"The voice being the most human of instruments, Trinity
Laban's vocal training supports your individual development as a
versatile and enquiring singer and musician."
Hirst, Head of Vocal Studies
Teaching staff within the Vocal Studies Department are dedicated
to helping you achieve the highest possible technical security and
artistic achievement. Their experience will enable you to develop
technical excellence, superb performance communication skills,
musical versatility and adaptability, and a detailed knowledge and
understanding of vocal repertoire spanning more than five hundred
years. With well-established reputations as vocal pedagogues
and coaches, they will prepare you for a wide range of concerts,
auditions, competitions and masterclasses drawing out your uniqe
ability to communicate with a diverse range of audiences.
Every student receives both weekly vocal lessons and coaching in
addition to a wide range of Departmental classes. Weekly
classes available to classical singers include phonetics-based
language learning, stagecraft, and performance tutorials and
workshops, with more senior students additionally participating in
song classes and opera scenes. Vocal students are also able to take
advantage of the specialist Renaissance and Baroque repertory
classes offered by the Department of Historical Performance.
The Department regularly hosts masterclasses by distinguished
professionals, with James Gilchrist, Sarah
Connolly and Simon Keenlyside among the
many world-class performers who have visited us in the past year.
Our Mentor Ensembles - the BBC Singers,
Royal Opera House Chorus, and The
Sixteen - regularly provide placement opportunities for
postgraduate singers, and our students often have the opportunity
to observe their teachers and other visiting artists in action at
many of London's leading venues.
All our vocal ensembles seek to help students develop an
understanding of musical styles from Renaissance and Baroque to
contemporary music, an area of particular musical specialism at
Trinity Laban. Our opera and musical theatre productions provide
exceptional ensemble performance experience, and our regular
Chamber Choir, Trinity Laban Chorus and Early Music Vocal Ensemble
provide outstanding training for the profession. You will also be
encouraged to develop your own small ensembles, and in particular
to collaborate with our piano and organ students, many of whom
choose to specialise in vocal accompaniment.
Chapel Choir and Choral Scholars
As the only conservatoire of music with a chapel collegiate
choir,under the esteemed choral director Ralph Allwood, the
extraordinary environment of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel
provides an ideal learning environment for those wishing to seek
work in London's cathedral or church choirs, and beyond.
We offer twelve Choral Scholarships annually in conjunction with
the Dame Susan Morden Trust and the trustees of the Old Royal Naval
College Chapel and our students form the nucleus of this acclaimed
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