If in Doubt, Breathe Out!

An Accent Method breathing workshop for choral conductors and singers.


Registration available at the door!

Online registration for this event will close on Friday 4/11 in the afternoon.

Saturday 5th November 9.30 – 11.45am

Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel for some floor work

If in Doubt Breathe Out: An Accent Method breathing workshop for choral conductors and singers supported by ANCA VIC-TAS, Kodaly Victoria and Christ Church Music Foundation.
Lead by leading Accent Method for singing specialist, Dr Ron Morris and Michael Fulcher
Dr Morris will work through an Accent Method breathing routine in the first hour after which Michael Fulcher will demonstrate how these techniques may be incorporated into the choral rehearsal. A short period of Q&A will conclude the session.

Venue: Christ Church South Yarra, cnr Punt and Toorak Rds. onsite parking available

Presenters: Dr Ron Morris, Michael Fulcher


ANCA or Kodaly Australia Members: $40
Non-Members: $50
Secondary or Tertiary Students: $20

Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel for some floor work


9.30am Registration
9.45am Dr Ron Morris –  Accent Method breathing for singers
10.45am Michael Fulcher – Choral Rehearsal Demonstration
11.30am Q&A with Dr Morris
11.45am Finish


Dr Ron Morris

Dr Ron Morris, Speech Therapist, Audiologist and Counter-Tenor, initially graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 with an Honours degree in Speech Therapy.  Ron also holds a Performer’s Certificate from Trinity College London and in 2001 he completed a Masters of Music Studies (Vocal Performance) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. As part of that degree Ron undertook additional vocal studies in London with Mrs Janice Chapman OAM as well as studying Accent Method Breathing with Ms Dinah Harris and Mrs Ingrid Rugheimer.  Ron holds a PhD in music for a study examining the use of Accent Method Breathing with singers.  Ron’s new book on Accent Method based on his PHD ‘If In Doubt Breath Out’ was released in 2016.

Ron is in demand both nationally and internationally as a speaker at conferences, workshops and summer schools having presented on numerous occasions for Classical Voice Training, British Voice Association, to the Pan European Voice Conference (PEVOC), the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) and to the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) in the UK.  Ron has been a guest tutor at the Aberystwyth Music Fest and Summer School as well as working with choristers from St Paul’s Cathedral London, Canterbury Cathedral and King’s College Cambridge.  Ron also works annually within the Vocal Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where his work is focussed on breathing, articulation and vocal pedagogy. He has recently obtained a Lectureship in Vocal Pedagogy and Health at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University.

Ron continues to sing regularly both as a member of St John’s Cathedral Choir (Brisbane) and the Opera Queensland Chorus. and as a soloist in oratorio, opera and sacred music.  Recent engagements include the Durufle Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Handel’s Dixit Dominus.

Michael Fulcher

Michael Fulcher is a conductor, chorusmaster, and voice teacher. A graduate of the University of Queensland, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London), he studied conducting with John Curro, David Porcelijn (ABC Young Conductors Mastercourse), and with Sir Charles Mackerras and Sir Mark Elder in the U.K. in 2022, Michael gained an M. Mus. St. from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, specializing in vocal pedagogy. His dissertation examined the application of Accent Method breathing to choral pedagogy.

Since 2013, Michael has been Artistic Director of Polyphonic Voices and Director of Music at Christ Church South Yarra. He is also National Vice-President of the Australian National Choral Association, Director of Chapel Music at Christ Church Grammar School, and Vocal tutor at Melbourne Grammar School. Michael recently guest chorusmastered Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the MSO Chorus, and prepared Polyphonic Voices for Eric Whitacre’s The Sacred Veil under the baton of the composer.