Integrated viewpoint training for opera singers and singing actors

From Monday 4 till Saturday 9 July 2016, the next edition of the Integrated viewpoint training takes place. This training is organized by the Jekerstudio and will take place at the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts. This year, the participants will be a mix of opera singers and singing actors. This international workshop is led by Gemma Visser, singing master. She takes care of the coaching and training of the singers and collaborates with Jan van Opstal, viewpoint expert, theatre maker and senior teacher at the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts, and Ludger Engels, opera and theatre director, i.e. in Berlin and Aachen.

The workshop is aimed at the mastery and integration of the three levels of concentration, with which singers in the contemporary opera practice are being confronted: movement, singing and acting. In contemporary opera, a lot is being demanded from singers, especially on the integration of these three elements in the performance.

The workshop is meant for singers and singing actors who have some experience in the professional practice and who want to develop themselves further, artistically and professionally.

The costs of this training are 800,- , not including travel expenses. We can help you to find a simple and cheap place to stay during the training in Maastricht. You can apply by sending your CV and an audio or video file of your performance to or send it by mail to:

Jekerstudio t.a.v. Linda Bouchoms
Herdenkingsplein 12
6211 PW Maastricht
The Netherlands

The deadline for application is May 8th, 2016. You will hear if you are selected as a participant before May 20th. For the application, recommendation from opera houses and directors will be appreciated.