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February 7th, 2015 - Keep Boys Singing - A Workshop with Professor Martin Ashley
Keep Boys Singing - A Workshop with Professor Martin Ashley

On Saturday February 7th world-renowned expert on boys' voices, Professor Martin Ashley, is presenting a training day between 10am and 4pm in Leeds Cathedral Hall. The day is aimed at choir leaders, school teachers, musicians and educationalists. In the afternoon sessions, Professor Ashley will focus on repertoire with live demonstrations of his work with boys from the Diocesan and Cathedral choirs. There will also be a repertoire session and a chance to preview new music from OUP.

The day is open to all.
To book your place please contact the music office on 0113 244 8634 or by email

Leeds Workshop Day
Saturday 7th February 2015
Leeds Cathedral Hall

09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:00 How High Should Boys Sing?

What social research tells us about why boys don’t keep singing

Three approaches to the How High Problem
- The “English Choirboy”
- Cambiata
- The Expanding Voice

 11:15-12:30 “Driving the voice”: if only it were that simple . . .

What bio-acoustic research tells us about how high (and low) boys can sing:

- Bel Canto or Loud and Low?
- Puberty and its impact on the larynx and vocal tract
- Registration management during adolescence

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Repertoire workshop I

- Monitoring voices through change
- The new voice change app
-  Allocating voices to parts

14:45-16:00 Repertoire Workshop II

From sight reading to performance in an hour!



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To join the choirs and for all other
enquiries please contact:

Music Administrator
Leeds Cathedral
Great George Street
Leeds LS2 8BE

Tel: 0113 244 8634
Email: click here