Energy & flow in choir

Location: Fortuna | Weinbar

Energy & flow in choir

During this workshop Merel presents different games to work on collective awareness of energy levels in a group. We will use exercises with movement and dance in order to communicate the rhythmic feel in our bodies. Movement will also help us with our non-verbal communication to make decisions as a group.

Merel will introduce circlesa technique used in theatre to further enhance the feeling of connnectedness while singing. With the help of specific musical examples we will practice to keep this newly-acquired flow at all times !

Teacher: Merel Martens

Merel Martens

Merel Martens is a fulltime choir leader, arranger, teacher and coach. In May 2015 she received a Master’s degree in ‘Vocal Leadership’ from the Royal Academy of Music (DK), studying with Jim Daus Hjernoe, with the highest possible honors. She is also influenced by colleagues such as Peder Karlsson (ex-Real Group) and Roger Treece (co-writer Vocabularies - Bobby McFerrin). Merel’s name is connected to the award winning vocal groups “Pitch Control”, “MAZE” and “VOÏSZ Vocal Projects” in the Netherlands. In addition, she has been coaching “The Junction”(NL), “Perpetuum Jazzile”(SI), “Vocalocity”(IL) and “The Keystones”(FR). In September 2014 Merel founded the “Dutch Organic Choir”: a group based on rotated leadership and style-free original, partly improvised vocal music. Since November 2015, Merel has initiated ‘Vocal Leadership’ at two Dutch conservatories, educating choir leaders during courses and a master's degree in this fairly new discipline. You can find out more about Merel at www.merelmartens.eu

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