Dave Camlin

Music Director

Dr. Dave Camlin is an award-winning west Cumbrian singer, composer, researcher and teacher. He performs solo and with a range of ensembles including Mouthful and The Coast Road. He lectures in music education at the Royal College of Music and Trinity-Laban Conservatoire in London, was Head of Higher Education and Research at Sage Gateshead in NE England from 2010-19, and founding Creative Director of SoundWave in west Cumbria 2005-10. He leads three choirs – Sing Owt! Wild Chorus and the West Cumbria Recovery Choir – in the ‘natural voice’ tradition, and was Musical Director of the award-winning The Fellowship of Hill and Wind and Sunshine mountain-top singing project for the National Trust in 2018. His research focuses on group singing, music health and wellbeing, musician education and Community Music (CM), and he has pioneered the use of Sensemaker as a form of ‘distributed ethnography’ for arts and cultural research. His forthcoming book Music Making and the Civic Imagination explores the potential of music making as a global resource for sustainability.


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