European Youth Summer Music School
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About the Event
There are 10-12 vocal places at EYSM which will be filled with applicants across the range of voices to create a balanced ensemble. Vocal students work on solo, ensemble and choral pieces and also on vocal technique, and musicianship. What constitutes practice? Why is the detail of ‘warm up’ so important, including what exercises warm up specific areas of the voice. ‘How do I develop as a singer?’ includes understanding and marking scores, listening to and analysing recordings, thinking about phrasing, learning lyrics, researching material and translating texts.
There is also a chance to join a Pop Specialist workshop, where participants all sing lead and backing vocals, and explore some improvisation, all from a vocally healthy and sustainable place.
All EYSM orchestral and vocal students sing in Course Choir, which has a short rehearsal each day. Also, each day, there are vocal ‘Option’ sessions for all, which include Chamber Choir and Musical Theatre. Vocal students are particularly asked choose Chamber Choir, in the first Option session each day.