Philippa Reeves

Acting Through Song Tutor

Alongside her own performance work, Philippa has lectured in singing in the Drama School of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for over twenty years. A classically trained singer, she has worked in Britain and Europe in a wide range of musical styles, she has performed with the physical theatre company ELAN in Europe and the American composer and choreographer, Meredith Monk. She has gained a reputation for her work in contemporary music, which includes working with the Finish dancer Tanja Råmon and designer, film-maker and DJ, John Collingswood on a series of improvised performances culminating in the premier of Virta at the Royal Opera House. She is currently developing a solo performance piece which explores the interplay between natural and electro-acoustic sounds. Through her work as both singer and director she continues to explore the notion of the interdisciplinary singer, an actor singer who can move effortlessly between the demands of text and music, and it is this expertise that she brings to her teaching.