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Classical Singers' Workshop: Art Song

  • Starts 12 Nov
  • 70 British pounds
  • Online session

Available spots


This practical and inspirational workshop will help you to master the classical sound and adapt it to singing art song, a fantastic style of classical singing great for developing your own personality.  We will do this in the context of Estill Voice Training, a revolutionary vocal development program that offers classical singers unique, precise tools to continuously balance, modify and control their voices throughout their career. Led by professional opera singer and voice teacher Stefan Holmström, it is a safe space for learning and experimentation with opportunities for individual coaching throughout the session. With a working singer’s experience of performing art song for many different audiences in both traditional and unexpected venues, Stefan will share his passion for art song and experience as a performer and musician, including practical advice on sound, phrasing and acting. As part of an overview of the Estill Model, we will identify and explore the vocal structures that play an important role in classical singing. This will give you a deeper understanding of how your voice works and how you can produce a sound that’s appropriate for art song. With extreme control of dynamics and light/dark balance of the tone you can tell the most emotional stories ever written and set to music. There is a nakedness in this style, there are no bells and whistles, just your voice and the piano.   Before the workshop, participants will need to learn one or all of four sections of art songs which we will use throughout the session to put into practice the tools we will explore.  The songs are: Quilter, Now sleeps the crimson petal Brahms, Feldeinsamkeit (first 8 bars) Schubert, An die Musik (first verse) Fauré, Chanson D’Amour (first 29 bars) You can sing the songs in any key that is comfortable for you. Sheet music will be emailed to you after you have registered. What you'll learn - How your voice works with an overview of the Estill Model - Chiaroscuro balance for art song - Breathing and support - Natural and simple phrasing - Tongue and lip control for clear diction - How to sing softly across your range - Working together with a pianist - Acting in art song - How to practice these tools moving forward Who it's for Classical singers, choral conductors and voice teachers. 

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation & rescheduling Singing lessons or vocal coaching: 24 hours or more = full refund less £5 or any processing fees​ (whichever is greater) Less than 24 hours = no refund under any circumstances, including illness Workshops, courses or practice groups: 4 weeks or more = 90% refund 1 week to 4 weeks = 50% refund Up to 1 week = non-refundable for any reason

Contact Details

07970 057 660


St Michael and All Angels Church - Community Garden Entrance Powis Road, Brighton BN1 3FU, UK