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Ivor Flint

Ivor Flint

Lead Tutor, voice
Academic school:
Job title:
Lead Tutor, voice
Opera through communication
Presentation class
Sight reading and vocal health
Higher qualifications:

ALCM, LLCM (TD)

Professional organisations:
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Association of Teachers of Singing
British Voice Association
Royal Society of Musicians
Biography:

 

Ivor Flint ALCM, LLCM(TD), FISM, is a voice teacher and tenor soloist. He is an expert vocal technician and in addition to teaching classical singing, sight singing and composition at the LCM to undergraduates on the BMus (Hons) course, he teaches privately. Ivor was appointed as an examiner for LCM Examinations in 2012 and has examined in Singapore. He periodically runs workshops, seminars and master classes. Ivor began teaching singing and voice in 1982 and has since gained a reputation as a first class classical voice teacher.

Ivor is highly qualified with over 25 years' experience. He continues his professional development keeping ahead of current thinking in the development of voice science which he links with his extensive knowledge of older schools of singing. He thus combines the old and the new into a thoroughly effective approach individually tailored for each student. Following on from the EVTA conference in Slovenia, Ivor gave a short presentation at the beginning of the EVTA conference in Aix-en-Provence, and then attended the first European Voice Academy in Marseilles and finished the summer at the Pan European Voice Conference. Ivor gave a presentation on Private Teaching at the Music Show November 2013 and attended the Association of Teachers of Singing Conference at Warwick University in July 2014.

Ivor performs as a tenor soloist in opera, oratorio and gives recitals and has worked with, amongst others, Geoffrey Burford, Mary Bruce and Betty Roe MBE. He studied singing firstly in Warwick with Angela Caine then in London with Laurence Watts, Gita Denise, Constance Shacklock, Alison Pearce and Andy Field, and in Germany with Wolfgang Palm. He has performed with companies including Handel Opera, The Music Room, Barrezzi Opera, Northern Ireland Opera Trust, Musica Nel Chiostro, W10, and in addition, broadcast on BBC Radio and is also a frequent visitor to Finchcocks.  He also studied composition and conducting under Ron Rappoport. In December 2013 the first part of his new Christmas Cantata for the Janice Thompson Trust had the first part performed. In October 2014, he had a new commissioned piece performed by the London Youth Choir under the direction of Suzi Digby OBE, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas.

Ivor was elected as Warden of the Private Teachers section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and now serves as an Appointed Council Member, and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing where he gave a presentation with Susan Yarnall at the 2011 annual conference on Digital Technology in the Singing Studio. In July 2014 he became the Chair Elect of AOTOS, he is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA), The Association of English Singers and Speakers (AESS), Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) and  The Royal Society of Musicians. He is a past member of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), the British Voice Association and The Royal Musical Association.