Workshop with Per Oddvar (Prots) Hildre

Setup for a standard workshop:


Kl. 18:00 - 21:00 Workshop


Kl. 10:00 - 13:00 Workshop

Kl. 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

Kl. 14:30 - 18:00 Workshop


Kl. 13:00 - 17:00 Workshop

Kl. 17:00 - 18:00 Break

Kl. 18:00 - 19:00 "Exam" (Concert)

Professional content varies according to the type of music we are going to work in the workshop


Most seminars contain elements of different music styles with their typical expressions.

Example of music styles:

  • Gospel and spirituals
  • South American coastal style
  • South American mountain style
  • African style
  • Azerbaijan music
  • Norwegian choral folksongs
  • Close harmony and Barbershop music

How is a regular weekend seminar conducted:


Warm Ups for the voice, for the mind and concentration, to preparing the day:

  • How to prepare your voice.
  • How do you expand the register of your voice.
  • How to create a beautiful and homogeneous choir sound.
  • Working on pitsh and egality.
  • Rhythmic exercises.
  • Introducing new material.


Warm up exercises for choral singers - how do you treat your own voice

  • Rhythmic problems: syncope - polyrythymic phrases - accentuation - pace and different types of time signatures.
  • Processing of tone and registration.
  • Manipulation of tone color and registration. How does this affect the homogeneity of the choir?
  • Overtones / "pipes" and "flutes" in the voices of the different singers. How does this affect the homogeneity of the choir?
  • Where should the "pipes" be placed and where should the "flutes" be placed?
  • Exercise Techniques.
  • Manipulering av klangfarge og registrering. Korleis påverkar dette homogeniteten i koret


Warm up exercises for choral singers - how do you treat your own voice

  • Use of simple harmonic themes that are repeated ad lib.
  • Demonstrate vocal improvisation in simple chords.

Choir psychology - Concentration exercises

  • What do I see what I do? (Follow the conductor - and follow the score)
  • How do I hear what Im doing? (My place in the chord / in the choir mix: Am I too strong? Too soft? Too much vibrato? Etc ..)
  • Can I think of a tone? .. and sing exactly the same tone as Im thinking on?
  • Practice remembering tones and tempo etc ..)

Processing of studied material.

  • Interpretation / phrasing
  • Choir and choreography

Setup of the choir

  • different ways to enter at the stage and to leave the stage

"Exam " :


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