and Performance. Each day will consist of body/voice warm-ups, lectures, small practice groups, masterclasses and interactive discussion sessions. Visiting voice and performance professionals will also be joining us throughout the week.

This year, we have also expanded the scope of the course and are thrilled to be able to offer two separate strands for participants to choose from: the Soloists’ Strand and the Pedagogy Strand. Each individual applicant can choose which focus they would prefer over the week.

Another addition this year is the chance for participants to sign up and receive one-to-one tuition and coaching with various members of the Classical Voice Training team. This will be offered on a strictly first-come-first-served basis after the application process has been completed.

This course is suitable for singers (both solo and choral), singing teachers, vocal coaches, choral directors and voice professionals.

For Solo Singers

A tailor-made timetable for the Soloist.  This will include: physical and vocal warmups, plenary lectures, practice, masterclasses, interactive discuss sessions, an opportunity for one to one coaching and a copy of the Classical Voice Training Workbook.

For Teachers & Pedagogues

A course specifically designed for the voice professional, singing teacher or coach.  This will include: physical and vocal warmups, plenary lectures, practice groups, masterclasses, interactive discuss sessions, an opportunity for one to one coaching and a copy of the Classical Voice Training Workbook.

Book Your Place Now

To book your place on our 2017 flagship course click here to register via the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's website.

More information


The Guildhall School is situated in the City of London within the Barbican Arts Centre, which houses two theatres, a concert hall, cinemas and galleries. It is also within easy reach of West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe on the South Bank, Sadler's Wells Theatre and Tate Modern.


Course Fee: £800
Residential option 1: Course Fee + Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal £1135
Residential option 2: Course Fee + Bed and Breakfast £1075


Monday 17 – Friday 21 July 2017, 9.30am – 6pm

Participant requirements

Age 18+

Applicants should ensure they have sufficient English language skills to be able to cope with the demands of this course.