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ANATS QLD Presents: The Power of Emotion

ANATS QLD and Griffith University Qld Conservatorium of Music Present: 




The theme of the Symposium is ‘the practical approach’ with presentations ranging from technique and style sessions, to masterclasses for solo performers and contemporary choral singers. Focused wholly on healthy vocal production for singers of contemporary commercial music (CCM) singing styles, the programme addresses cutting edge research and best practice for professional/semi-professional singers, student singers and teachers of CCM style. Additionally, the programme offers dedicated sessions for community and secondary choral conductors who incorporate/or want to incorporate contemporary styles (gospel, pop/rock, etc.) into their repertoire portfolios.


Another ‘first of its kind’ session will be conducted by leading ENT/voice specialist Dr Matthew Broadhurst. Dr Broadhurst will collaborate with our two keynote speakers, leading UK based CCM artist/teachers Mark de-Lisser and Dane Chalfin and Dr Ron Morris (speech pathologist/ lecturer in Pedagogy) to de-mystify contemporary voice through a ‘real-time’ endoscopic examination of 3 CCM performers as they sing ‘in style’.


Mark de-Lisser is vocal coach for The Voice (UK) and singing teacher to Jesse J and Joss Stone among other high profile Pop/Rock performers. Mark is also #1 Choral specialist in the UK and Director of the award winning “ACM Gospel Choir”. He is the author of two choral publications ‘SING OUT!’ and ‘Inspire Your Choir’ (www.markdelisser.com/)


Dane Chalfin is a contemporary voice teacher and style coach working with recording artists/bands (such as, Pulled Apart By Horses, Hurts, Delphic, Courtney Love, The Whip), singers in  television productions (The Voice and Eurovision) and musical theatre productions (Rock of Ages, Sunny Afternoon and Motown, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, The Producers, Evita, Saturday Night Fever and Mamma Mia). Dane is Principal Lecturer in Performance and Artistry at Leeds College of Music and the vocal coach in a multidisciplinary voice clinic rehabilitating injured professional singers. (http://www.21stcenturysinger.co.uk/)


This Symposium is proudly presented by the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS Queensland) in conjunction with the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.

Symposium Schedule: 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16th*            5:00pm-9:30pm (Registration from 4pm)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH   9:00am- 4:30pm (Registration from 8am)  

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH       9:00am- 2:00pm              

*There is an option to attend the Friday schedule only. 

View the full schedule here


Light refreshments will be served on Friday

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday 

Brunch will be served on Sunday

Catering is included in the ticket prices


Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Ian Hangar Recital Hall and Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
Grey Street
South Bank, QLD 4101

Contact Details:

Event Enquiries

Marisa Lee Naismith - ANATS QLD Committee Member


General ANATS QLD Enquiries

Shelli Hulcombe - ANATS QLD Committee President