26 - 29 September 2024, Hanover

This masterclass "Vocal Painting and Improvisational Works" is a groundbreaking journey of artistic exploration, tailored exclusively for choir conductors seeking to push the boundaries of traditional choral direction. Led by professor Jim Daus Hjernøe, a visionary conductor renowned for innovative choral programming, this immersive program promises to redefine the participants’ approach to choir leadership.

The masterclass is designed for the participants to witness live demonstrations by Jim Daus Hjernøe, showcasing the transformative power of Vocal Painting and improvisation in action as well as to engage in hands-on rehearsals with the masterclass choir Vivid Voices, guided by personalized feedback from the instructor, fostering immediate application of new techniques. A concert in Hanover, led by the participants themselves, will conclude the masterclass on Sunday (29 September).


Loopsongs composed by Jim Daus Hjernøe, selected loopsongs from existing material, and vocal painting live composing and arranging.



This masterclass is designed for choir conductors ready to elevate their craft, offering a fresh perspective on the intersection of vocal painting and improvisational works. The number of active participants is limited to six persons. Selected parts of this masterclass will be open to passive participants (listeners) as well. 

The application process for active participation is closed. Passive participation is possible for participants in all public sessions (subject to availability).

The masterclass is held in English.

Click here to download the application information (PDF).


In preparation for the masterclass the selected participants will take part in three online sessions of two hours each on Sep 4th, Sep 11th, Sep 18th 2024 to lay the groundwork of Vocal Painting. Details will be given in due time.


Participation in this masterclass is covered by price of the full-access ticket (Gesamtticket €360 normal price, concessions €180 for students, schoolchildren, unemployed persons, trainees, participants in the German Federal Volunteer Service, persons doing military or civilian service, persons with disabilities with a degree of 50 or more, subject to valid ID. This ticket additionally permits the holder to take part in other workshops and concerts (depending on availability and prior registration). One-day tickets do not entitle the holder to participate.

Board and lodgings are not included in the price of the ticket and must be organized independently. Full-access tickets are available at or at the event itself.


Registered full-access participants of the can also passively participate in public sessions of the masterclasses without applying (subject to availability). Registrations for time slots takes place as part of the workshop bookings, for which the purchase of a ticket (full-access ticket or day ticket) is required.



Maike Fiedler
Deutscher Chorverband e. V.
Karl-Marx-Straße 145, 12043 Berlin, Deutschland 

projektbuero[at], Tel. 030 847108930