Denmark

Sat
09
Apr

Summer camp 2016 with POSTYR and Morton Kjaer

Singers, arrangers, choir leaders, and conductors! If you like vocal music and POSTYR, you will love summer camp with POSTYR and Morton Kjaer!

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Tue
15
Mar

EKTE «Vocal Music Connected to Earth»

Ekte

Two male choir students Federico Trindade and Vemund Kjelstad at The Royal Academy of Music Aalborg, create fall 2015 the vocal group EKTE. A project-based group with the intention of cooperating with musicians and ensembles from all over the world. With music written by themselves, they want to share authentic stories about real life.

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Thu
23
Jul

An Uruguayan in Denmark - pushing for south american vocal music

Vocal Sampling from Cuba

My name is Federico Trindade and I am a Uruguayan musician who has lived the past 14 years in Brazil and who is currently residing in Denmark studying a Master in Choir Conducting.

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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
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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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
12
Aug

Local Blog #1: Made in Denmark

Made in Denmark

Many people associate Denmark with smørrebrød, LEGO or H.C. Andersen. In the last 20 years Denmark also developed its own a cappella brand. “Made in Denmark” is a sign for extraordinary musical quality, innovation und sincere expression. Names like Jens Johansen, Vocal Line, Ørehænger and Postyr became inspiring figures of the international choir scene.

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Fri
31
Jan

Conducting pop/rock/jazz choir (60 ECTS) courses in Aarhus

Further Education at The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark

Professional Master (60 ECTS)
- is for music teachers, music pedagogues and others with a passed music education
containing choir conducting at a bachelor level or equivalent qualifications with at
least two years relevant professional experience with choir conducting. The main
focus is upgrading the pedagogical and artistic activities at an advanced level.

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Mon
11
Nov

The new Vocal Line CD is coming !

On November 25th, the new Vocal Line album "Precious Things" will be released.

If you want to listen to a first teaser, here it is:

visit Vocal Line at www.vocalline.dk

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Mon
11
Nov

Support Aarhus Vocal Festival 2015

Singing vocal music is something quite extraordinary!

“Why?” you say.

Well, because here it is possible to use the instrument you got in birth to interact from the heart with other likeminded.

So! Aarhus Vocal Festival is on a mission! The aim is to continue to create a festival that is ahead of spreading the knowledge and joy of vocal music to singers all over Denmark and abroad, developing the genre of vocal music.

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