VOCAL FESTIVAL in IZOLA
Beyond Vocals 'Creativity' Vocal Course is held in the beautiful surroundings of the old fishing town Izola on the coast of Slovenia.
The course takes place inside the stunning premises of The Izola Music School', which is located on the sea side right in the heart of the old town.
The week is designed to be a 'creative booster' and aims to celebrate the wonderfulness of vocal expression and the art of songwriting. The course is aimed at singers who are interested in getting guidance towards their own unique approach to vocal expression, interpretation of songs, vocal improvisation and song writing/lyric writing.
A part from well structured master classes and workshops on vocal technique, vocal perfromance and song writing, the course will also include daily morning meditation and/or yoga as well as tailored trips to some of Izola's most beautiful nature reserve areas where we will spend time soaking up new inspiration.
Around the course there will also be a series of concerts programmed featuring some amazing London based artists such as The Magic Lantern, Mishka Adams and the Flying Ibex.
Vocal Masterclasses and Workshops
These sessions are led by Emilia Martensson 'Vocalist of the year-2016' at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Classes will involve work on Vocal Technique, Vocal Performance, Improvisation, Interpretation of Jazz/Folk/Pop repertoire as well as Group Improvisation and Ensemble singing.
Read more about Emilia HERE
Lyric and Song writing workshops
These sessions are led by Jamie Doe ...'streamed more than 100k times and been championed by the likes of Jacob Collier, Jamie Cullum and Tom Robinson.' ..
Classes will be tailored for the SINGER songwriter and aimed at both experienced writers and beginners. The main aim with these classes is to explore your original voice as a singer as well as gaining more knowledge and confidence in song writing. You will be presented with a new task every day to generate new skills and to boost your confidence and creativity.
Read more about Jamie HERE
DATES: 6TH-12TH AUGUST
Interpretation of songs/Improvisation/The relationship between vocalist and accompanist.
Luca Boscagin is a guitarist and composer and arranger and an 'in demand' singers accompanist.
Your daily vocal workshops will include individual focus on specific repertoire chosen for you and by you. We will look at the realtionship between vocalist and accompanist and how you communicate your musical ideas both verbally and musically.
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Creative Meditation and YOGA
Anja Brenko is the founder of the highly acclaimed Yoga Studio ''Joga Soba'.
She completed her first certification as a yoga teacher at the SuryaSakti Studio in Ljubljana.
Anja will guide your though her tailored morning mediation and yoga sessions to boost your creativity in order to make you ready and centred for the day to come. All sessions will take place in the early morning next to the sea.
Read more HERE
VENUE AND FACILITIES
The majority of the masterclasses and workshops will take place in the concert hall inside the stunning premises of The Izola Music School. The venue also has access to a large yoga hall and smaller practise rooms which students have access to for individual practise and writing.