Peder KarlssonHonorary Professor, Jazz/Pop Choir Directing
At RAMA Vocal Center, Peder Karlsson is responsible for teaching three areas of choir leadership:
- methodology for choir singers’ understanding of core musical areas such as rhythm, intonation and blending. Also known as “singer-centered methodology”
- artistic development processes
- musical and social interaction between singers.
This is accomplished by a combination of teaching on location, by video conference meetings (synchronous distance learning) and by tasks/discussions in an online classroom (asynchronous distance learning).
The video conference sessions are for leadership dialogues, where the students are given a platform to verbalize issues that come up with their choirs, and then track the process of finding solutions to the issues.
The exercises done in Peder’s classes on location at RAMA Vocal Center are a combination of exercises for vocal ensemble singing skills and exercises for rehearsal leadership; to be adapted by the students to the specific circumstances of working with their choirs.
Peder Karlsson studied classical composition, arranging and guitar at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, from 1984, and graduated in 1989 with a post-graduate Diploma in vocal group performance.
As a member of the Swedish a cappella group The Real Group between 1984-2010, Peder made over 2000 concerts all over the world and 16 CDs.
The Real Group and Members of Rajaton “Ticket to Ride”
The Real Group and Members of Rajaton “Gota”
The Real Group “A Thousand Things”
The Real Group “Den Makalösa Manicken”
Since January 2015, Peder teaches choir leadership in rhythmic music at Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, since January 2016 with the title ”Honorary Professor”.