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Nov 17th-19th 2023

#Intensive is an annual weekend of workshops delivered by exceptional practitioners curated by MDBrunch.  This immersive weekend is an opportunity to meet colleagues, peers and allies allowing you to network and socialise with other vocal leaders, whilst also learning and developing your own skills in a safe and welcoming environment.

"MDBrunch are on a constant drive to provide useful, lasting tools for Vocal Leaders at every level"
Craig, MD Young Voices

"MDBrunch continues to be the mainstay of my CPD training [...] my choirs have profited hugely from all I have gained"
Laura, Treblemakers


"The communication, dedication, knowledge and welcoming attitude of the team has allowed for nationwide and worldwide musical connections which can only be developted further.  Thank you MDBrunch."
Mary, Singing It Back

MDBrunch deeply values the fact that MDs invest so much in their communities.  #Intensive23 promises to be another action packed weekend empowering vocal leaders through collaboration and learning.  We look forward to introducing you to the programme of events below and can't wait to welcome you to the wonderful community of MDBrunch.

Full Biogs and details on our leaders coming soon!!


Fri 17th - The Lab E20

  • 10.30am - Venue open, networking and social time

  • 11am-1pm Naveen Arles ‘Session Starters’
                               WarmUps that energise and develop connection in the room

  • 2.30pm-5pm Abi Mann-Daraz, ‘Invisible Inclusivity'
                          Being better prepared for hidden diversities

  • 7pm-9pm Omari Carter, ‘7 Different Types of Sway’
                          Get your choir's collective left feet to move with energy and purpose

Sat 18th - The Lab E20

  • 10.30am - Venue open, networking and social time

  • 11am-1pm Dr Jenevora Williams , ‘The Learning and Feeling Brain’
                                From chaos to order, freeing and securing the voice

  • 2.30pm-5pm Dr Amy Bebbington, ‘Intentions, Trust, Action.’
                                 Gestures that speak volumes for the silent musician

  • 7pm-9pm Harlano Weekes, ‘Gospel #SingLive’
                                 Come, learn, laugh and sing your heart out

Sun 19th - The Lab E20

  • 10.30am - Venue open, networking and social time

  • 11am-1.30pm Liz Swain AND Kevin Fox,
                                            ‘No Safety Net ’ Unlocking creativity through improvisation
                                            ‘Speed Writing ’ Songs in 30mins or less


Full session synopsis available and coming soon!

Who are MDBrunch?

MD Brunch is a skills sharing, training, networking and support organisation for people who facilitate singing.  Through our events we aim to both create a safe space for vocal leaders, in this often lonely profession, whilst also promoting the vital health and well-being work that they all do for the diverse communities around them and the impact it has.  Having grown over the last 6 years, MDBrunch now has a creative steering group of vocal leaders.  MDBrunch is led by Co-Directors, Naveen Arles BCA (Founding Director) and Mel Field (Events Director).

Mel Field
Events Director

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