Spheres of Singing is a unique platform for interdisciplinary research and practice focussed on singing. The conference will allow for communication of research and practice between disciplines, and between academics and practitioners (choral conductors, community singing leaders, singing teachers, music teachers, music therapists, professional singers) through a wide range of talks, workshops and performances. Hosted on Zoom, the conference will feature contributions from around the world, including: 45 presentations, 7 workshops, 6 open discussions and 4 lecture recitals.
Sessions include: singing and health and wellbeing, practice research, philosophies of song, musicology and historical recordings, non-human song, phonetics and voice production, teaching, conducting and vocal pedagogy, singing technique, opera, art song, inclusivity in singing, and virtual choirs.
Professor Emeritus Grenville Hancox – Hard wired for singing. A case for prescription (Keynote)
Professor David Howard – Voice pitch and choral tuning (Keynote)
Dr Emily Peasgood – Practice research in the Arts: Creating Collaborative Artworks in the Community (Doctoral training session)
Professor Janis Kelly, Chair of Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music – Vocal Masterclass
The Sixteen – Conducting and ensemble singing workshops
Registration: Unfortunately there is no more space for live attendance, however we will be making recordings of all sessions available for 48 hours to all who register via this new eventbrite.