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Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

The body of your voice: Alexander technique and vocal training

with Sophie Koch and Ulrich Funke

06 - 09 November 2023

Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel


In this workshop, we would like to explore the harmonious fusion of Alexander Technique and vocal training. Uncover the secrets of improved body awareness and posture to elevate the vocal performance of singers, an enriching journey into the synergy between mind, body, and voice.


Singers will be coached by Alexander Technique specialist Ulrich Funke and Sophie Koch for the vocal training. The 4 days workshop will close with a concert of the participants presenting the programm they’ve been working on during the preceding days and will be a good opportunity to apply the different elements they learnt during the workshop.


The main objective of this workshop is to help singers improve their body awareness and the way it impacts their voice and vocal technique in singing. The Alexander Technique focuses on improving body awareness, posture, and movement. These elements are essential for singers, as effective body posture and use are fundamental in producing high-quality vocal sound. We believe the Alexander Technique can help singers develop precise awareness of how they use their bodies to produce and project their voices. It can contribute to reducing unnecessary tensions in the body, improving posture and alignment, and enabling more efficient breathing, which is crucial for singing.


 Practical informations


Date: From November 6th to 9th, 2023

Place: Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

 Application process


- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions

- the artist must contact their sending institution, which decides if they recommend their application

- if recommanded, the artist must send their application to their sending institution contact

- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments




- Number of participants: 8

- Positions reserved for participants supported by enoa organisations: 4


 Artistic requirements

Selection criteria: Semi-professional singers/ master level (no diploma needed)

Application requirements:

• a CV

• a biography

• a cover letter

Programme to prepare:

• 1 aria of your choice

• 1 mélodie of your choice