About the Aberystwyth Musicfest Online Summer School
For 2021, we are committed to provide you with the world-class, MusicFest experience that you have grown to love. Although we are not able to host our summer school in-person, we are following our 2020 success with a digital summer school experience to provide a selection of courses online led by our internationally renowned tutors.
The Summer School is unique in offering organised, structured chamber music opportunities and coaching, as well as superb learning experiences through the festival of concerts given by the tutors themselves (all of them are leading performers as well as inspirational teachers).
Lifespan of the voice with Dr Ron Morris
We are thrilled to welcome internationally-acclaimed Speech Therapist, Audiologist and Countertenor Dr Ron Morris back to Musicfest Aberystwyth 2021.
This course will look at the changes that occur in the larynx and respiratory system throughout the singer’s life. We will cover the anatomy and physiology of each stage and examine what these changes mean for the singing and speaking voices.
Some ideas for teaching each age group will be considered with appropriate exercises discussed, including topics on basic anatomy and physiology of the voice, the voices of infants and children, the changing voice of both boys and girls, and the more mature singer.
- You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.
Fees and financial support
- The tuition fee for this course is £200.
- Musicfest Aberystwyth welcomes bursary students from all over the world and prides itself on offering high-quality, intensive training for music students, graduates, and music professionals. We do not wish finance to be a barrier to attending our Summer School so our bursaries (funds towards the cost of fees) are available to help students, graduates and young musicians attend our courses. Friends of MusicFest provide bursaries towards MusicFest Aberystwyth course fees for students in full-time education. The number of bursaries available is limited, so it is essential you apply as soon as possible. For more information and how to apply, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.