Study day Barbershop Workshop

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Arts
1.5 hours
Course Director
Steven Legge

Page last updated 24 October 2023


The Centre for Music at UWE Bristol is delighted to welcome our Guest Director, Dr Lynne Lawrance, who will lead a Barbershop workshop at on Thursday 21 October 2021, 18:00-19:30. Lynne will introduce you to the power of barbershop, its unique sound and style.Lynne will lead the workshop, to be held at the Centre for Music (Frenchay Campus), after which, those who wish may attend an open rehearsal with the fantastic Avon Harmony.

Entry requirements

Some experience at choral/vocal singing is useful but this session is open to anyone interested in just getting to grips with this genre.



The session will introduce you to the quirks of the genre, the chords that are important and the making the harmonies ring.

Prices and dates

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Extra information

Biography of Dr Lynne Lawrance

By day, Lynne is an academic teaching Medical Microbiology and running a Masters degree at UWE Bristol but, away from work, she is a barbershop fanatic. Lynne started when she joined Avon Harmony on moving back to Bristol and is still there 15 years on. Lynne wanted a hobby to enable her to get out and meet people. The Avon Harmony gave Lynne the confidence to start a quartet as well, and eventually she became an extreme quartetter.

Lynne is heavily involved in the scene now, currently chair of Avon Harmony, baritone section leader, and sings with two mixed choruses (The Bristol Mix and EQ Rendezvous). She attends extreme quartet events twice year (UK and Germany) and sings with two ladies' quartets (Red Velvet and Roulette). Recently, she started to train as a judge for the British Association for Barbershop Singers (BABS) in the presentation category and will be doing her first shadow judging in November. 

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