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Voices from the Industry goes digital in a new online series bringing you real-world insights and advice from industry experts.

Covering different areas of work, the sessions help you develop areas of your career and support you in how to adapt to working digitally and how to build resilience and wellbeing in the “new normal”.

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Whatever your discipline, you will be able to hear first-hand from industry professionals as they share their experience and advice. Get involved by asking questions and sharing your ideas as a part of the conversation in what promises to be a lively and interactive series.

These sessions are for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students.

Sign-up and previous talks

You will need to register for these sessions so we know how many people are attending. Please find the sign-up links and previous talks below.

Sessions

Dance and Opera

Thurs 14 May

  • Speakers – Ruth Mulholland, Company Manager Royal Opera and Tim Claydon, Choreographer and Movement Director for Opera. 
  • Applicable for – Dance students, vocal students, musical theatre students. These sessions are for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students.
  • Join Ruth and Tim as they share their experience of working with dance in opera. You’ll find out how movement directors work with singers, what’s involved in choreographing for opera and the role of dancers in opera productions. With advice on the recruitment process and what a typical schedule looks like.

Watch the Dance and Opera session

Successful online music teaching

Thurs 21 May – 18.00pm

  • Speakers – Catherine Fox, Volinist and Melanie Henry, Saxophonist
  • Appicable for – Music students. These sessions are for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students.
  • Find out how to set up teaching online for students of different ages. Hear from Catherine and Melanie who have a wealth of experience and can guide you through what to consider when getting started, how to build a sustainable teaching practice online and how is it different to face to face teaching.

Watch the successful online music teaching session

Wellbeing and resilience for an artistic career

Thurs 4 June – 18.00pm

  • Find out how to build your resilience and how to look after your wellbeing. Tools will be shared that will help you in your career as a musician, dance artist or musical theatre performer.
  • Speaker – Isabel Mortimer- Personal and Executive Coach
  • Applicable for all students (final year undergraduate and postgraduate)

Register for Wellbeing and Resilience

Working in European Theatre

Thurs 11 June – 18.00pm

  • Speaker – Christina Comtesse, Choreographer, Rehearsal Director, Teacher
  • Appicable for – Dance students. These sessions are for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students.
  • Christina has a vast amount of experience working in the state theatre system in Europe, including in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She will share her valuable insights into this world and what is involved in working as a dancer, rehearsal director or choreographer in European Theatre.

Register for Working in European Theatre

Digital Creativity

Thurs 18 June – 18.00pm

  • Speaker – Laura Kriefman – Director, Producer and Artist behind Hellion Trace
  • Appicable for – All students (final year undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • As we look at a future that is more online than ever take this opportunity to hear from Laura Kriefman who has a wealth of experience working with arts organisations and artists on digital content and creative technologies. Get tips on how to get cut-through, reach your audience and monetise your online content. 

Register for Digital Creativity

Casting 101

Thurs 25 June – 18.00pm

  • Speaker – Jim Arnold, Casting Director
  • Appicable for – Musical Theatre final year students. These sessions are for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students.
  • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from Casting Director Jim Arnold who will guide you through the casting process, how to approach an audition room and share fantastic insights on the relationship between client, agent and casting director as well as advice on Spotlight CVs and headshots and much more.

Register for Casting 101