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SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/LECTURES​:

Frode Fjellheim (NO):

Meet the composer

Frode Fjellheim is a Norwegian joiker and musician (piano and synthesizer).

He is best known for his band Transjoik and as the composer of the 2002 song "Eatnemen Vuelie", which

was later adapted to become the opening musical number of Frozen.

His repertoirebook "Yoik for choirs" contains arrangements of yoiks, compositions in yoik style,

and information on yoik and sami music tradition.

Bilde: Av Orland - Eget verk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30988910

Anne Karin Sundal-Ask (NO)

Norwegian folk music in children`s choirs


Anne Karin has been the conductor and artistic director of The Norwegian Girls Choir since 2005.

She also teaches conducting at The Norwegian Academy of Music.

She has a unique ability to communicate her musical vision to the singers so that each one performs

to her utmost. Sundal-Ask’s focus on intonation, quality of sound, and ensemble performance

has become a trademark. Together with the choir she continuously strives to create moving and

expressive performances.

 

 

Gunnar Benediktsson (IS)

Choir performance: not just the voice

Gunnar has been conducting various choirs for twenty years. He has studied oboe and piano in Iceland,

and creative music workshop leading in Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a Program director

for Creative Music Communication at the Iceland University of the Arts, as well as the keyboardist in

heavy-metal group Skálmöld.

Sakari Ylivuori (FI)

What can a performer learn by studying the manuscripts?

Sakari graduated from the Sibelius Academy, the University of the Arts in Helsinki. He defended his

doctoral dissertation Jean Sibelius’s Works for Mixed Choir; A Source Study in 2013.

Currently he works as an editor in Jean Sibelius Works (a complete critical edition), and as a choral

conductor for Laurentius-kuoro and SatOn kuoro.

Joakim Olsson Kruse (SE)

Singing Boys – the Lost Tribe of Cultureland?

How do boys and young men find their place in choral singing?​

Joakim is a conductor and organist i Västerås Cathedral, Sweden

He has a long experience in working with boy’s choirs, and is currently conducting

Västerås Boys’s choir in Sweden. His special interests are choir developing, with focus on c

hallenges as young men in choirs, recruitment, introducing young singers to classical repertoire,

teenagers and changing voices.

Ole A. Thomassen (NO)

Estill Voice Training Introductory course

Ole had his education from Barrat Due Musikkinstitutt and from The University of Oslo (MA). He works at

Bårdar Academy, and gives seminars and masterclasses. He has mostly performed classical church music

and Lieder. He is a certified teacher (SMT) in the Jo Estill Voice Training System and is a menber of the

committee for the European Estill Summit 2016 and 2018. Ole is also a board member of EVTA.no.

Jim Daus Hjernøe (DK)

The Intelligent Choir

Jim is professor and principal teacher in ''Innovative Choir Leading'’ (pop/jazz choir). As head of RAMA Vocal Center,

he is responsible for the international campus in Aalborg based on innovative choir leading and the latest e-learning

technology. Jim has focused on improvisational art and developed the innovative and revolutionary methodology

"The Intelligent Choir" for the last ten years. He has held workshops, seminars, lectures and courses for singers and

conductors throughout Europe.

The Intelligent Choir (TIC)

A complete methodology developed by professor Jim Daus Hjernøe. TIC refers to his musical philosophy of training

choir conductors to allow and inspire choristers to share responsibility for the musical process. The workshop will focus

on Vocal Painting (VOPA) which is an extensive collection of hand signals that can be used individually and/or in

combination to communicate non-verbally between conductor and singers. These signals can be utilized with known

material to convey small details during rehearsals and especially performances. They can also be used to create

“music of the moment” (improvised music).

Astrid Vang-Pedersen (DK)

Concert Design

How do you create a captivating staging of you choir? Once you have learned the music and the ensemble is ready

to take it onto the stage the question arises – how are we performing? Where to stand? Where to look? How to look?

