Online choir rehearsal - Why? ...and especially HOW?

Online seminar in two sessions
in cooperation with the CV RLP and the ICV

The corona crisis has presented choirs and choir directors with major challenges.

What do I do with my choirs now? How can I continue to rehearse without face-to-face meetings? How can I meet online? What do I need? 

In order for constructive rehearsals to continue, "Zoom" has emerged as the tool of choice for many choirs.

But: what is Zoom? How do I use it? What do I need?

And the questions from choir members: help, I'm already 75, can I still do this? I only have a smartphone, can I still rehearse? And and and....

This online seminar offers the necessary support to clarify precisely such questions and to acquire the know-how to plan and conduct an online choir rehearsal sensibly and effectively.

But also the following questions arise for everyone who gets involved in digital rehearsals: How do I create practice files? What exactly are rehearsal files?

The webinar consists of two modules. In the first session, all the technical requirements and questions about online choir rehearsal via Zoom will be explained. Also on the agenda is the creation of practice files/rehearsal files.

In the second session, individual participants have the opportunity to hold an online choir rehearsal themselves or to try out elements of such a rehearsal in practice. This starts with creating a meeting and ends with switching off the hardware.

The offer is aimed at all choir directors in schools, music schools, clubs and independent ensembles.

Teaching team:

Marco Herbert is currently deputy association choir director in the Choir Association RLP. He leads eleven choirs in the Chorverband RLP as well as in the Hessischer Sängerbund.

Number of participants: approx. 15
Course start: Wednesday, 01.07.2020, 14:30
Course end: Friday, 03.07.2020, 18:00
Note on date: 1st session: 01.07.2020, 14:30-18:00
2nd session: 03.07.2020, 14:30-18:00

40 €


Zoom meetings are free of charge for up to 100 people and 40 minutes. If you want to use Zoom for an unlimited period of time, it is advisable to take out a monthly cancelable membership for currently approx. 17 €/month. This amount is only for the initiator of the meeting, the host, the participants pay nothing.

The choir leader must have a well-functioning hardware (PC or laptop with microphone and webcam, as well as a stable Internet connection), the participants can participate with the smartphone or tablet, but then see here either only the host or a maximum of four people at the same time on their screen, when using PC or laptop, however, all participants are visible.

The APP Zoom must be downloaded and installed from the Google Playstore or the Apple Store. Registration is possible, but not mandatory.

Notes on registration: The registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz

This course is recognized by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2083 as serving official interests.