Vocal Leadership Update

Nov 28th, 2016

Dear choir leaders, music teachers, music students, singers and other contacts, 

in 2017 a new Inspiration Course will start! It it now possible to sign up for module 1, module 2 or the 2-year course. Here's the latest information. 



Inspiration Course

Weekend 1: Friday February 3, 2017, 15:30 – Sunday February 5, 17:00 with Peder Karlsson (location Codarts, Rotterdam) We...


Jul 6th, 2016

A new vocal group will be born in September 2016! I'm so excited!! :-D

It's been a plan of mine for more then a year, and now we're online and you can apply for an audition: MAZE will be born in Septemer 2016. 

A few quick facts: 

Voltijd Master Vocal Leadership!

May 17th, 2016

Nieuw in Nederland: de voltijd Masteropleiding Vocal Leadership!

Masteropleiding Vocal Leadership

Big Vocal Leadership News!

Apr 15th, 2016

It's time! We've spend a lot of time preparing different Vocal Leadership activities in Holland, and now I can tell you all about it! 

At the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Jim Daus Hjernoe has been pioneering the rhythmic vocal music scene in the last few years. Specifically when it comes to leadin...

French & German website!

Mar 28th, 2016

Now you can read about my projects in 4 languages! 

I'm very proud and grateful that nowadays my website is available in Dutch, English, German AND French!! 


Mar 8th, 2016

Here I'll give you an update about all possibilities to sing and meet somewhere! 

From april 2016 to july 2016, VOÏSZ Vocal Projects can accept a Soprano. This is because of a maternity leave of our regular soprano. During this project you can sing with us on several concer...

Inspiration Course zanger?

Jan 15th, 2016

Wil je ook ergens meezingen? Nieuwe input krijgen?

Een los weekend nieuwe input??

Is je goede voornemen om je in 2016 verder te scholen? Goed idee!  Voor de Inspiration course in Vocal Leadership is nog een enkele plaats open....

25-30 July 2016: Sommerkorskolen in Noorwegen

Jan 15th, 2016

Here you can read about me in Norwegian! I hope it says something nice.. ;-)

Next july I'll visit Norway to teach Rhythmic Choir Leaders during the 'Sommerkorskole...

Perpetuum Jazzile visit

Jan 15th, 2016

In early February I'll go visit Ljubljana in Slovenia, to work with the awesome Perpetuum Jazzile, together with my dear friend and collegue Peder Karlsson. I'm so excited and honoured! Can...

BIG NEWS! 'Vocal Leadership'!

Jun 24th, 2015

If you have questions that need an urgent answer, don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks Leo Molendijk, Hans van den Brand & Gerard Boontjes for making this happen with me!


From november 2015 Holland will have new education possibilities for 'Vocal Leadership'!! Different education forms will be offered located on

Master's Project 'Dutch Organic Choir'

May 20th, 2015

It's finished! Last week I presented my Master's Project 'Dutch Organic Choir' for a board of teachers at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, and now I'm ready to share the content of this version with all of you!

It has been a great journey, the 'organic choir' experience I had in the last 10 months. Many of you showed an interest, and as the board in Aalborg also point...

Welcome 2015!

Jan 2nd, 2015

Update about possibilities to sing! 

Hi all, 

2014 was great! I enjoyed my study weekends in Denmark and went to France, Germany, Sweden and Belgium to teach workshops and give concerts. I had the honour of being on sta...

De Interne puls

Dec 8th, 2014

Zoals verschenen op Choirtunes.nl in oktober 2014

In Nederland spreken wij regelmatig over koren die ‘lichte muziek’ zingen. Eigenlijk vind ik deze term niet helemaal toereikend en daarnaast vind ik hem soms ook verwarrend. Er is immer...

De ideale repetitie

Dec 8th, 2014

Zoals verschenen op Choirtunes.nl in september 2014

Je kent dat wel. Je hoge sopraan had een akkefietje op haar werk, die ene tenor is vandaag jarig en die trouwe alt komt rustig weer een avondje zingen na haar zwangerschapsverlof. Iedereen die een ...

#1 De dirigent

Jun 20th, 2014

Zoals verschenen in Zing Magazine augustus 2013

In de lichte muziek heeft de koordirigent een hele andere functie dan in de klassieke. Dat is raar, want hij heeft dezelfde mate van invloed en verantwoordelijkheid. Ik vergelijk mijn rol als dirig...

#2 Vocal Type Casting

Jun 20th, 2014

Zoals verschenen in Zing Magazine oktober 2013

Ik ben een aantal keren bij de opstart van een nieuwe vocal group betrokken geweest. Natuurlijk is het belangrijk dat een bestuur of dirigent van tevoren een visie uitdraagt, zodat geïnteresse...

#3 Improvisatie

Jun 20th, 2014

Zoals verschenen in Zing Magazine december 2013

Het is tegenwoordig HOT in de vocale muziek; improvisatie! Een middel waarmee je met een bijna kinderlijke vrijheid je ideeën en gevoelens kunt uiten. Een koor dat regelmatig werkt met improvi...

#4 De kracht van handgebaren

Jun 20th, 2014

Zoals verschenen in Zing Magazine februari 2014

In augustus 2012 kreeg ik voor het eerst een workshop ‘Rhythm & Groove’, van Jim Daus Hjernoe. Jim is inmiddels mijn hoofdvakdocent in Denemarken. Tijdens die workshop sprak hij amp...

#5 Bezieling

Jun 20th, 2014

Zoals verschenen in Zing Magazine april 2014

Laatst mocht ik getuige zijn van een repetitie van het beroemde koor 'Vocal Line'uit Aarhus, Denemarken. Volgens velen is dit het beste koor ter wereld in het ritmische koorgenre. Vocal Lin...

Dutch Organic Choir!

May 23rd, 2014

Here we are, heading towards the summer of 2014 and it has been way too long since I wrote my last blog. But here I am, with great news!

Next year I'll be entering my second and last year of the master choir conducting in Denmark, and ...

In the groove?!

Nov 25th, 2013

In rhythmical (vocal) music, musicians often talk about this thing called 'groove'. And I've been asked for some explanation about this topic many times. Because most of the times, we talk about groove as if it's something that's just 'there', but a lot of people don't really know how to discribe it. I'm gonna give it a try! 

First, if we say that a certain song has a 'groove', we imply that the song has some sort of rhytmical feel. Let's say that in the music genre we (or at least I) work, almost every song...

When music is work...

Sep 2nd, 2013

I'm back in business. After an incredibly busy year of conducting, arranging and teaching, I was in need of a big, big break during the last few months. And since I got some new insights out of it, I'd like to share this topic with you. 

When music is work, things can get a little difficult. First, there is a moment or period in your life in which music turns from a hobby into a profession. But that doesn't mean the hobby part ...