Pielachtal Summer Academy

for Singers

The Pielachtal Summer Academy for Vocal Music is a week of intensive training of the voice, in a choir, ensemble, but also with solo repertoire and individual voice training.

Having fun while learning is the essential element of the Academy. Its setting within the serene foothills of the Austrian Alps provides an ideal environment for a change of intensive learning and recreation.


In between choir rehearsals individual voice lessons with professional voice trainers are scheduled for every participant.

In addition, everyone is invited to compose music, alone or in a group. With the help of our tutors the last several years saw impressive creations by both young and old participants performed towards the end of the workshop.

To balance the intensive training sessions we offer a series of recreational activities as well such as Austrian folk dance, collective outings and bonfire, even building your own musical instruments.

The workshop culminates in a grand finale public concert where the results of the week’s efforts are presented on stage.

Pielach valley

Venue of PSA is the Pielach valley, a mere 50 kilometres away from Vienna, the capital of Austria. Placed in its centre, the Steinschalerhof Hotel is an over 300 year-old traditional-style house, which has been lovingly converted to a romantic holiday residence by modern standards. As a landmark of sustainable tourism, meals include a variety of regional culinary delicacies. In the gardens children are given plenty of space to roam and play, while adolescents and adults can find room to retreat.

Besides the acquisition of repertoire from various musical genres and epochs, the Academy’s plenary choir rehearsals include:

  • Exercises to loosen up the body – as singing goes beyond the use of the vocal chords
  • Breathing exercises
  • Warm-up exercises for the voice
  • Practice of articulation
  • Acoustic differentiation
  • Training of sight-reading
  • Elements of music theory in connection to the repertoire at hand

for Children

Workshops for young singers at beginners, intermediate, or advanced level.

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for Adults

Individual lessons and choir ensembles pick you up at any level of skill.

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Master Class

Intensive courses for advanced and professional singers.

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