The Intelligent Choir is a concept invented by Jim Daus Hjernøe, choir professor at The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark. The Intelligent Choir refers to his philosophy of educating conductors of vocal music to allow and inspire ensemble singers to be co-responsible in the musical process. The basic principle of his ideology is to prepare singers to shape the intended music in the most efficient way. The Intelligent Choir is the opposite of an un-reflected choir that receives all information about the music from their conductor. And the goal is to create a group of singers that are able to inform the musical process.

JIM DAUS HJERNøE, Denmark

The intelligent choir

Jim Daus Hjernøe is professor of Vocal Leadership and head of RAMA Vocal Center at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg/Aarhus Denmark. He is in charge of an international campus in Aalborg which includes students and collaborators from abroad and which is based on vocal leadership innovation and the newest technology for e-Learning. Furthermore, Jim Daus Hjernøe is the supervisor of Vocal Leadership Education at Nord University in Norway as well as Codarts and Fontys Conservatories in the Netherlands.

Jim has been focusing on improvisational works and the innovative, revolutionary methodology “The Intelligent Choir” for the past ten years. He has given workshops, seminars and courses within these areas to singers and conductors all across Europe.

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