Collective College 2021

Free of Charge for registered participants

This event is completely FREE of charge. If, however, you would like to make a donation to The Collective Virtual Choir, this would most gratefully be received. To make a donation (of any amount of your choice) please click the button below.

Our Collective College will run from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th September and will feature a rich program of musical education and keynote sessions featuring leading guests from the world of music as well as The Collective Virtual Choir's own Music Team.

It might be necessary to adjust the schedule or to cancel sessions for reasons beyond our control. Registered participants will be advised to check the live schedule in our collective app ten minutes before sessions are due to take place.

Collective College Song

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John/George Michael)

Register for Collective College TODAY and join in with learning Simon Lubkowski's arrangement of this amazing song. You will be given a full range of learning materials and support in learning the song by our Music Team. The great thing is that it WON'T cost you a penny - its all FREE!

Guest Speakers to include:-

Claire Barnett Jones
Claire Barnett-Jones was a Finalist and Winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021. Claire is an English National Opera Harewood Artist and recipient of the Sir John Tomlinson Fellowship, Independent Opera Fellow and Samling Artist. She studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Academy Opera and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Claire was also a Member of The Collective Music Team in its early days.

Dr Jenevora Williams
Dr Jenevora Williams is a passionate pedagogue and a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK, and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research. As voice science is a relatively young discipline, she has engaged in pioneering work at a grass roots level through the delivery of innovative lectures on Vocal Health, Performance Anxiety, Vocal Pedagogy, Teaching Young Singers, Singing in the Brain, Voice Acoustics, and Teaching Studio Communication Style for bodies such as the British Voice Association, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Association of Teachers of Singing.

Dr David Wright

David Wright has become one of the most influential musicians in the history of the BHS. He has researched the origins of barbershop harmony and, since 1986, has been teaching a course on the history of the style at the BHS annual Harmony University. Also at that educational event, David's tag-singing class has become a 'must' for barbershop enthusiasts..

As a composer, arranger and historian David has been featured in national radio and TV broadcasts at home and abroad, and has authored several articles on barbershop harmony and its role in the world of vocal harmony. His work often integrates the 'close harmony' style with jazz, blues, gospel, country, doo-wop and contemporary a cappella. David has been on the leadership team of the St. Charles Missouri Ambassadors of Harmony since 1981, serving as Director from 1981 to 1990, and again from 1999 to 2001. He now serves as Associate Director.

Simon Lubkowski
Simon is founder and Director of The Collective Virtual Choir. Simon is a Freelance Music Teacher, Conductor, Musical Director, Arranger and Composer. He formed The Collective in march 2020 in response to the Covid19 pandemic and lockdown.