Whether you're an amateur or a professional group, at any point in our careers it's important to keep evolving, to be open to feedback, to never stand still. With the Real Group, we were very fortunate to have mentors from the early stages of our careers who helped us as a group to find our own path and expression.“ (Peder Karlsson, ex The Real Group)


The vocal festival Black Forest Voices will again offer a coaching camp in the summer of 2022, where four selected newcomer ensembles can develop musically in a protected setting while being part of Black Forest Voices. The camp is highly practice-oriented. The ensembles will have the opportunity to participate in the opening concert as part of the Future Night on Thursday evening.

Over four days, the ensembles will get the chance to work up close and personal with two world-class coaches: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices) & Morten Vinther (ex The Real Group). Two groups at a time will be coached simultaneously and will be equal parts active and observing participants for three days. The group constellations as well as the coaches will be mixed among each other during the festival days, so that all groups can get to know each other and also work with both coaches.

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Schedule, Thu, 16. - Sun, 19. Juni 2022  
Thursday afternoon Getting to know the ensembles and first coaching session
Thursday evening Short performance at the Future Night in the Ev. Kirche Kirchzarten, opening concert of Black Forest Voices
Friday Coaching all day
Saturday Coaching all day
Sunday morning Feedback round with coaches


General data  
Location Kirchzarten, festival campus Talvogtei
Costs (incl. all festival concerts) 990,- Euro (up to incl. 6 persons), 1290,- Euro (up to incl. 8 persons)
Accommodation at own expense; affordable contingents available at campsite
Application deadline February 1st 2022


Application procedure
Application via email to with the following documents:
- short biography of the ensemble (not more than 400 words)
- a press photo in high resolution with at least 300 dpi
- an unedited audio recording or Youtube link


Our call to ambitious and upcoming professional vocal ensembles: We are looking forward to your application!


We are pleased to announce that the groups dezibelles, anders and 5Pac, already selected for the Coaching Camp 2020, which was cancelled due to the pandemic, now have a place in the Coaching Camp for 2022. Thus, there is currently only one more free place.

The Coaching Camp as well as the whole Black Forest Voices will take place depending on positive funding decisions of the MWK Baden-Württemberg as well as funding pots of the federal government.