February Half Term Vocal Workshops

January 19, 2023
February Half Term Vocal Workshops


15 – 17 February 2023


This February, NYJO are running three days of vocal workshops, with a different vocal leader exploring a different style each day (Jazz, Pop & Musical Theatre). These workshops are open to any young people aged 12-18. Vocal leaders will include Bryony Jarman-Pinto and Wolfie! The workshops will take place at Woolwich Works.

Where, When and Who

  • Wed 15 – Fri 17 Feb, 11:00 – 16:00
  • Woolwich Works, The Fireworks Factory, 11 No. 1 Street, SE18 6HD
  • For vocalists aged 12-18
  • All levels of ability are welcome!
  • There will also be a chance to experiment with lyric writing

You do not need to have previous experience singing in all three styles – just come along and be willing to try new things!

Interested in Taking Part?

Fees to take part in the three days of vocal workshops are:

  • Free if you are in receipt of Pupil Premium/Free School Meals/from a low-income family
  • £30 for Greenwich residents
  • £50 for all other residents

Please don’t let the cost be a barrier to you coming – we will do our best to reduce the cost for anyone who needs it.

To take part in the February Half Term vocal workshops, please complete our short online registration form. Registration will close on Friday 10 February. If you have any questions relating to the workshops, feel free to drop us a message at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Lucy-Anne (EP quote)

“Since joining NYJO, I’m so much more confident as a performer. Especially in terms of being able to entertain and keep the crowd engaged with you. It’s really nice to be able to feel that difference.” 

Lucy-Anne, NYJO Emerging Professional (Vocals)

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