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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Neil Baker
  • Course Code W21VSSA01C

What you will learn

This course for very advanced singers focuses on vocal technique, and the interpretation of solo singing repertoire with the distinguished vocal tutor Neil Baker, and accompanist Panaretos Kyriatzidis. Bring along copies of your chosen songs or arias for the tutor and the accompanist. Please contact the Music Department to arrange an audition.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop technique and interpretation of solo singing repertoire at advanced level
  • Build up confidence when singing in audition or recital setting
  • Expand knowledge of solo classical repertoire (arias, songs, oratorio)
  • Develop collaborative skills with a piano accompanist
  • Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes an


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The course takes the form of weekly masterclasses. All students are invited to bring along their chosen repertoire, in consultation with the tutor and pianist. At the beginning of each session, all students are allocated individual timeslots, during which they perform their chosen songs, and then they work on various aspects with the tutor and pianist, such as technique, interpretation of the score, pronunciation of the text etc. The rest of the group participates in peer feedback, questions and answers, and occasional group exercises. Students receive regular feedback from tutor, accompanist and peers, alongside advice on further repertoire. There is an informal performance and final feedback session at the end of the term. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This is a course for very advanced singers, who are of at least Grade 6 or equivalent standard in singing. Entry to the course is only possible via audition. You need to bring along any two songs of your own choice to perform to the tutor. Please contact the Music Department to arrange an audition slot.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The course is for advanced singers only, and entry to the course is via audition. Please contact the Music Department to arrange an audition slot.

    What you need

    Two copies of your music for the tutor and the pianist. Own recording equipment, such as mobile phones, or other material for taking notes for maximum progress.

    What you can do next

    You can repeat this course, or you can audition for other advanced courses, such as: - Introduction to Opera Performance & Morley Opera School - Singing Masterclass in Lieder, French Song or English Song