Vocal Techniques Workshop with Judith Sheridan
3rd February 2024
10am – 15.30pm
St Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester
This workshop is no longer available to book.
“Highs & Lows, and Ins & Outs” – an in depth practical singing technique day with Judith Sheridan, introduced and accompanied by Adrian Partington
“Highs & Lows and Ins & Outs” is a detailed and practical session visiting the mechanics of breathing, support, range, stamina, dynamics and diction, as well as other factors involved in singing. We will look at warming up, voice care and the session will be peppered with practical tips to help you meet the vocal demands of choral singing. Come prepared for a good vocal workout! ”
This is a great opportunity to learn from Judith’s breadth of experience as a singer, choral leader and vocal teacher. Book today to secure your place and develop your vocal technique.
Hailing from the north of England, Judith studied at the RNCM and Lancaster University before heading for Germany where she studied at the Opera Studio of the Hamburg Musikhochschule, spending some ten years treading the boards as an opera and concert singer. Since returning to the UK she has performed regularly at home and abroad with the Midgard Ensemble, Twenty21, and the Ridgeway Ensemble.
Judith is a committed teacher, having taught voice at Exeter University, Queen’s University Belfast and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, for whom she also devised and taught the Voice Module for the postgraduate Music Therapy diploma. She currently teaches in the London area and in Gloucestershire.
Judith’s fascination for vocal technique, and passion for sharing its secrets, has led her to create and lead workshops for singers, actors, choirs and at multi-disciplinary conferences, regularly leading workshops and master classes for “Gresham House Studios”. Her knowledge of the physiology of the voice is underpinned by training in the Estill Voice Training System and nearly forty years teaching experience. Through the course of her career, Judith has worked with professional singers, actors, children, grannies, stroke sufferers, the clergy, barristers, therapists, teachers, and those who believe they have no voice at all. She trained with “Sing to Beat” (Canterbury Cantata Trust) and regularly leads singing sessions for people with Parkinsons.
In addition to conducting the Glouctershire based “Sabrinensis”, Judith regularly performs with the Beacon Community Choir, Ivinghoe Singers, Sing Wilstone and Halton Military Wives Choir. As Artistic Director and conductor of Toccata – Musical Productions for Charitable Causes, she has toured India, Kenya, Zambia and Sri Lanka.
Her special interest in the music of Jewish composers banned by the Nazis has led to performances and lectures in the UK and USA, and a CD entitled “Forbidden Voices” is available on the Divine Art label.