Musik-Kurswochen
Arosa
June – October 2020
Sun July 19 - Sat 25, 2020
Jazz Singing - CANCELLED
Teacher
Elisabeth Lohninger
Programme
We sing and interpret jazz standards, Blues, and Bossa Nova in a group setting as well as individually. We playfully approach improvisation, rhythm, and swing feel. Music theory is used to complement content that has been learned through singing. Circle singing, group improvisation, and learning about «chord changes» are a part of the workshop. We will cover vocal technique, vocal health, body work and «learning by doing». That means: joyful singing and improvising, curiosity and an openness to discovering new things about the voice.
Target group
The workshop is open for singers of different styles with choir, ensemble, band or solo singing experience. For Jazz Students, Amateur Jazz singers or classical singers who want to learn about Jazz and for singing instrumentalists.
Method
Daily group classes and evening Jam sessions where participants can try out what they learned during the day in a «live» setting.
Lesson times
5 hours a day from about 9:30–12:00 a.m. and 4:00–6:30 p.m. or by arrangement with the participants
Course details
Elisabeth Lohninger is a jazz vocalist and professor at the renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. She studied Music Pedagogy and English at the Mozarteum/Paris Lodron University in Salzburg. Jazz Voice studies at the Bruckner Conservatorium in Linz, Jazz Voice and Composition studies at the New School in New York. The Austrian-American has been calling New York her home since 1994 and is an internationally touring vocalist. With twelve albums and a book («Singer’s Survival Guide to Touring») under her belt she is an established and versatile artist. She has taught jazz voice workshops in Germany, Austria, Greece, and the US.

«Elisabeth has the ability to adjust very quickly to the individual vocalists. She challenged and encouraged each participant – no matter their level. And with her competence and humor she captivated and inspired everybody.» – Andrea Vernier, Jazz in Hellazz (founder and director)
Course No. 9