Spheres of Singing 2022

Online, 4-5 November, 2022

Format: The conference will run in a hybrid set up both in person at the University of Glasgow and online via Zoom. Attendees can choose whichever format they would prefer. Details are in the registration page.

Registration page:


About the conference: 

Spheres of Singing is a celebration of the breadth of research and practice of singing and song. We invite contributions from undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, practitioners (singers, singing teachers, song leaders, conductors, educators, therapists, etc.) and composers. All those working and practicing across different aspects of music, singing and song, and researchers from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences or medical research, who are researching singing are invited to send submissions and/or workshop proposals.

What is the purpose of the conference/what are our goals?

  • Provide a forum for academic research that focuses on singing
  • Be accessible for everyone with an interest in singing
  • Foster knowledge exchange and collaboration between academic disciplines, and sharing of ideas between academics and practitioners
  • Provide a space that facilitates and encourages practice alongside research
  • Offer an opportunity for networking for and between academics and practitioners
  • Opportunity to showcase singing and singing research taking place in Scotland


The organising committee is a team of postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and University staff from the University of Glasgow, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland interested in research in singing.

  • Dr Sophie Boyd (Glasgow, Human Geography)
  • Edward Marshall (Glasgow, PhD researcher, Linguistics)
  • Jessica Leary (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, PhD researcher)
  • Dr Katy Lavinia Cooper (Glasgow, Director of Chapel Music)


All questions about submissions should be emailed to spheres-of-singing@glasgow.ac.uk

Twitter: @SingingSpheres