What is it?
Open to all non-professional singers of any age, whether enthusiastic amateurs or budding students, our voice clinics are designed for singers looking to brush up their skills and hone their technique. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to hit that high note that’s just out of reach? Perhaps you want to know how best to sing Bach, or how to prepare for an audition? Or maybe you’d just like the chance to sing one-on-one with one of the Dunedin Consort regulars.
Who are they led by?
Each session will be led, in-person, by one of our soloists or directors, who will help you build confidence, work on niggles, and give you targeted one-to-one coaching. Our next voice clinics will take place in July 2021 and will be led by Julia Doyle and Thomas Hobbs.
When are they?
- Thursday 1st July — Edinburgh, 10:30am-1:30pm — Julia Doyle
- Thursday 1st July — Edinburgh, 6.30-9.30pm — Thomas Hobbs
After a year of holding our clinics online, we are delighted to be able to run these clinics in person, in a central Edinburgh venue. These clinics will be run in accordance with the latest government guidelines, with limited numbers and strict social distancing measures in place. Additional information about our risk assessment and Covid-19 guidelines will be circulated to all participants.
These sessions are free of charge. Each singer will be allocated a 20-minute slot to look at a piece of music of their choice, or to work on a particular aspect of their voice.
When you apply, we will ask you to specify the repertoire you would like to work on during the session. Participants are generally encouraged to bring music from within Dunedin Consort’s core repertoire (i.e. from the Renaissance, Baroque or Classical periods), but later repertoire can be accommodated, where appropriate.
Regrettably, Covid-19 restrictions mean that these will be closed sessions and we are not able to invite observers to listen in. However, all clinic participants are invited to join for the duration of the session in order to listen to and learn from their fellow singers.
How to Apply
Applications for our July 2021 clinics are now open. Please apply by clicking the link above.
If you have any questions regarding our instrumental clinics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘It exceeded my expectations, Nicholas was extremely supportive and constructive with his criticism and advice. I felt like I had a new, practical approach to various aspects of the piece, in particular with my breathing.’