Aarhus Vocal Festival

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Aarhus Vocal Festival (AAVF) is Northern Europe's largest festival of contemporary vocal music. The festival offers a wide range of concerts, workshops in addition to coachings, and competitions for both choirs and vocal groups.

The festival has been held in 2006 2009 2011 2013 2015 and is currently planned for June 2nd-June 5th 2017.

It is held in Aarhus, Denmark and is arranged with the help of the local conservatory of music (http://aavf.dk/sample-page/the-organization/)


Aarhus Vocal Festival is a festival for vocal enthusiasts and performers, happening every second year. It is a celebration of the immense range of expressions, genres, and talent that is found in the world of Vocal Music.

Whether you are a professional vocal performer or an amateur, a conductor, a singer, a vocal percussionist, beatboxer, solo artist, loop artist or just an interested individual who wants to explore a cappella and Vocal Music, this festival is among the world’s best places to learn, network and be inspired.

AAVF is constructed around three main components

Concerts Every day and evening of the festival you’ll have access to concerts, ranging from local groups to the greatest internationally recognized vocal groups, choirs and singers from a range of different countries. We carefully select the performers with an eye towards a wide representation of different styles of vocal music, and with the goal of providing the best conditions for a powerful and intense musical experience for our participants.

Workshops The festival also consists of a large selection of workshops, instructed by professional vocal- and performance-coaches. You’ll be able to learn everything from basic to advanced vocal technique and beatboxing, to out-of-the-box lessons, to how you combine your voice with digital technology. It’s up to you which theme you want to focus on, what you want to improve at, or what you are curious to know more about. No matter who you are or what you want to do, we are confident that you’ll be exceedingly satisfied to see what we have to offer.

Competitions At AAVF, vocal groups and choirs will again have the opportunity to participate in front of an international jury, who will decide which group and which choir will get the cash prizes as well as the opportunity to perform for the whole festival audience on the last night of the festival. All participants at the festival may attend the competitions for vocal groups and choirs, as they perform and compete for both the winning title and huge recognition, at one of the world’s most prestigious vocal competitions.

In other words: AAVF brings the amateur and the professional together. The festival covers many fields of vocal music, and whether you are there for networking, learning or just want to be entertained by the constant flow of performances and concerts, we are certain that your days in Aarhus will make you very, very happy…

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