Masterclass 2020

Encouraging talents

As part of this one-week Masterclass, the singers who are most deserving of support are given the opportunity work under the instruction of international artists to improve their vocal performance, musical expression, song interpretation, stage presence and other musical skills such as self-management, networking and interview training.

October 26 - October 31, 2020

Training for voice & personality

During the International Masterclass of NEUE STIMMEN experts with years of experience work with nominated singers on their skills.

Vocal and Breathing Technique

Our teachers will work together with you on the resonance, tone and strength of your voice using special exercises and selected literature. They will also be able to give you valuable tips from their many years of professional experience.

Interpretation and Expression

How do I convey emotion with my voice? How do I find my own interpretation of an aria? How do I pass on my spark to the audience? These are all questions you will engage with as our teachers coach you on your pieces for the final concert.

Body Work and Mental Training

Mind and body work together as one entity. Our experienced trainers will coach you in both body and mind, helping you learn how to reliably call upon your abilities, even if you suffer from stage fright, and how to experience your own personal moment of excellence.

Self-management and Career Development

We will connect you with a partner from our extensive network, who will be able to advise you on any questions you may have about your career, including questions about networking, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, agencies, auditions and marketing.

Who can participate in the Masterclass?

The participants of the Masterclass are being nominated by the jury during the final round of the singing competition.

Therefore, your application for the competition is also a chance for being part of the Masterclass. It is not possible to apply directly for the Masterclass

The jury may also recommend outstanding talents from the pre-selections directly for the Masterclass, even if they have not been invited to the final round in Gütersloh.

October 31, 2020

Graduating with Brilliance

The Masterclasses traditionally end with a final concert in the foyer of the Bertelsmann Stiftung before an audience of 350 guests, including representatives of the cultural sphere, business and society at large.

© Kai Uwe Oesterhelweg

The NEUE STIMMEN (New Voices) Master Class traditionally culminates in a final concert in the Bertelsmann Stiftung foyer in front of 350 specially invited guests from the cultural sphere, the business world and society. This gives singers the opportunity to present their skills before an audience under realistic performance conditions.

Some impressions