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

Mark Oldfield (BA Hons, AGSM, RCMpost dip, FHEA) 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.

Mark works at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (singing teacher, BA acting – www.rada.ac.uk); at Kingston University (singing teacher, MA music – www.kingston.ac.uk); at Middlesex University (singing teacher, BA music, Director of MDX Singers Ensemble and Visiting Lecturer for Community Arts and Music – www.mdx.ac.uk); and at Royal Holloway University London (Lecturer, Performance Practice (Bmus) sabbatical cover 2019-20). He maintains a thriving practice at his London studio, and several of his young singers have entered the profession via conservatoires 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).

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’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 Incorporated 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 has collaborated with the managing director of a company of occupational health specialists (www.allhealthmatters.co.uk) 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 culimated 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 was Creative Director of Workshops for the award winning charity 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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