Rosario Mawby is the Deputy Programme Leader for our BMus Popular Music Performance programme.

Rosario is a performer, vocal coach, musical director, entrepreneur, and lecturer. She undertook an MA in Performance at Leeds College of Music and has recently completed an MPhil in music, specialising in Issues and Challenges in the Assessment of Popular Music Performance within the UK HE Music Sector at the University of Salford.

She is keen to share her knowledge and experience with others to provide a better understanding of voice within music and performance, specialising in performance craft and interpretation. She lectures in performance, popular music studies, voice, and postgraduate one to ones.

In her industry practice, she has been privileged enough to work alongside and support various artists and musicians. These include; Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Charlie Dore (‘Ain’t No Doubt’), Neil Fairclough (Queen), Ella Shaw (Britain’s Got Talent). She co-runs BMusical, a company designed to support and nurture early-career musicians as well as providing a safe environment for graduates to work alongside professional musicians. 

Her professional engagements include singing popular music, jazz, classical, and musical theatre in a variety of venues, and in a range of ensembles. She is a vocalist with several bands, as well as running her own jazz ensemble derived of musicians from across the UK.

She has recently finished a tour performing Motown too. In addition, she has sung with a variety of choirs (soprano and alto), featuring as Soprano Soloist at several events. Rosario has directed, and conducted a number of choirs, including Sefton Ladies Choir and is now assistant MD for a prominent choir in the North-West.

Rosario is a current member of the British Voice Association’s (BVA) education working party committee and has organised national educational events. Rosario was asked to join the Editorial Board for the Journal of Music, Health, and Wellbeing in 2018. Her research outputs include IASPM London Calling 2020 and Healthy Mind, Healthy Voice for the BVA.

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