Education

Articles about education, trainings, techniques, methodology and other related topics.

Wed
14
Sep

What’s my part? An interview with Jo Annemans

Jo Annemans

There are two kinds of choir singers. Some of us are the shy one. We love singing in a group, but we don’t want to be heard too much. We don’t consider ourselves musicians, and we don’t know how to prepare or learn music on our own. In every concert, there are those two measures in that one song that we just don’t sing because they’re too hard. We just move our mouths and hope that our neighbors will manage those notes without us.

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Tue
26
Jul

Beatbox complete - now available in english!

The definitive book on beatboxing by the renowned beatbox performers and coaches Indra Tedjasukmana and Andreas Kuch.

Need a bite-size drum kit and percussion section? No instruments are required to achieve stylistic fluency with this book! It offers an easy and hands-on approach to the basics of beatboxing and is the ideal tool for classroom practice and self-study. All important beatbox sounds are explained with examples from various music styles, stretching from rock and ballads to hip-hop and Latin music.

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Purple Vocals Pop-up Studio with Paul Phoenix

Paul Phoenix' venture "Purple Vocals" is dedicated to help and encourage singers of all levels around the world.

And it truly is a globally operating one-man enterprise: After having coached in the US, Italy, Great Britain and Switzerland, Paul already set off to Indonesia, China and Hong Kong. But between his busy global schedule, he managed to drop by in the cosy state of Saarland/Germany for one of his "Purple Vocals Pop-up Studios".

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Wed
17
Jun

Local Blog #4: Reflections – composing for contemporary a cappella choirs

Over the last six years, I have been working as a choir leader and arranger for contemporary a cappella choirs. I made the observation that most of the choirs in the scene sing cover music. My Master’s project at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus/Aalborg (DK), that was coached by Malene Rigtrup (Ørehænger), Jens Johansen (Vocal Line) and Jim Daus Hjernøe (choir professor at the Royal Academy of Music) is an attempt to contribute with new original music to the choir world.

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Mon
18
May

Welcome to EVA, Catarina Lybeck!

Catarina Lybeck

The European Voices Association is happy to welcome a new member. Some of you may already have met her at the LEOsings sessions in Aalborg and Freiburg.

Catarina, tell us who you are!

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Mon
09
Feb

Join LEOsings in Freiburg, March 5th-8th!

LEO sings! Eiversity of singing practices in Europe

How do we sing in Europe? How do we teach singing? What do we sing?

From the insight that giving people the opportunity to meet peers from different cultures and countries helps to improve the quality and mutual understanding, experts from five countries and eight partners have joined in the two-year cooperation project “LEOsings!”.

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Mon
08
Dec

Local Blog #3: OPERATION SYNG

1 day – 4 songs – 6 locations throughout the whole country – 2500 young singers. Sounds like a dream scenario, right? It actually happens every second year in Denmark. The event is called “Operation Syng” and is organized by the Danish youth choir organization Syng, which I am working for. Last month the event took place at 6 different high schools all over Denmark. In combination to the project, Syng publishes every second year a songbook with 4 pop choir arrangements that are rehearsed on the “Operation Syng” day with a choir of 300-500 singers at each location.

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Thu
06
Nov

The EVA Action Plan 2015/16

After almost three years of EVA activities, we have realized both the potential of the European vocal music community and the difficulties of implementing all of the great ideas and suggestions coming from our members.

The European Voices Manifesto, signed by 80+ vocal music artists and organizers to prepare EVA’s foundation, gave us an inspiring vision of what we could achieve.

Wed
08
Oct

Local Blog #2: The Intelligent Choir

Jim in action

A choir full of academic super brains and future winners of „Who wants to be a millionaire“? What makes a choir intelligent? The title „The Intelligent Choir“ was invented by the Danish choir professor Jim Daus Hjernøe and refers to his pedagogical philosophy: to educate your choir singers in taking more responsibility for the musical process. Jim Daus is one of my teachers in pop/jazz choir leading at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus/Aalborg (Denmark), who is specialized in choral improvisation (a. o.  Circle Song), Soundpainting and ear training for choirs.

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Tue
06
May

Video Interview w/ Jim Daus Hjernoe - Part 2

by Florian Städtler, Vocal Blog editor-in-chief

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