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10th Year Anniversary-
The Beyond Vocals Jazz Summer Course in Izola, Slovenia

Escape to the most enchanting town in the world and join a community of like-minded singers and professional jazz musicians for an unforgettable week. Dive into daily vocal classes, workshops, jam sessions, and live concerts in an atmosphere brimming with musical inspiration.

Our carefully curated course, limited to just 16 singers, is designed to propel participants forward in their musical journey, whether they're seasoned professionals or just starting out.

At the core of our program is a focus on equipping singers with the skills to excel as musicians and bandleaders, while enhancing their vocal abilities. Explore both standard and contemporary jazz repertoire, deepening your understanding of the jazz approach along the way.

Expect a carefully orchestrated week featuring a diverse array of masterclasses, workshops, and regular performance opportunities. As a student, you'll have the chance to learn from and collaborate with highly acclaimed jazz musicians, ensuring an enriching and transformative musical experience.

Hear from our students

Your week in Izola

Get an insight to our classes, live music events, perfromance opportunties, and social events. 

Celebrating 10 Years of Empowering Singers

A decade ago, I set out to create a week uniquely tailored to meet the needs of singers like you.

As singers, we wear many hats - musicians, artists, performers, and bandleaders. My goal was to craft a course that empowers you in every aspect of your musical journey, guiding you towards discovering your unique artistic voice and direction.

Each year has been incredible, filled with growth and inspiration. But this year, for our 10th anniversary, we're taking it to the next level!

We're thrilled to announce our best lineup yet - recruiting new teachers, offering more lessons, and providing greater flexibility for you to tailor your week as you see fit.

For our anniversary, we're expanding our teaching faculty and introducing a range of new workshops and classes. Plus, we're ramping up performance opportunities, giving you the chance to shine alongside a professional band in front of a live audience.

Our goal remains unchanged: to offer the ultimate course designed specifically for singers. We've thoughtfully curated every element to support your growth as performers, musicians, and bandleaders, while prioritizing vocal care, health, and mindset.

At the heart of our course is our vocal community - a place where we thrive among like-minded individuals. Over the past decade, we've built a supportive community filled with friendships that endure beyond the course.

Join us this year and become part of our wonderful course and community.


Scroll down to discover more about our classes and how to apply.

Emilia x


Develop your musicianship and band leading skills 

Vocal Workshops

"To progress to the next level in our own playing, it's crucial to engage with musicians who have already reached that level. Our daily vocal workshops, led by Emilia, are designed to empower you as a band leader and performer. During these sessions, you'll receive personalized attention from Emilia and the band, allowing you to delve into innovative approaches to repertoire that enhance your expression, fuel your imagination, and refine your musicianship and bandleading skills. Our rhythm section boasts top-tier talent from the European jazz scene, ensuring an immersive and inspiring learning environment."


"Unveiling Music Through the Singer's Lens"

Music Theory Classes, Ensemble Singing and Creative Writing 

"We provide two distinct avenues for enhancing your grasp of music theory and its connection to your role as a singer.

In our VOCAL ENSEMBLE sessions, dive into music theory exercises through group singing. Explore chord structures and train your ear to identify the distinct 'flavor' of notes such as the 7th or 9th degree of the scale. These sessions also focus on honing your ability to harmonize with fellow singers.

Alternatively, our MUSIC THEORY classes cater specifically to singers, placing emphasis on melodies, harmonic progressions, and rhythm. Delve into what makes a melody exceptional, decipher the symbols and letters on lead sheets, and learn to recognize chord progressions by ear.

As singers, we recognize the importance of understanding and creatively engaging with text. That's why our course includes CREATIVE WRITING sessions, offering you the opportunity to delve deeper into lyrics. Gain insights into how text and harmony intertwine to elevate the story within a song. 


"Discovering Your Artistic Path: Navigating Creative Direction for Singers"


"As singers, we embody multiple roles - musicians, artists, performers, and bandleaders. Yet, amidst these diverse roles, the greatest challenge often lies in defining what truly matters to us in the creative process and discovering our unique artistic path.

In our sessions, we delve into the concept of Artistic Identity and its significance. We explore strategies for enhancing and evolving our mindset toward performance, recognizing that exceptional performances engage our mind, body, emotions, and spirit.

I firmly believe that the gateway to understanding the myriad facets of vocal artistry lies within our own voices. Our holistic voice workshop invites you to embark on a transformative journey beyond the mere vibrations of sound. Through this session, we unlock the profound wisdom inherent in each tone, fostering healing, balance, and well-being in your life."


Performance, Live Music, and Community Connection Await!"

Beyond our enriching classes, our week is centered around two main pillars: live music and nurturing relationships between singers who share similar interests and passions.


We strive to create abundant performance opportunities for all participants.

Throughout the week, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of live music, jam sessions, and performances, creating unforgettable moments and memories. Whether it's jamming into the late hours, attending live shows, or simply enjoying the company of fellow participants, every evening is filled with community spirit and camaraderie.


Here are some highlights from previous years!


Join us for a week of music, connection, and unforgettable experiences. Let's create new highlights together!

Our Faculty.

"The faculty consists of exceptionally empathetic and experienced musicians, who deeply grasp the singer's journey and significance within the jazz realm and as artists. Explore each teacher's profile and class details on their dedicated page."

We are still in the process of completing our faulty for this year. The drummer and bass player will be announced shortly. And they will be the best of the best! Promise :)

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Submit Your Materials:

Email us a brief biography detailing your musical journey along with two contrasting recordings or videos showcasing your singing. Alternatively, you can choose to perform live in an online session. (SEE BELOW FOR BOOKING A FREE  1:1 SESSION).


Answer Three Questions:

In your email, please provide thoughtful responses to the following questions:

a. What are your primary aspirations for your future career and creative development?

b. What are the main challenges and obstacles you currently face as a singer?

c. What would be the ideal outcome for you from participating in this year's Beyond Vocals Jazz Summer course?


Send your application materials and responses to

As part of your application, we offer a complimentary 30-minute online one-to-one session. This is an opportunity to discuss your aspirations and goals, meet your vocal tutor Emilia, and address any questions you may have about the week.



We are dedicated to cultivating a supportive and creative environment for singers committed to enhancing their craft and advancing their careers as professional artists.

Our open application process allows us to ensure that we recruit participants who are aligned with our mission of growth and development in singing, artistry, and bandleading within the jazz genre.

Early bird fee: €1350
Deadline 15th of May
Original Fee: €1475

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