The workshop helps you address these questions, through presenting a concept called Concert Design. We take a look

at the concert situation as an event, where communication is taking place, and discuss how we as singers may act and

react towards our audiences. Examples are presented, and the participants of the workshop are guided through a

number of exercises with a focus on how to develop communicative skills as performers combined with physical

awareness on stage.

Astrid is the conductor of the vocal-ensembles Dopplers & Papaya. The ensemble focus on dramatic and

communicative aspects of the vocal performances. Astrid finished her PhD about “Concert Design” recently in 2018.

She also teaches at Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (RAMA), and tours as musician together with the theatre “Teatergrad”.

Gro Shetelig (NO):     

Body work and aural warmups  in choir rehearsal- why? How?

Gro is a professor in Aural Skills, she has published several textbooks on ear training and methodology.

We take for granted the fact that any choir rehearsal opens with vocal warm-ups. But how many choir

conductors are aware of to what extent aural warmups and rhythmic body work will benefit their choir’s development

and musicianship?  

In this workshop we will explore a series of aural warmups and rhythmic activities – and also how aural training can be

drawn from the musical elements and challenges in the choir’s repertoire

Benedicte Kruse will do this workshop

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Havrøy (NO)

Composing and arranging choir music

Baritone/tenor Frank Havrøy works as a freelance singer and composer, doing projects of different

styles and genres. He joined Nordic Voices in 1997.  In 2008 he started as a PhD graduate at the

Norwegian Academy of Music with a project that concentrates on the classical, contemporary

vocal ensemble. From 2015 he is assistant professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Sessions with presentations of new nordic choir repertoire:

SATB: Hanne Bæverfjord - SAB: Hanne Bæverfjord

Hanne is assistant professor in music at Queen Maud’s University College for Early Childhood

Education and Care in Trondheim. She has a master degree in music from NTNU (2001), she

has conducted choirs and attended different conductor courses since 1999. Hanne also composes

and arranges choral music, and is published on Cantando Musikkforlag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TTBB: Sigurd Engesnes

Sigurd has broad experience as a conductor for  male choirs, mixed choirs and vocal groups. His

musical background includes both classical and rhythmical music for choirs. He is currently conducting

the male choir “Sangselskabet Guldbergs Akademiske Kor” in Oslo, and is also working as organizational

consultant in Norwegian Singers' Forum.

 

 

 

 

 

SSAA: Tove Ramlo-Ystad

Tove has conducted the female choir Cantus since their beginning in 1986. Cantus has received a lot of

attention, won several competitions and is known by their nordic sound. This sound was the reason Disney

discovered Cantus, and led to Cantus being preferred to sing in their animation movie 'Frozen'.

Earlier she has been the conductor of both mixed and male ensembles. Now her experience is much

used as a mentor for younger conductors.

Tove Ramlo-Ystad is working for the Norwegian Choral Association as a music director, where developing

education systems for conductors in Norway is one of the main issues.

 

 

Children's choir with scores: Anne Karin Sundal-Ask

Anne Karin has been the conductor and artistic director of The Norwegian Girls Choir since 2005.

She also teaches conducting at The Norwegian Academy of Music. She has a unique ability to

communicate her musical vision to the singers so that each one performs to her utmost. Sundal-Ask’s

focus on intonation, quality of sound, and ensemble performance has become a trademark. Together

with the choir she continuously strives to create moving and expressive performances.

Children's choir without scores, Teaching by ear :  Marius Solevågseide

Marius is a 33 year old singer and choir conductor with a master´s degree in popular music.

In this course you will learn about teaching by ear, and how to make use of modern pop songs in your choir.

BLI MEDLEM

Hvis du dirigerer kor, eller studerer musikk, vil vi gjerne ha deg som medlem. Det koster kr. 500,- i året for ordinære medlemmer. Er du student eller pensjonist, betaler du halv kontingent, altså kr. 250,-.

Her finner du innmeldingsskjema.

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Tlf. +47 474 15 450

Elin Persson, styreleder

Tlf. +47 952 38 605

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