Tim Ochala-Greenough

Senior Lecturer: Classical Music

Biography

 

Job title: Senior Lecturer: Classical Music

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Classical) (1:1 tutor)

Specialisms: vocal technique for young and developing voices

 Tim Ochala-Greenough is a Senior Lecturer in Voice. He studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, music at Royal Holloway, musicology (Elizabethan Consort Song) at Nottingham University, and voice (tenor) at the Royal Northern College of Music.

He has been a voice teacher for over 18 years. He has sung for numerous opera companies, including Opera North, Carl Rosa Opera, Pavilion Opera (including the Educational Trust), Opera Project, Welsh National Opera and English National Opera.  

His concert debut was a performance of Benjamin Britten’s then unpublished songs at the 1996 Aldeburgh Festival. He has sung over 30 roles; recent operatic engagements include Arthur Jones and cover Squeak in Billy Budd for Opera North, where he also a permanent chorus member.

Tim has also been an academic tutor on Rose Bruford College’s BA in Opera Studies and is an experienced musical director, winning a NODA award for best musical (H.M.S Pinafore) in 2006. He also works as a pianist and coach.

His vocal specialism is the teaching of vocal technique for developing voices and post-secondary school vocal repair. He is especially interested in the tensions between formal appraisal processes and long-term skill acquisition. Other interests include early Elizabethan song, musicological criticism, and music education in schools.

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