It's time! We've spend a lot of time preparing different Vocal Leadership activities in Holland, and now I can tell you all about it!
At the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Jim Daus Hjernoe has been pioneering the rhythmic vocal music scene in the last few years. Specifically when it comes to leading vocal ensembles. His method 'the Intelligent Choir' is a big hit!
Holland is now the second country in the world, offering an official education in 'Vocal Leadership', formerly known as rhythmic choir conducting. And we are very happy and proud to announce a cooperation with RAMA. In Holland, there's another 'first'- Codarts and Fontys offer the 'Inspiration course' together. They cooperate, join classes, help each other and inspire each ocher. How great is that!
Behind the scenes, we have been working on different Vocal Leadership activities:
Insipration Day - Rotterdam
On September 10, we will host Inspiration Day 4. The first 3 have been a great opportunity to experience the methods and get info on future education possibilities. Check out the info about an Inspiration day here: http://www.codarts.nl/vocal-leadership/
Inspiration Course - Rotterdam & Tilburg
In the fall, we will host Inspiration Course 2. In this course we accept new participants, extra singers and existing participants will be offered the opportunity to continue studying in module 2. The course is based on 3 weekends with Jim, Peder and Jesper as guest teachers: http://fontys.nl/Studeren/Opleidingen/Docent-Muziek/Vocal-Leadership.htm
Fulltime Master - Tilburg
From september 2016 we will offer an official Master of Music! This fulltime studies will take place at Fontys Conservatory. With weekly classes, this is a 2-year programme. To enter this programme, you have to take an admission test. Check out here: http://fontys.nl/Kopie-van-Over-Fontys/Nieuws-tonen-op/Vocal-leadership-in-the-Master-of-Music-1.htm
Vocal Leadership Course - Rotterdam
From January 2017, Codarts will present the Vocal Leadership Course. This is a 2-year parttime, certificate based course on a master level. To be accepted an admission test is required. It's not necessary to have a conservatory bachelor degree if you can demonstrate the same kind of quality during the test. The course is based on 12 intense weekends (3 per semester) and will include practical, hands-on tools and classes like choir leading from different, international teachers, move & groove, piano, eartraining and singing.
Codarts Minor - Rotterdam
In September, Codarts students will be given the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree with a minor Vocal Leadership. This is a small programme within any conservatory bachelor for year 4.
Teaching Music Specialisation - Tilburg
From September 2016, the Docent Muziek (teaching music) bachelor will offer a specialisation programme Vocal Leadership. Like a minor, but spread out over all 4 bachelor years.
Next June, the people in charge of the programmes in Holland will once again take a trip to Aalborg, Denmark, to talk about our collaboration, contracts and to make everything official. Can't wait!!
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