About Mark OldfieldMark Oldfield, founder of VocalcraftworkMark Oldfield, founder of Vocalcraftwork

Mark Oldfield (FHEA, RCMpost dip, AGSM, BA Hons) was born in Yorkshire and grew up in Suffolk. As a child he played the piano and various brass instruments, and sang in the church choir. He graduated from Colchester Institute and developed his singing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Britten-Pears School for Advanced Studies in Suffolk and the Opera School of the Royal College of Music in London.

Mark is currently teaching at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (BA acting), at the Italia Conti Academy (BA acting, music theatre and dance), and at Kingston University, London (MMus performance and MA education, all genres). He maintains a thriving practice at his London studio, and several of his young singers have entered the profession in Britain or abroad. In 2014 Mark was appointed vocal coach to North London Chorus where he offers regular sessions and works closely with MD Murray Hipkin (www.northlondonchorus.org).

Mark’s versatile lyric baritone, sound musicianship and ease on stage secured him an international career in opera, oratorio and song recitals. Mark uses his experience in teaching and coaching  across a wide portfolio of work. The Independent Society of Musicians provides Mark’s public liability insurance.

The health and educational benefits of singing are widely acknowledged, and Mark enjoys sharing his passion and finding ways to facilitate projects in the wider community.

Mark collaborated with the managing director of a company of occupational health specialists in an innovative programme promoting good breathing and wellbeing with the staff of Tullow Oil plc. Mark led a series of singing sessions for staff in their lunchtimes and after work, and these proved very popular. The process culminated in performances to their colleagues in the “break out” area of the company head office in Chiswick Park, west London. Read some of the feedback here

Mark has taught a wide demographic and in all genres of music. He was a visiting lecturer and director of the Singers Ensemble at Middlesex University for over 12 years and was Creative Director of Workshops for Streetwise Opera for nearly five years, working with a team of facilitators to deliver regular workshops for people who had experienced homelessness.

Please visit Mark’s personal website, www.markoldfield.net, or go to his LinkedIn page.

“A singer with a richly expressive baritone and mature acting ability” -
Daily Telegraph




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