A platform and community for aspiring and experienced singers led by professional and award winning musicians.
Jazz Summer Course
August 14-19-2023, Izola, (Slovenia)
"I have learned about things I wasn't expecting to learn about. The warmth of the environment encouraged me to push myself to try new things. It has more than met my expectations." -Nell
"The course took me from amateur to being able to perform in a professional manner, in less than a week. Emilia was professional, creative, and incredibly supportive of all her students on the course, getting to know each of us individually and developing us in our own direction. Best thing I've ever done in my life" -Alice
The way she taught us, as individual voices, within a beautifully held, supportive group space, touched me deeply, as well as helped to develop many concrete new skills, in a very short time. Each day was filled with a mixture of warmth, practical guidance, discipline and precision, fun, hard work, creative imagination, and a lot of humanity. -Malka
About the course:
The course is aimed at singers of an intermediate to advanced level and is designed to move singers forward, whether they are in the midst of their musical career or embarking on one.
The main focus of the course is to help singers become better-equipped musicians and bandleaders as well as advance in their vocal abilities whilst delving into standard and contemporary jazz repertoire and deepening their understanding of the jazz approach.
Expect a well-structured week that offers a wide variety of masterclasses and workshops which are grounded in the view that Jazz is an approach to music, as well as a broad genre. This approach helps us to develop the skill set for making musical decisions in the moment and guides us toward trusting and improving our musical instincts.
Students are encouraged to explore the 'jazz approach' aligned with their own unique influences and musical references.
The course offers regular performance opportunities where you as a student, get the chance to perform together with highly acclaimed professional jazz musicians. The week leads up to a final concert where each singer performs two songs in front of a live audience in the local square of Izola.
DOES THIS COURSE SOUND LIKE IT'S FOR YOU?
Are you a singer who would like to develop your skills as a bandleader and performer and work together with professional jazz musicians?
Would you like to explore vocal improvisation and improve your ability in trusting your musical instincts and become skillful in how you communicate your musical ideas in rehearsals and on stage?
Do you sometimes feel stuck within your repertoire and strive towards becoming more expressive and imaginative in how you approach your songs?
Do you often feel inferior around instrumentalists and therefore would like to advance your overall musicianship skills as a singer?
Do you want to spend an intense week playing with and learning from professional jazz musicians and get the opportunity to perform for a live audience?
We look forward to hearing from you!
See the drop-down menu for the course outline and how to apply.