Voice Geek Conference – Sunday 29th April 2018

Developments in Singing Pedagogy – From Theory to Practice

Competition time! All call for papers submitted by 30/11/17 will be entered into a draw, the winner will receive a free place on our first Voice Geek Conference…

About the Voice Geek Conference

The purpose of this conference is to spotlight research, generate ideas and embrace creativity.  It is driven by an ethos of inclusivity and a pressing pedagogical need to link theory to practice.

Mission Statement

  • To give a voice to those who have engaged in pedagogical research
  • To bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • To generate discussion through a formalised panel and informal networking opportunities
  • To invite key influential speakers
  • To give a voice to doctoral/postdoctoral level research
  • To give a platform for small-scale projects. This may be research undertaken independently as well as work linked to an academic institution

Keynote speaker:

  • Kenneth Bozeman

Keynote Address Title:

Correlating Sources, Historic Pedagogy, Voice Science, & Innate Response to Expressive Impulse

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr Jenevora Williams – From ivory towers to grass roots: how research informs practice.
  • Sara Gourlay – Singing Rehabilitation: The Singer’s Road to Recovery.

Format of the day
The day is structured to enable new researchers to flourish alongside established, leading pedagogues.  New researchers with small-scale projects will speak alongside established pedagogues.

Call for Papers – Now open
Papers are solicited in all aspects of singing pedagogy but we especially welcome papers that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts and bibliography must be emailed to Deestallan@voiceworkshop.co.uk
  • Abstracts must be no more than 300 words long.
  • No more than three abstracts can be submitted per author
  • When submitted to the selection panel; the author’s name will be removed.


  • Best Student Paper
  • Best Paper

Important dates for the diary

Deadline for paper submission: Friday 5th January 2018
Notice of acceptance: Friday 26th January 2018
Author registration deadline for inclusion in the programme: Friday 16th February 2018

Delegate rates:
Day conference: £95 (VAT inclusive) including tea, coffee and lunch.
Student rate £75 (VAT inclusive) relevant ID required.

Venue – Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH.
Times approx. 9 – 6pm.


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