Pielachtal Summer Academy Master Class

Our Master Class for Vocal Music provides advanced singers with an environment for intensive training with professional tutors to take skills to the next level.

Daily individual voice lessons with voice trainers from the top level of Austria’s musical establishment and choir singing under the direction of Gerald Wirth, president and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir, constitute a large step in vocal development within a week.

Working with demanding musical repertoire for choir, ensemble, and solo, as well as the demonstration of techniques for warm-up or strategies for acquiring scores that may be new to you, further contribute to personal progress.

Who can participate?

Professional and semi-professional singers of all ages, who want to maintain and progress on their level of skills, or broaden their horizon with new techniques.

We offer

  • To be part of a large plenary choir instructed by Gerald Wirth
  • Individual voice lessons with selected trainers
  • Musical coaching
  • Singing in ensemble and solo
  • Training of body awareness and breathing
  • Sight reading and music theory connected to rehearsed repertoire
  • Training of articulation and speech
  • Vocal resonance training

The plenary choir rehearsals are attended by all participants of PSA. Specific training and rehearsing is organized in plenary choir subdivisions by skills, as well as by the individual voice lessons.

The Master Class culminates in a finale concert, at which the week’s progress is presented on stage together with all other PSA students.

Besides the musical training sessions, all participants are invited to join recreational activities such as Austrian folk dance, day-trips around the Pielach valley, the yearly bonfire, and building instruments.