Vocal resources

This page offers a list of useful singing resources recommended by our Vocal Development Leader and tutors from our popular singing and vocal training courses. 

Association of Teachers of Singing National membership organisation which exists to promote, support and inspire best practice in the teaching of singing of all genres. Annual conferences, local events and resources.

Alan Simmons Music A variety of arrangements for school and community singing groups available to buy and download.

Blue Jam Cumbria Free sheet music and songs for choirs and ensembles.

British Choirs on the Net A listing of over 3,500 British choirs with websites, Facebook pages or contactable email addresses. Also includes

British Council World Voice Project Free online resources aimed at schools including a world songbook.

British Voice Association National membership organisation offering advice on vocal technique, performance, technology and all aspects of vocal health and hygiene. Courses, workshops, research and resources.

Charanga – Surrey Arts Interactive Digital resources aimed at schools including a bank of nearly 250 songs. Free access available to schools who take part in the Surrey Arts First Access programme.

Choral Net Signposting to other free download sites.

ChoralWiki Home of the Choral Public Domain Library. Access to free scores.

Chris Rowbury Blog Blog and website by National Voice Practitioners Network and Sound Sense member Chris Rowbury ‘From the Front of the Choir’. Includes tips, resources and a perspective from a seasoned choir / singing leader.

David Burbridge Blog Blog by David Burbridge of Lakeland Voices. Comprehensive resource for part/harmony songs, especially from traditional and folk cultures.

Friday Afternoons Project A project to celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary in 2013 including free downloads and resource packs.

Gerontius.net Searchable directories of UK choirs and choral concerts, and other choral music resources.

Human Beatbox A website dedicated to beatboxing including online tutorials.

Music for Music Teachers Some solos and some rounds, duets as well as music for ensembles.

Musical Futures There are useful vocal warm-ups on this website.

Music Notes Music available to buy as well as some free stuff.

Music Ed Resources List of rounds and partner songs.

Music Room Music available to buy as well as some free stuff.

Natural Voice Practitioners Network A network for people who work with voice and song.

Sing for Pleasure A charity dedicated to encourage better singing in class and choir. Offer conducting training courses.

Sing Up Resources and ideas for children’s singing including a bank of over 500 songs available to members.

Songs for All Free music downloads of several compositions by Brenda C.Kayne. Most of the material includes interfaith, spiritual and secular music for chorus, small ensemble and vocal ensemble.

Surrey Performing Arts Library Over 6000 music sets for loan, including vocal scores of anything from ‘South Pacific’ to ‘Aida’, and a large selection of music to suit smaller groups, such as songs and madrigals. The Making Music Kirby Collection is an extensive collection of printed choral music

Together With Music A project which aims to connect schools with care homes through music. Schools submit a song in video format via their website which is then shared with a designated care home with the longer term aim of developing a relationship with that home. The aim is to bring some joy to care home residents at these difficult times.  

Total Choir Resources Includes sections on warm-ups, choir management tools, rehearsing and podcasts.

Virtual Sheet Music Downloadable sheet music, various styles.

Voces Cantabiles Music Vocal education charity and home of Surrey Arts artists-in-residence professional acappella ensembles Voces8 and Apollo5.

Voice Festival Website of the UK’s a cappella voice festival features a useful resources section.

Vocal Health Useful tips on vocal health from the National Centre for Voice and Speech in America.

Vocal Information Covers a range of topics, from the American National Association of Teachers of Singing

Vocal Union Range of free scores and mp3s to download. Aimed at schools but useful for community singing too.

Vocal Warmups A good range of basic warm ups for all singers that are safe and effective.

Vocal Warmdowns Reset and relax your voice after singing.

Voices Foundation A national music education charity that supports teaching music at primary level.