Masterclass, 15-16 April 2016


This two-day masterclass will provide conductors with an opportunity to work with 20th Century Danish a capella choral works that celebrate the return of spring.  The ensemble will include professional singers from the Danish Voces Ensemble.


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14.00-15.00      Preparations for conductors
15.00-18.00      Masterclass Session 1

Sat 16 April

10.00-13.00     Masterclass Session 2
14.00-16.00     Masterclass Session 3

Randersgade 3
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø

Musical Leadership

The Voces Academy philosophy focuses on musical leadership just as much as on conducting techniques. Through mutual exploration of the conductor’s personal approach and inspirational abilities, an individualised map of how to develop great conducting emerges.

Peter’s teaching techniques emphasize that effective choral direction can communicate inspiration, express articulation and phrasing, and take a position on musical requirements in such a way that the ensemble members feel both free and in great demand. The methodology focuses on elements of leadership in rehearsal situations, conducting technique and on the conductor’s physical communication with the ensemble, where all movement can be musical expression.


Svend S. Schultz: from “Gensyn med Danmark”

  • Gensyn med Danmark
  • Nattergalen

Bjørn Hjelmborg: Forårsnat

John Frandsen: Nu blitzer Åndens hvide lys

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: from “6 simple Danish songs”

  • 1. Forårsnat
  • 2. Sovende pige
  • 6. Det på billeder

Christian Dyrst: Forårsregn

Josef Rheinberger: Kyrie (from Mass in G, opus 151)

Scores will be made available by Voces Academy DK on request (except Rheinberger).

Principles for Admission

Voces Academy masterclasses are designed for conductors with some years of experience, post-graduate level or similar. Up to eight conductors will be accepted on the course.


Full rate – DKK 2000
Partially active rate – DKK 1000

Two scholarships will be reserved for promising talents.  Please enquire with your application.

Applications by April 1, 2016

Applications to be submitted to Christine Reuther, coordinator Voces Academy DK:

Please include the following information:

  • name, address, phone number, email address
  • short biography including experience as a choral conductor
  • links to a video recording of yourself in a recent performance or rehearsal

Feel free to ask questions about the content of the masterclass.

*Schedule may be subject to change