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Voice conference is back for a second year after striking the right chord with vocal industry experts

Date 22.08.2019

Some of the best voices in the Midlands will be coming to Northampton thanks to an academic at the town’s university.

University of Northampton’s Senior Lecturer in Acting & Drama, Gemma Boaden, organised the inaugural Midlands Voice Conference last year, as a way to bring practitioners in the voice industry from across the region together to share their expertise.

The conference is suitable for voice coaches, singing coaches, actors/performers and anyone with an interest in accent work.

Watch the video from last year’s event, below.

2018’s event was such a success that Gemma has arranged the second edition of the conference for this September, and she hopes it will continue to be an annual occurrence.

She said: “I was so overwhelmed with the positive feedback from last year that we decided to make it a two-day event this year.

“We have some of the world’s best vocal practitioners coming again this year to share their expertise with us.

“The theme this year is accents and dialects and we are looking at wide variety of subjects within the area. I hope to make Northampton a hub for vocal excellence going forwards.”

Gemma made headlines last year when her work with colleague Leon Trayman led to the University becoming one of just eight in the world to receive Estill Voice Training accreditation – you can read about that here.

The Midlands Voice Conference takes place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, at the University’s Innovation Centre.

For more details, including the roster of presenters, visit the conference website.