Peder KarlssonAdjungeret Professor, Rytmisk Korledelse
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 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.
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.
In the online classrooms, students are given materials to study at their own time; overview theoretical material for reflection and discussion.
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.
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”.