The Art of SingingMasterclass for singers

BAD SAAROW
8 – 14 August 2022


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This masterclass is designed for
singers & conductors

 

About us

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

Welcome to our website.

Since 2014, the ART OF SINGING masterclass by Kirsten Schötteldreier (voice- and performance-coach) and Susanne Kreusch (organisation) has been held annually at the Eibenhof estate in Bad Saarow.
The course is supported by a team of internationally renowned singers, such as the baritone Thomas Johannes Mayer and, for the fifth time, again this year by the famous helden tenor Burkhard Fritz.

ART OF SINGING is also supported every year by excellent pianists who have made a name for themselves through their work and experience at opera houses such as the State Operas of Munich, Vienna and Berlin. In 2022 we welcome Marcin Kozieł, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, for the fourths time and for the second participation Pawel Poplawski. He is solo répétiteur and Kapellmeister at the Theater Magdeburg.

 

This year, we are looking forward to welcome ten professional singers, and for the first time also two conductors to a unique combination of voice and breathing techniques, energy work and practical training, in the complete seclusion of the peninsula of the Eibenhof.

 

International voice-coach Kirsten Schötteldreier has developed her own method of vocal work, which is a mixture of the holistic approach of Prof. Frederick Husler, the classical belcanto, energetic breathing and phrasing, with the help of selected Tai Chi and Qi Gong patterns.

This work is supported by daily Qi Gong training, which takes place under the guidance of Qi Gong master Sifu Darryl Collett.
This special energy work is used for thousands of years as a basis for martial arts and ensures a balance of strength, concentration and inner calmness that every artist needs for a successful career.

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

 

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

ART OF SINGING is aimed at singing students and advanced professional singers who are mainly active in the classical opera, concert and song fields.

 

 

 

We are looking forward to a wonderful master class in summer!

 

 

 

Blog reading tip:

In July 2021, Kirsten Schötteldreier published a worth reading article on the website of „Neue Stimmen“ career network. Under the title „The Heart of Opera – Artists on stage“ she talks about the importance of artists on stage and what role of artists in the overall experience of opera. Have a look at: www.neue-stimmen.de/the-heart-of-opera-artists-on-stage

Course content

What does the course offer the singers?

  • Vocal and physical agility through a unique combination of vocal and energy work
  • Improvement of articulation and musical expression
  • Working in ensembles
  • Repertoire- and role-preparations for performances and auditions
  • Career-coaching
  • Opportunity to audition in front of selected agency representatives
The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

 

 

The main focus of this course lies mainly in the romantic German as well as in the Italian Verismo-repertoire, other repertoire-wishes of our participants will, of course, be gladly taken into account.

 

Why would we like to invite conductors to participate in our masterclass?

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

From our personal experience, we know how fruitful and helpful the knowledge of vocal peculiarities is for a constructive collaboration between conductor and singer. Collaborative work helps to awaken a better understanding for all those involved in the musical creation process.
Therefore, we would like to pass on our special approach to the use of the singer’s voice to pianists and conductors.

The exact duration and scope of this part of the course will be agreed and determined individually after the application.

 

What does the course offer to the conductors?

  • Chi Kung Training
  • Bodywork, posture, relaxing, better self-awareness
  • How does my posture, energy etc. in conduction influence that of the singer?
  • Working with singers, conducting arias and ensembles
  • Singing: physically experiencing what singing means in different tasks on stage
  • Feedback from teachers and singers
  • What can you achieve with the singer if you change something technically?

Our Team

This year Kirsten Schötteldreier could, once more, win the opera tenor Burkhard Fritz as vocal coach and Chi Kung master Darryl Collet as Energy-coach for her masterclass. Both support the Masterclass since 2018 outstandingly and we are very happy to welcome them again. More information about the coaches by clicking on one of the photos. In addition to the coaches, Susanne Kreusch is an important interface in the area of organistaion and communication for the team. In 2022, we are looking forward to welcoming two wonderful pianists to support us during the masterclass again – Marcin Koziel and Pawel Poplawski.

The master class with Kirsten Schötteldreier and her team is a great opportunity for young professionals to get first-hand valuable suggestions and support for all areas of professional singer’s everyday life!

- Burkhard Fritz -

Booking & Prices

MASTERCLASS

  • Venue: Gut Eibenhof / Bad Saarow
  • Period: 8 – 14 August 2022
  • Festive final presentation: Sunday, 14 August 2022, 16:00 h, followed by a get-together for all participants

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

 

Program Singers:

Course starts: Monday, 8 August 2022, 12:00 h

  • 14:00 Reception, Introduction
  • 15:00 Course starta at main hall Gut Eibenhof

 

Content:

  • Individual coaching and coaching in the group
  • Chi Kung (in group and single sessions)
The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

 

Program Conductors:

Duration and scope by arrangement

 

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

Prices:

Singers (7 days): 800 Euro, maximum 10 participants

Conductors (4 days): maximum 2 participants, an individual program is created and the costs are calculated accordingly

Passive participation (max. 2 days): 80 Euro/day

 

 

 

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

Applications with full name, full address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as artistic CV and a current recording (audio or video) to Susanne Kreusch at:

info@artofsinging.de

 

 

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2022

 

 

For all questions regarding the content of the course, you (singers and conductors) can also contact Kirsten Schötteldreier directly: schoetteldreier@artofsinging.de
For all organizational questions and concerns, please contact Susanne Kreusch: info@artofsinging.de.

 

Despite the ongoing uncertainties caused by the existing and changing limitations of the Corona Virus, we have decided to offer this masterclass!
The location “Eibenhof” with its spacious possibilities offers the very best conditions in order to be able to meet prescribed distances. This applies to both the interiors and the generous outdoor areas. Further information about the current state during the course period will be given in advance.

 

The Art of Singing – Masterclass Bad Saarow with Kirsten Schötteldreier

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