Certification
Blair
Kelly
M.A., ProfGCE, BMus
Blair Kelly
EFP: 2018
EMT: 2020
E-mail:
blair.kelly.music@gmail.com

Specialties: Singing, Speaking
Languages: English

Blair Kelly is a vocal coach and lecturer specialising in contemporary commercial music, musical theatre and spoken voice for actors. Blair is the founder and Artistic Director of Errata: London’s Queerest Choir with an additional interest and specialism in working with drag and cabaret performers. He holds an MA Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary University of London and a BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Blair’s research interests include queer utopian performance, Bourdieu’s theory of practice and education, disability in performance and rehearsal and has presented his research at the 10th Estill World Voice Symposium in 2021, the Voice Geek Conference 2019 and has published a chapter in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices. Blair is a performance artist and songwriter, releasing his first album in 2014, and writing and performing a solo stand-up experimental cabaret in 2018. He is currently working on combining live art with rock music in an experimental performance exploring queer magick and mythology. He has previously directed and MDed productions of Spring Awakening, The Addams Family and Rent, and has most recently acted as Vocal Director on Thistle Rose Academy of Arts’ production of Joey Contreras’ new musical In Pieces. Blair is passionate about working with and coaching queer, trans and non-binary performers and has extensive experience of facilitating a safe learning environment for clients and colleagues from the LGBTQIA+ community.

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