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In the week of vokal.total we have a high concentration of expert knowledge on A Cappella Music in Graz.  It is also a meeting of people craving for this wisdom. And we want to satisfy this hunger with our workshops!



 

 

vokal.total.kids – Klaudia Tandl

Wed July 18th 10.00am-12.00noon

GrazMuseum
Sackstraße 18, 8010 Graz

This is for Kids who love to sing! Join our little Choir and learn new Songs, train your voice and have fun! We will perform what we’ve learned at the end of the Workshops for all the parents.

Oh, and of course! Since we are already at the GrazMuseum the kids will get a guided tour!

Language: German
Cost
: Euro 12,- (You have a sibling? They only pay Euro 8,-)
There are a few free spots available, contact us!


 

 

Beatboxing – Ivory Parker, Napom, Alexinho

Fri July 20th 3.00pm-5.00pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

We have the worlds leading beatboxers in Graz. They had shows on the biggest stages with famous artists from many different countries. If you want to learn from the best, then this workshop is for you!

Language: English (Questions can be asked in German)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Do it like The Real Group – Anders Jalkéus

Thu July 19th 9.00am-11.00am

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

Did you ever wonder how your A Cappella Group can improve even further? Aren’t you curious to look behind the curtain and into the rehearsal room of one of the worlds famous A Cappella Group? This workshop gives an insight in rehearsal methods, how to deal with intonation, getting a better time feel as a group and how to improve blending. Learn about the tricks of The Real Group and get inspired from the expertise and knowledge of Anders Jalkéus.

Anders Jalkéus was a singer and founding Member of The Real Group. He has two masters degrees, one in Music Education and one in Classical Solo Singing. He also has a post graduate diploma in Vocal Group Singing. He has studied choir conducting with professor Eric Ericson and he is a frequent workshop leader, popular lecturer and well renowned adjudicator in competitions all around the world.

Language: English (Questions can be answered in German)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Hear it and sing it – Matthias Becker

Thu July 19th 11.15am-1.15pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

Improve your skill set and become an expert singer. Explore the harmony and music theory in Pop and Jazz. Get a deeper understanding through hearing it and singing it. Learn about a practical guide through intervals and chords. Beginning with simple triads to the exciting 6 part jazz harmony. To really integrate the theoretic understanding of music in your performance we will sing, sing, sing!

Matthias Becker is founder and manager of VoKAL ToTAL, the famous German vocal jazz quartet. He has a diploma in choir conducting and a musicology PhD in „choir music in jazz“. He is holding national and international courses in music for choirmasters, choirs and vocal ensembles, and has a publishing company for international Choir music.

Language: English (Questions can be answered in German)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Know the chart, not just your part! – Kim Nazarian

Thu July 19th 1.45pm-3.45pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

This is a detailed rehearsal workshop, designed to develop an ensemble’s awareness of the “whole picture”. This session will use Darmon Meader’s arrangement of “Moonglow”. Attendees of the clinic will break into sections and then sing through the chart in various combinations: women and men as two separate entities, sopranos and basses together, tenors and altos together. All to develop the ensemble’s understanding of the various harmonic and rhythmic relationships within the parts. By the time everyone is brought together, various important issues are fine tuned: matched vertical vowels, matched sound between the two genders, rhythm and time, swinging consonants, connection to lyric, dynamics, phrasing and style authenticity.

Kim Nazarian has been harmonizing all over the world with the New York Voices for the past 28 years. She has specialized in teaching vocal technique and the art of ensemble singing. She continues her long‐standing position as an Artist in Residence at Bowling Green State University, and serves as the jazz voice teacher via Skype at Ithaca College.

Language: English
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Estill Voice Training™ TREATS: Be Pitch Perfect AND Vocally Versatile – Kimberly Steinhauer

Thu July 19th 4.00pm-6.00pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

Estill Voice TrainingTM is an innovative system for teaching voice that integrates pioneering scientific research with the artistic study of voice. The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate select Figures for Voice™ and apply them to a cappella challenges. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to produce the Figures, describe the underlying anatomy and physiology, and apply them to specific musical examples.  A cappella singers will find a new way to hear, feel, and see the voice.

Kimberly Steinhauer has devoted her entire career to the voice—in song, education, and research. As a singer, she has performed in venues ranging from pop through opera & sacred music. As a scientist, Kimberly holds a Ph.D., was awarded a federal grant to study voice motor learning in aging singers and speakers. As an educator, she has taught in the public school and university setting. She is a Certified Course Instructor of Estill Voice Training and a Founding Partner and current President of Estill Voice International, LLC.

Language: English (Questions can be answered in German)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Belting Basics – Corinne Mager

Thu 19. Juli, 6.15pm-8.15pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

This is an introduction to the energetic and ever impressive Belt voice quality. Each participant will be encouraged to build a healthy and sustainable Belt quality that suits their needs – from musical theater, pop and rock to handling a noisy environment. The Belt quality from the Estill Voice Training Model will serve as a standard and participants will gain a healthy perspective on this sometimes elusive sound.

Corinne Mager is a Certified Course Instructor of Estill Voice Training. She holds a MM (Vocal Pedagogy) from the New England Conservatory and a BM (Vocal Performance) from Youngstown State University. Corinne is currently teaching privately in Vienna and is a sought after guest workshop leader and lecturer.

Language: English (Questions can be answered in German)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Soundpainting – The art of live composition – Gitte Wolffson

Fri July 20th 10.00am-12.00pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

Soundpainting is a multi-disciplinary sign language developed by Walter Thompson, to create compositions live and instantly. Soundpainting-Pieces with singers are acoustical collages, fascinating, experimental and always different.
In this workshop we will learn basic signs and the structure of this language, that are useful for singers. From the very beginning on the participants are a part of the soundpainting choir, where the joy of playing is central. Some participants will get the chance to compose themselves.

Gitte Wolffson is a certified soundpainter. She got her Certificate from Walter Thompson in Paris, where she developed compositions herself with a sound painting orchestra. She is a singer and teacher in Düsseldorf and teaches a simplified version of soundpainting to children.

Language: German (Questions can be answered in English)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


 

 

Think groove, be groovy – Andrea Figallo

Fri July 20th 12.15pm-2.15pm

Reiterkaserne – Kunstuniversität Graz
Leonhardstraße 82-84, 8010 Graz

Rhythmic awareness as the foundation of the art of singing. Rhythm is the foundation of modern music. Solid understanding of this key element is essential for singers in order to have all the necessary tools to express themselves in the best and most effective way.
The goal of this workshop is to increase singers’ rhythmic awareness through an original approach. Fun exercises will be used to activate rhythmic curiosity, improve listening skills, and gain a better grasp of the relationship among time, rhythm and groove.
A truly unique workshop, interesting for everyone and boring only to those who will not take part in it.

Andrea Figallo is very well known in the A Cappella scene. He studied voice and drama in Bologna, conducted choirs and performed with various vocal ensembles before joining the Flying Pickets and the Wise Guys later on. Today he is a sought-after vocal coach in seminars, workshops and master classes. He also appeared on Bobby McFerrin’s new CD “VOCAbuLarieS”.

Language: English (Questions can be answered in German and Italian)
Cost: Euro 25,-

 

 


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