National Singing Symposium™

Event Date:

November 15, 2023

Event Time:

2:00 pm

Event Location:

Snape Maltings

The National Singing Symposium (formerly the Singing Strategy Symposium) returns this year in a new format, with a 1.5 day event in the beautiful surroundings of Snape Maltings, in partnership with BrittenPears Arts.

Day One:
14:00 Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition
14:30 Welcome from Dr Liz Stafford (Music Education Solutions) and Vocal Warm-Up with Emily Barden
15:00 Spark! Discussion Session: Young Voices in a Changing Musical Landscape (Baz Chapman, BrittenPears Arts)
16:15 Refreshments & Exhibition
16:45 The importance of practitioner research in singing (Debbie Winter, Voice Study Centre)
18:00 Dinner

Day Two:
09:00 Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition
09:30 Welcome from Dr Liz Stafford (Music Education Solutions) and Vocal Warm-Up with Charlotte Brosnan
10:00 Singing in the Model Music Curriculum and National Plan for Music Education with Dr Liz Stafford
10:40 Discussion: The Ofsted Music Report: Bridging the gap between primary and secondary singing
11:20 Refreshments & Exhibition
11.50 Introducing the Primary Singing Toolkit with Charles MacDougall (Voices Foundation & ISM Trust)
12:30 Make it Your Own – exploring composition and songwriting resources with Emily Barden (BrittenPears Arts)
13:10 Lunch & Exhibition
14:00 Create & Sing Opera with Keely Morgan, Pamela Hay and Sarah Tipple (Royal Opera House)
14:40 Introducing Improvisation into Singing from Pop to Bebop with Becca Wilkins, Leeds Conservatoire
15:20 Exploring Friday Aftenoons with Charlotte Brosnan & Charles MacDougall (Friday Afternoons)
16:00 Close

Exhibitors & Sponsors include: ABRSM, BrittenPears Arts, Collins Music, Friday Afternoons, Royal Opera House, Voices Foundation.

For all exhibiting enquiries please contact us here.

Accessibility & Travel Information

Please visit this link for accessibility information
There is ample free parking available on site, including 4 electric car charging points.
The closest station is Saxmundham (4 miles), the CATS network provides on demand transfers from the station to Snape Maltings at public transport prices. Click here for more information.

Accommodation Information
BrittenPears Arts can provide rooms in shared self-catering accommodation Aldeburgh (a short drive away) on the Wednesday night at a cost of £45 per person, which can be added to your booking below. Details of this accommodation are available by clicking here. There are also many independent hotel and B&B options in Aldeburgh, and there are Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels a little further afield in Ipswich.

Ticket information
The Full Price Ticket includes arrival refreshments and dinner on the Wednesday, and a light breakfast, mid-morning refreshments and lunch on the Thursday. It is also possible to attend just for one of the days. Please see ticket options below for further details.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 80 (24 Left:)
  • Snape Maltings
  • Snape Bridge
  • Snape

Event Schedule Details

  • November 15, 2023 2:00 pm   -   November 16, 2023 4:00 pm
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