RAMA Vocal Center

The RAMA Vocal Center in Aalborg offers regular Academy programmes at BMus, MMus, and soloist level, postgraduate studies in the form of professional master's programmes, and various inspirational courses, master classes etc.

How do you make vocal music sound just ‘right’ when it comes to styles such as pop, rock, jazz, gospel, world, improvisation, and vocal painting? Many choirs and a cappella groups face this challenge in rehearsal as well as in performances featuring these musical styles.

Innovative Choir Leading studies at the European Voices Award-winning RAMA Vocal Center provides the answers to meet this challenge, where students from across the World come to meet a renowned team of world-class teachers, ensuring the highest pedagogical and artistic level of all.

You will be taught by the creators of The Intelligent Choir philosophy & Vocal Painting, Singers’ Tools, Conductors’ Toolbox, Arranging & Interpretation Tools, and minor subjects like voice, piano, ear training, move & groove, beatboxing and concert design.

It provides an international and innovative study environment, relying on state of the art technology within e.g. e-learning, and with a focus on constant artistic and pedagogical development. Tuition to a great degree alternate between distance learning and intensive onsite sessions at the Aalborg campus.

The center manager, Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe, is a choir conductor, teacher, and lecturer in international demand. His extensive network of contacts ensures that RAMA Vocal Center attracts students and teachers from all over the world. Jim is responsible for developing the choir philosophy The Intelligent Choir.

In this short music documentary by Carl Eneroth, you will get behind the scenes of Vocal Painting (VOPA), an innovative sign language for improvisational choir singing, as it is taught and performed at The Royal Academy of Music, Denmark.

Read more about the RAMA Vocal Center, The Intelligent Choir (TIC), and upcoming boot camps through the menu to the right.