Musical Theatre Master Class with Blair Kelly
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About the Event
Join us for an intense, thought-provoking, and inspiring workshop focusing on vocal technique in performance. During this workshop, eight individuals will perform a song of their choice and receive feedback and coaching from vocal coach Blair Kelly. Kelly will work with each participant to improve their vocal technique and perfect their performance. Class is limited to 8 participants; however, observation seats are unlimited. While the observers will not be active participants in the class, their participation is essential to the process and allows the observer to benefit from the knowledge shared during this session.
Blair Kelly is a vocal coach and an Associate Lecturer at the University of West London on BA (Hons) Acting for Stage at Media, designing and teaching modules in sung and spoken voice, and creative research practice. Blair in an Estill Master Trainer and specialises in CCM, Musical Theatre and spoken voice for actors, and is the founder and Artistic Director of Errata: London’s Queerest Choir with an additional interest and specialism in working with drag and cabaret performers. He holds an MA Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary University of London, a ProfGCE from Canterbury Christ Church University and a BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
Blair’s research interests include disability in performance and rehearsal, queer utopian performance, Bourdieu’s theory of practice and education, and has presented his research at the Voice Geek Conference 2019 and has published a chapter in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices. Blair is a performance artist and songwriter, releasing his first album Don’t Change Your Plans in 2014, and writing and performing a solo stand-up experimental cabaret in 2018. He has previously directed and MDed undergraduate student productions of Spring Awakening, The Addams Family and Rent, and is currently working on recording duel EPs Odyssey and Bestiary which use mythology, folklore and cryptozoology to explore themes of trauma, grief, mental illness and queer identity.