Derek Barnes is a professional musician and vocal specialist who divides his career between his work as a conductor, composer and arranger, and as an educationalist, vocal teacher and voice coach. In in the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the USA he has directed workshop and lectures demonstrating sound and consciousness, the therapeutic use of voice, and voice in communication.
Derek has been Professor of Music Theatre Performance at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chichester, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the International Music Theatre Education at Turku University of Applied Sciences Arts Academy (Finland), San Diego State University (USA) and the Joop van den Ende Academy (Germany), and the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies, University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania). He has worked as a Musical Director at the National Theatre and in London’s West End, and his engagements have taken him to opera houses and concert halls in 15 countries working with theatre directors Sir Trevor Nunn, Simon Callow and Melly Still. He has written scores for Sir Arnold Wesker’s plays and contributed music for theatre productions, concerts and recordings. Derek is an accredited Healer Member of The Healing Trust (National Federation of Spiritual Healers).
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