The Intelligent Choir (TIC)

TIC is a musical philosophy developed by Jim Daus Hjernøe, Professor at the Royal Academy of Music where choir directors and choristers are sharing the responsibility for the artistic process.

The Intelligent Choir (TIC) is a musical philosophy developed by Jim Daus Hjernøe, who is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music. The philosophy emphasizes the shared responsibility between choir directors and choristers in the artistic process. It can be applied to any choir, regardless of genre or skill level.

The methodology of TIC consists of three pedagogical areas:

  1. Developing musical skills: This involves focusing on various aspects such as intonation and pitch, rhythm and groove, sound and blend, interpretation and expression, and overall performance. The goal is to enhance the choir’s musical abilities in these areas.
  2. Implementing Vocal Painting (VOPA): VOPA is a technique used within TIC that involves using specific gestures to create visual cues for the choir. These cues help guide the choir in their performance and facilitate a deeper understanding and connection to the music.
  3. Liberation of voice, body, and soul: This aspect of TIC aims to free the voice, body, and soul of the choristers, allowing them to express themselves fully through music. It encourages individuality and emotional engagement, promoting a more authentic and impactful performance.

Overall, TIC provides a comprehensive approach to choral music, focusing on skill development, innovative techniques like Vocal Painting, and the personal and artistic growth of the choir members. Jim Daus Hjernøe, as a Professor, has played a significant role in developing and promoting this philosophy.

Jim Daus Hjernøe, Professor

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