Vocal Leadership

Vocal Leadership continues!

Some responses from participants from the first course (spring 2016):

‘It was great! Thanks everybody!’
‘I must say I hesitated a little before joining the course but I enjoyed it so much! Not only the teachers were great but also the group itself. Thank you and see you in march, I’m looking forward to it!’
‘It was a pleasure!’
‘I really enjoyed the weekend, very refreshing and educational!’

Foto: Frank Hermann Foto: Frank Hermann

Codarts Rotterdam, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – Academie voor Muziekeducatie and The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg (DK) present several courses for education in choir leading. 


Vocal Leadership is the innovative method for choir leading that has been developed by Jim Daus Hjernoe in Denmark over the last ten years. Since September 2015, a wide selection of courses is being offered at Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Rotterdam and Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts Tilburg. The method inspires choir leaders to let singers be co-responsible in the musical process. Vocal Leadership is taught by several different choir leading teachers. This team combines score-based (notated) vocal music with expanding the ‘comfort zone’, using improvisation as a tool. The Vocal Leadership roots can be found in rhythmic, Scandinavian vocal music, yet the method is style-free. Classes are taught in both English and Dutch. A number of classes will be simultaneously teached in The Netherlands and Denmark by a video connection, giving Vocal Leadership a contemporary and international quality. You can read all about it at www.vocalleadership.nl.

Inspiration Day

Want to get inspired and learn more about this programme? Come to the Inspiration Day! Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten - Academie voor Muziekeducatie organises an Inspiration Day once a year. During this day you'll get an introduction to Vocal Leadership, several teachers will inspire you with methods and games. You can ask all your questions and sing your heart out! For more information about the next Inspiration Day, go to www.vocalleadership.nl

Module 1 and Module 2

Are you interested in the methodology of Vocal Leadership and do you want to have more input to develop your skills, get individual feedback and get inspired? Then you should apply for the Module 1. Three weekends filled with classes, both individual as well as group classes. No admission test required. Check www.vocalleadership.nl for more info! 

Vocal Leadership Master Programme

You can also apply for a fulltime Master Vocal Leadership.

Read more about the Master Programme

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