VOICEBOX is a brand-new initiative offering a bespoke curriculum for advanced singers specialising (or wanting to specialise) in contemporary vocal performance. The programme has been designed and is led by Juliet Fraser. It is delivered over the course of a year, broken into four intensive residency periods that are hosted by partner organisations around the UK. The curriculum is modular in structure and is delivered by a formidable team of international artists. VOICEBOX provides a unique space for creative development, risk-taking, community-building and professional networking.

Learning and building a sense of community from scratch with other voice artists feels like such an intimate and vulnerable practice. It's exciting to not yet know what will take shape over the next year, but reaching a deeper understanding of us all feels beautifully inevitable; such fertile ground for something nourishing to fruit.

BPYA 23-24

The Cohort

Hester Dart (UK)

Oskar McCarthy (UK)

Pascal Zurek (Germany)

Patricia Auchterlonie (UK)

Sarah Parkin (UK)

Tara Lily Klein (UK)

The Tutors

Juliet Fraser | Course Director

Juliet Fraser, Elaine Mitchener, Lore Lixenberg, Newton Armstrong, Omar Ebrahim, Winnie Huang, Alistair MacDonald, James Weeks, Dam Van Huynh, Eliza McCarthy & Lydia Rilling | Tutors

Jessie Rodger | Filmmaker

The Partners

Britten Pears Arts, Snape, Suffolk

City, University of London, London

Sound Festival, Aberdeen

Dartington Music Summer School, Devon

The Dates

VOICEBOX runs from September 2023 to August 2024:

PART I: 25 September-1 October 2023, hosted by Britten Pears Arts (Suffolk)

PART II: 10-12 January 2024, hosted by City, University of London (London)

PART III: 2-6 April 2024, hosted by Sound Festival (Aberdeen)

PART IV: 10-17 August 2024, hosted by Dartington Music Summer School (Devon)

More information, including details for the curriculum for the year can be found here.