Bill Heigen Choral Coach
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Bill Heigen

Choral Coach

 

a note from Bill Heigen…

Choral Music is my passion. After more than 20 years dedicated to the art of Choral Singing, I decided to use all my knowledge to help others to improve and develop their skills focused on the demands of their choral activities. I strongly believe that every voice matters. Choral Singing is a group activity, and like any other group activity, its quality is deeply influenced by each and every member of the group. Whether if you are an avocational singer interested in vocal training or a Musical Theater professional looking for a boost on your vocal harmonization skills, or even if you just love Choral Music and would like to learn all the skills necessary to thrive in this realm, I can definitely help you.

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As a professional Choral Singer who is an award-winning Choral Composer/Arranger with a vast choral experience singing in groups such as The Tallis Scholars, National Chorale, The Salvatones, and Chameleon (to name a few), I am committed to help you achieving your musical/vocal goals. I used all my musical experience and classroom experience teaching Music to create tailor-made stress free music/voice lessons.

Feel free to take a look at the description of the different services I am providing, and drop me a line so we can determine the best way for me to help you.

Happy Choral Singing!

 

Services


ear training

Recognizing pitch, chords and intervals featured on a given piece - Vocal Harmony concepts - Music Theory concepts - Tuning exercises - Vocal improvisation exercises based on a given harmonic sequence - Sight Singing exercises

Rate: $70.00 for a 45 minute lesson at the client’s place.


choral practice (group classes)

If you just want to sing with your peers and have fun, this is the activity for you. Stress free group sessions that will make you all work hard and improve your Choral Singing skills. This is like a rehearsal experience without the pressure for the upcoming performance.

Rate: $200.00 for a 1.5 hour session at the client’s place (piano or keyboard is needed)


choral vocal technique

Vibrato control exercises - Straight tone development- Tuning exercises - Vocal technique training focused on Choral Singing - Vocal tone quality exercises (manipulating vocal sounds)

Rate: $70.00 for a 45 minute lesson at the client’s place.
 


score feedback

This service provides Composers and Arrangers a chance to get their work reviewed by a fellow Composer/Arranger. As a Composer, I always appreciate when fellow musicians give me feedback about my work. Now I am happy to give you mine.

Rate: $50.00 for a 30 minute session through Skype (scores must be sent in advance. More details, please contact me.)


choral personal training (cpt)

This program is a combination of Ear Training and Choral Vocal Technique. It is especially designed for clients in need of an overall training for Choral Singing.

Rate: $70.00 for a 45 minute lesson at the client’s place.


choral coaching

If you are a conductor that needs an extra pair of ears to help you and your choir in a dress rehearsal, recording session, or even in a regular basis, I will be more than happy to be the person who listens to your choir from outside. I will give you my honest feedback and I will help you to address any issues.

Rate: determined in a case-by-case basis (more details, please contact me.)

  • For new clients, I am offering the first appointment free of charge!

 

Testimonials

Bill is the type of musician that every conductor dreams of having as a part of an ensemble. He is well respected by his colleagues, he has excellent pitch, he’s an outstanding musician, he sings beautifully and he is a team player. I am delighted to have him as a part of our organization.
— Everett McCorvey – Artistic Director of National Chorale
Bill Heigen is a wonderful musician and a great colleague. His ensemble singing skills are top-notch, and it’s been a pleasure to sing with him these past few years.
— Steve Friedman - Founder and President of Vocal Area Network (www.van.org)
Bill Heigen is a very fine composer and beloved colleague. His music is a treasure.
— Scott Rednour – Faculty Manhattan School of Music
Bill is the consummate musician who looks at an entire score and understands it from the perspective of a composer. In addition, his work ethic is pristine. I could always count on Bill for his timeliness and excellent preparation, and only wish I could have more singers like Bill.
— Maaja Roos – Conductor – Columbia University
 

Bill Heigen Choral Coach