Choir Coaching Pop/Jazz with Prof. Erik Sohn

in cooperation with CV RLP, CV Pfalz and BMU

The course addresses questions of rehearsal when it comes to Popular Music. It is meant for choir singers and choir conductors (school choirs included) with advanced singing abilities.
Together with the participants, Erik Sohn will work on Pop / Jazz arrangements, taking into account the following questions:

•How can the Groove in a choir be harmonised?

•How are pop-specific voice sounds created?

•What is important to attain consistent and stable timing?

•What is important for articulation that comforms with the different styles of popular music?

•How are consistent sound styles and phrasing created?

Teaching team:

Erik Sohn grew up in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, studied Music and Germanistik in Cologne. After receiving his Staatsexamen (state examination diploma), he went on to study Vocal Arts with Prof. Berthold Schmid in Dortmund. In addition to his active career as a Classic Concert Singer, Erik Sohn is also in high demand in the field of Popular Vocal Music, where he works as a Coach for vocal ensembles, a-capella bands and choirs. He's been working as a teacher of this field since 2006. Since 2011 he's a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Kön (Academy of Music and Dance Cologne). Together with Stephan Görg, he is the head of the Jazz-Pop choir "Vocal Journey" and the initiator of the annual festival for Popular Vocal Music "voc.cologne" which takes place in January.

Number of participants: approx. 20
Course start: Monday, 28.03.2022, 16:00
Course end: Tuesday, 29.03.2022, 16:00

incl. meals and accomodation in a single room: 135 €; in a double room: 126 €
(members of the choir associations RLP and BMU RLP receive a 20 € discount)

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

This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.815 as serving official interests.