Pielachtal Summer Academy for Adults

Our courses incorporate vocal training, tone awareness and aspects of sight-reading, using the wirth method [link]. With benefits noticeable and long lasting, the adults spend a fun and harmonious week filled with music and close collaboration with PSA’s children and choir conductors.

Gerald Wirth [link], president and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir, with his team of top-educated and experienced choir directors and voice trainers, ensures that every participant of the workshop is met at their individual level of singing, with their individual voice character, and receive the important impulses for the vocal and musical development.

Who can participate?

Everyone, who loves music and singing. Singers of every age, who wish to work intensely with professionals to develop their voice. All those interested in vocal music are welcome at the Academy.

Prior knowledge is not required. We focus on the individual level.

We offer

  • Singing in a grand plenary choir
  • Ensemble singing
  • Musical coaching
  • Instruction for correct breathing and body awareness
  • Sight reading for adults
  • Body awareness
  • Training for voice and speech
  • Vocal resonance training

Adult participants attend the plenary choir rehearsals together with the children, adolescents, and choir conductors. Lessons are also held in separate groups and ensembles, formed according to vocal skills and character. Also solo repertoire will be performed at the finale concert.

Besides the musical schedule, everyone is invited to join recreational activities such as Austrian folk dance, day-trips, building instruments, and the yearly bonfire.