2018 Report Eurovox, The Hague - The Netherlands

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Eurovox 2018, a European congress for voice teachers and voice professionals organised by the NVZ, the Dutch Voice Teachers Association and the EVTA, the European Voice Teachers Association took place at August 30 - September 1, 2018. The congress took place at the Royal Conservatoire in the beautiful city of The Hague, one of the most extraordinary cities in the Netherlands


The programme included lectures, workshops, and paper presentations by renowned voice teachers and other professionals who work with voices around the theme VOCAL FUSION.

At the congress the aspects of working together with others as a singer – singing with other singers in choirs or ensembles, working with conductors, composers, other musicians, pianists, a band, sound engineers, or with a director in musical theatre or opera were explored. What do these collaborations mean for a singer’s education and how can voice teachers incorporate this in their teaching?


In collaboration with the Eurovox Congress EVTA organised a Young Professionals Programme (YPP) which is designed to enable young artists to participate in European conferences. 10 Singers and one researcher took part in the program.


Eurovox 2018: a big succes!


Over 400 attendees and speakers from 25 countries as far as USA, South Africa and Australia, 54 lectures, masterclasses and workshops all around the central theme of Vocal Fusion, 32 volunteers, 11 talented Young Professionals that sang in the masterclasses and the closing concert, 187 persons who joined the barbecue at the beach and saw the sun set in the sea, 272 users of the congress app, 632 messages sent via the app, 291 business cards exchanged via the app. Eurovox was sold out and a great succes!


We thank all speakers, YPP participants, volunteers, host families and our sponsors for making Eurovox 2018 a successful congress. We hope to see you again in Edinburgh in 2020.


Here you'll find a selection of photopraphs made by photographer Daan Eskamp (CCP).



 Irene Verburg working with the Netherlands Female Youth Choir



eurovox_2018_img_079 Active workshop using rythm by Bart Fermie at 9 am



eurovox_2018_img_084Active workshop Tai Chi by Monika Kolasa-Hladikova at 9 am



eurovox_2018_img_161Pia Douwes working with Liset Vrugteveen



eurovox_2018_img_207Mary Hammond teaching Elena Toullec



eurovox_2018_img_281EVTA president Susan Yarnall and NVZ president Ellen Pieterse thanking pianist Hue Blanes and Nobuyoshi Shima, giving them a wooden tulip