Dr Dave Camlin

Lecturer in Music Education


Royal College of Music

Music Education, Community Music, Group Singing, Distributed Ethnograpy, Musician Training

Dave Camlin is a musician whose work is grounded in a passionate belief in the humanising nature of music-making, and whose musical practice spans performance, composition, teaching and research. His research interests focus on Community Music (CM), musician training and the benefits of group singing, and are grounded in a holistic philosophy of music as performance art, instrument of cultural participation, and health asset. He performs solo as a singer/song-writer, and with a variety of ensembles, including vocal group Mouthful, acoustic song-writers’ collective The Coast Road, and Celtic rock band Tryckster. He was the founding Creative Director of Cumbrian music organisation, SoundWave, from 2005-10, Head of Higher Education and Research at Sage Gateshead since 2010, and one of the more...

BA (Hons), PGCE, DProf

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  1. Daffern, H. and Camlin, D. A. and Egermann, H. and Gully, A. J. and Kearney, G. and Neale, C. and Rees-Jones, J. (2018) Exploring the potential of virtual reality technology to investigate the health and well being benefits of group singing. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 15 (1). pp. 1-22.