Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchs

Head of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Leipzig



Villa Thomana


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a cappella Seminar for competition participants


As well as a masterclass with a vocal music professional, the entrants in the International a cappella Contest will have an opportunity to attend a seminar with Professor Michael Fuchs. Professor Fuchs was a member of St Thomas’s Boys Choir in his youth and is currently head of the Department of Phoniatry and Audiology as well as the Cochlear Implant Centre at Leipzig University Hospital. The seminar will provide an overview of the mechanisms by which the human voice is controlled and modulated. Attention will also be paid to the interaction between hearing, specific physical sensations concerning the voice (e.g. muscle tension and mucosal condition), and the regulating processes in the brain. Moreover, Professor Fuchs will give practical tips on vocal maintenance and advise participants on any problems affecting their voices. Please note that attendance of the seminar and consultations is limited to competition entrants and not open to the public.


Open to contestants only!






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Open to contestants only