BEYOND VOCALS
JAZZ SUMMER COURSE
16th-21st of August 2021
Izola, Slovenia
We are relocating to Lauderdale House in North London this year!

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ABOUT THE COURSE:

The course is aimed at singers of an intermediate to advanced level who have some former experience in singing jazz and would like to further explore and expand their skills within this approach. 

 

As a student on the course, you get to spend a focused amount of time developing your general musicianship skills as a singer and gain further experience performing together with professional musicians. 

You will be working closely with award-winning jazz vocalist Emilia Martensson and highly acclaimed pianist Matt Robinson from London. Every year a professional rhythm section is invited to explore and workshop repertoire with the students. 

Expect a well-structured week that offers a wide variety of masterclasses, workshops, and regular performance opportunities such as jam sessions, open mic nights, and a final concert in front of a live audience. The course has an organic open structure, meaning that we will always consider what the individual would like out of the course.

 

The main focus of the course lies in developing personal expression and individual sound through exploring the 'jazz approach.’ Together we'll explore

Jazz phrasing, Jazz Harmony, Improvisation, Band leading skills, and performance skills. 

 

PREMISES/FACILITIES

Beyond Vocals Jazz Summer Course takes place inside the stunning premises of The 'Manzioli Palace,' located in the most central point of the old town. The performance hall provides excellent facilities and space such as a grand piano, stage, and vocal PA and carries Venice's Gothic style characteristics. 

 

SOCIAL

The week is an opportunity to meet new likeminded people and great singers from all over the world.. During the week we'll be enjoying beautiful meals together at some of the local restaurants, picnics by the sea and of course the annual boat trip where we grab a guitar and sail out to serenade the sunset together accompanied by local wine and pizza from the legendary pizzeria Napa.

 

.ABOUT IZOLA

Izola is an old fishing town in SouthWestern Slovenia on the Adriatic coast of the Istrian peninsula. There is an energy here that is hard to describe, and it is a perfect place for relaxation and creativity. The locals of Izola are magical creatures who embrace the Beyond Vocals students every year with open arms and loves to visit all the many jam sessions and concerts we present on the local square. 

Find out more about Izola HERE.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The course allows 12 singers MAX.

Intake will be based on an "audition" type process to maintain an equal level throughout the group. You will be asked to provide a short biography and two contrasting recordings. 

 

The deadline to apply THIS YEAR is a little later than usual due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Please get in touch before the 16th of JUNE if you are interested.

 

In the case of having to postpone the course, you can expect a full refund. 

PLEASE SEE THE DROP-DOWN MENU FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COURSE, INCLUDING THE COURSE STRUCTURE.