Inspiration Course in Innovative Choir Leading
Inspiration Course for music teachers and others with at least 2 years of professional experience within music education and innovative choir leading.
Online inspiration course for Choir Leaders, Autumn 2020
18 hours in total (3 x 6 hours)
Welcome to a unique and international online inspiration course where choir leaders will meet a renowned team of educators, ensuring the highest pedagogical and artistic level of all.
This course is a fun learning experience to get an overview of the newest and most innovative working styles within rhythmic choir music. How do you make vocal music sound ‘right’ when it comes to pop, jazz, and improvisation, etc.? The online inspiration course provides the answers to meet this challenge.
We will meet 3 x 6 hours during autumn 2020, where all classes are taught online from RAMA Vocal Center Aalborg. From our site, there will be a few singers present in the room to try out the methods in “real life”, since the dates correspond to the Bootcamps we are running at the same time. On the side of your classes, you are welcome to join some of our regular classes as well as a fly on the wall.
Topics and Teachers
The Intelligent Choir and Vocal Painting (VOPA) – professor Jim Daus Hjernøe (DK)
Singers’ Tools – honorary professor Peder Karlsson (S)
Conductors’ Toolbox – assistant professor Jesper Holm (DK)
Arranging & Interpretation – assistant professor Malene Rigtrup (DK)
The exact time schedule TBA
- September 2020 (6 hours)
Friday, September 11th (afternoon)
Saturday, September 12th (daytime)
- October 2020 (6 hours)
Friday, October 23th (afternoon)
Saturday, October 24th (daytime)
- November 2020 (6 hours)
Friday, November 27th (afternoon)
Saturday, November 28th (daytime)
2800 DKK (approximately 375 euro)
6-12 choir leaders
August 15th, 2020
Fill in the Application form (the deadline has already passed)
Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe
“Show up in person” Inspiration Courses
The Academy offers two inspiration courses consisting of 3 x 3 days each module/semester. The course develops the participants’ artistic and practical skills in singing, theory, etc. in relation to innovative choir leading.
The teacher team has references to Bobby McFerrin, The Real Group, Touché, and Vocal Line, assisted by top guest teachers in beatboxing and concert design.
- The Intelligent Choir philosophy & Vocal Painting by professor Jim Daus Hjernøe
- Singers’ Tools by honorary professor Peder Karlsson
- Conductors’ Toolbox by assistant professor Jesper Holm
- Arranging & Interpretation Tools by assistant professor Malene Rigtrup
1) Module 1
The course is provided every autumn semester or by appointment. Requires a minimum of 6 participants.
Besides innovative choir leading there will be classes in move and groove, ear training and theory as well as solo lessons in piano playing and singing.
Participants are expected to work weekly with their own choir in between the boot camps.
2) Flex Module
The course is available in both semesters.
Flex Module is for participants, who have completed modules 1 or a different innovative choir leading programme from RAMA Vocal Center. You will be joining classes that correspond to your experience and qualifications.
Besides classes in innovative choir leading, the participants will choose 2 x 45 minutes of free subject per campus. Examples of electives may be ear training, arrangement, move and groove, piano, singing, etc.
It is possible to repeat the flex module.
All dates can be found here.
Classes are held at the Academy’s department in the House of Music in Aalborg. The schedule goes from Thursday from 12 pm to Saturday at 5 pm.
Extra online classes can be provided.
The classes will be taught in English.
Further course description here.
One module (3 x 3 days): 8000 DKK.
Accommodation and meals are covered by the participants themselves.
Extra online classes can be provided (135 Euro per session of 60 min.)
Module 1 (autumn 2021): TBA
Requires a minimum of 6 participants.
Flex Module (spring 2021): TBA
Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe