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 by one of our soloists or directors, who will help you build confidence, work on niggles, and give you targeted one-to-one coaching. We are pleased to announce a full programme of clinics for Spring 2021 which will include sessions led by Jess Dandy and Mhairi Lawson.
When are they?
- Saturday 6th March – 2-5pm – Mhairi Lawson
- Saturday 17th April – 2-5pm – Jess Dandy
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.
Given current Covid-19 restrictions, our Spring 2021 sessions will take place online over Zoom. We have experimented with this new online format and found it works surprisingly well! Our team will be on hand to help you with any technological questions in advance and to ensure the whole process works smoothly.
This sessions will be open to a maximum of 8 participants, each of whom will be allocated a 20-minute slot. While these online clinics are not open to the general public, all participants are invited to join for the duration of the session in order to listen to the other participants and pick up new ideas.
How to Apply
Applications for our Spring 2021 clinics are now open. The application deadline for each clinic is strictly 14 days beforehand, e.g. applications for a clinic on 20 February must be received by 6 February, and so on. Please follow the booking link on this page.
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.’