Summer Singing: Choir and Voice Training Week 2024

Training week of the Swabian Choir Association

Date: 24.07.2024 – 28.07.2024
Registration deadline: 24.05.2024
Location: Trossingen, Germany
Start – End: 24.07. 17:00 – 28.07. 13:00 hrs
Maximum number of participants: 80

Dear friends of the European Overtone Choir. After the long break owed to the Corona measures, we are now delighted to be able to offer the 2024 Overtone Choir Week, which was held annually from 2006 to 2019, on a new level. We have switched from the traditional Easter week to summer to avoid the wave of colds. And for 2024 we are extremely happy to have won the wonderful conductor Inga Brüseke for the EOC.

The new cooperation with the Swabian Choir Association brings completely new perspectives for the EOC: Not only could the costs be reduced due to subsidies that the Swabian Choir Association was able to raise, but there is also a wealth of additional offers, including the parallel offer of classical choral singing, professional choir voice training and individual voice training with several voice coaches. The exchange of 80 choir enthusiasts will be fantastic because there will be a lot of overlapping and joint activities.



  • Inga Brüseke – choir conductor (M.M.), lecturer, music teacher
  • Nikolai Ott – District Cantor, Choirmaster
  • Wolfgang Saus – overtone singing, vocal sound research, vocal/choral phonetics

Course Description

At the beginning of the holidays, choirmasters and choir singers meet for summer singing. Choral conducting, choral voice training and rehearsal methodology will be demonstrated throughout the history of music. All singers receive individual voice training. The European Overtone Choir (EOC) is a new addition. Participants will sing either in the EOC or in the mixed choir. The renowned lecturer Wolfgang Saus will give insights into choral tonality. For enjoyment, there will be yoga, overtone singing into the sunrise, etc.

Target Group

Choir directors, experienced choir singers

Seminar Objectives

To get to know choral styles and forms of choral expression in order to use them for your own choral work. At the same time, participants receive daily vocal control and individual voice training with the aim of improving their voice. Singing overtone choir pieces together. Getting to know and implementing choral tonetics for a clean and homogeneous choral sound.


  • Choral phonetics: overtones for a clean and homogeneous choral sound
  • Working on choral pieces of all styles
  • Choral voice training
  • Preparation for the concert
  • Individual voice training
  • Final concert


You should have experience in choral singing.

No previous experience in overtone singing is necessary, but of course useful. We recommend watching a few video tutorials on YouTube or the book “Oberton Singen” by our director Wolfgang Saus.

This hearing test is also very helpful.


€290.00 – Regular price incl. accommodation and meals. Overnight stay in a double room.

€260.00 – reduced price incl. accommodation and meals (young people under 18, pupils, students, recipients of unemployment or social welfare benefits). Overnight stay in a double room.

€45.00 – single room surcharge. There are only 37 single rooms available.



Registration now on the website of the Swabian Choir Association.