After an overwhelming start in 2019 & 2021, New York Voices returns to Marktoberdorf in the summer of 2023 with their exciting and popular vocal jazz camp. The camp will take place at the beautiful Bavarian Music Academy in Marktoberdorf, Germany, from August 20-26.

This unique camp is open to high school and college students, professional musicians, choral directors and anyone interested in improving and further developing their knowledge of the vocal jazz genre.  Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge and Kim Nazarian will work with singers in clinics, ensemble classes, one on one coachings and special interest electives pertaining to the art and performance of vocal jazz.  Pre-established vocal groups are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

In addition to the New York Voices, the camp faculty will include long time friends and master educators such as Anne Czichowsky (Teacher & Camp Director) and further guest teachers, as well as a conductor of the All Camp Choir and Associate Choir.


Over the course of the week, you will have the opportunity to work in One on One sessions and master classes with members of New York Voices; participate in daily coachings on interpretation and improvisation of vocal jazz, sing in Performance Hour and as part of a vocal jazz ensemble. There will be several concerts during the week as well as an “All camp song”, furthermore a Q& A with NYV and a special “side by side experience” on which every participant sings along with a member of NYV. At the end of the week, there will be a final student concert as well as a concert of NYV. Other clinics and sessions will be tailored to the interests of the participants and may include:

  • Jazz History
  • Vocal Arranging
  • Performance Hour
  • One on One Vocal Coachings
  • Listening Sessions
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting
  • Sound Reinforcement
  • Directing the Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Improvisation
  • Vocal Technique
  • Vocal Health
  • The art of Vocalese
  • Use your ears – learning by listening
  • Vocal Health