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Merel Martens


Merel Martens is a fulltime choir conductor, arranger and coach. In 2015 she received a master’s degree in Rhythmic Choir Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music, Denmark, studying with Jim Daus Hjernoe and Jesper Holm, with the highest possible grades. She is also privately mentored by colleagues such as Peder Karlsson (ex-Real Group) and Roger Treece (co-writer Vocabularies- Bobby Mc Ferrin). Merel conducted, among others, award-winning groups ‘Pitch Control’ and ‘VOISZ Vocal Projects’ and she  is the vocal coach for the professional group ‘The Junction’. In 2015 she founded ‘The Dutch Organic Choir’: an a capella group based on rotating leadership and style-free original music. Since 2015, Merel has brought the ‘Intelligent Choir’ method to two Dutch musical conservatory schools, educating choir leaders via weekend courses and offering a full master’s degree in this relatively new discipline of Vocal Leadership.




Combining Improvisation with Score

appetizer workshop, duration: 1,5 hour

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