UWTSD & Voice Workshop collaboration nominated for Music Teachers Awards for Excellence 2019


The Wales Institute for Work Based Learning at UWTSD (WIWBL) has been nominated for the Music Teachers Awards for Excellence 2019 for a collaboration with education provider Voice Workshop, which has culminated in a new MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy).

The University’s Work-based Learning provision is run by a dynamic team who deliver a range of high quality, innovative, multi-disciplinary learning opportunities for its diverse body of learners. 

The Music Teacher Awards for Excellence celebrate excellence in music and performing arts education. Awards will be presented in fourteen categories, from new products and resources to hubs, music departments and individual contributions to the sector and take place at a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel, in London’s Mayfair on March 6.

The Wales Institute for Work Based Learning has recently teamed up with a leading education provider Voice Workshop to provide a new MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy). This MA is designed specifically for singing teachers seeking a better understanding of voice science, acoustics, neuroscience and teaching pedagogy. It is staffed by leading voice practitioners and academics such as Dr Jenevora Williams, Professor David Howard, ENT laryngologist Natalie Watson and Dr Jane Oakland.

This collaboration has now been nominated by the students for the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2019.

Dr Annette Fillery-Travis, Head of the Wales Institute for Work-based Learning said: “The WIWBL is committed to partnering with excellent providers of professional development such as Voice workshop to enable practitioners to gain higher level university qualifications in their professional field. Debbie has been a leader in her field for some time and we are delighted to be working with her.”

Deborah Winter Director of Voice Workshop Ltd said:  “This is a real testament to the quality and integrity of the programme. It is the only flexible programme for voice teachers in the UK specialising in singing pedagogy with a voice science influence.  Dr Annette Fillery-Travis guided me through to accreditation and has facilitated this unique programme enabling singing to teachers to engage in practitioner led research. I’ve already had students nominated for the Van Lawrence Voice Research prize and some of them are gaining publishing opportunities too.”

Deborah said the innovative programme has just recruited its second cohort of students and there are currently 40 MA students working their way through a number of work-based related modules.

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