REY 1. CAMERATA Baroque ensemble – Build and perfect your vocal technique and performance skills through collaboration

Period of the EOA module in 2024 – 2025:

October 2024 – February 2025

The course will start at the beginning of the autumn term with one or two weekly rehearsals in sections, mostly singers with or without continuo. From October the rehearsals will include mostly the whole group, singers, and instrumentalists with continuo ending with a public performance at the end of October or beginning of November. 

In February 2025, there will be an intensive early-baroque project based on the work begun in the autumn term. The theme will be operatic repertoire by 17th-century women composers. It is not obligatory to participate in both periods, as this might not be practical for exchange students, however it is recommended. 

Description of the EOA module:

Collaborative music making with experts in Baroque interpretation. Sessions on ensemble singing, early baroque diminutions, Mixed ensemble work and working groups on various elements of early-baroque dramatic performance. 

Voice lessons where all voice students work with a team of voice teachers in a collaborative learning environment.  

  • Weekly Performance classes
  • Coaching
  • Lunchtime recitals at the Reykjavík Art Museums 

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe:

The collaborative learning environment that is the core of the Voice Department gives you a unique opportunity to develop your individuality as a singing artist. You will build your vocal technique and interpretive skills while working with a team of expert voice teachers who work in tandem empowering you to clarify your goals and make your own choices.  

Many performance opportunities give you valuable possibilities and practical experience in managing and leading projects. Working on baroque interpretation in an ensemble setting, and making music together with skilled professionals will give hands-on experience. The relatively small size of the music department makes it a very flexible learning environment and fertile ground for initiative and creative ideas.

Names of the professors of this module: 

  • Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir (voice and performance) 
  • Sigurður Halldórsson (music director) 
  • Matthildur Anna Gísladóttir (coach, piano accompaniment) 
  • Kristinn Sigmundsson (voice and performance) 
  • Dísella Lárusdóttir (voice and performance) 
  • Guest-professors in Masterclasses 

Possible extras:

  • Dramatic interpretation classes  
  • Movement classes  
  • Vocal improvisation  
  • Music, culture and society, lectures  
  • Icelandic for beginners  
  • Collaboration with composition students 
  • Choir

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students:

  • 1-3 singers (all type voices)
  • 1-3 baroque instrumentalists primarily, strings and continuo


Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

Up to 20-25 hours per week

Number of ECTS within master accreditation

  • 20 ECTS

Entrance examination:

To deliver the following documents, via the application at the EOA website:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two Videos (it can be a link to YouTube or any other platform)
  • Motivation letter

Description of the final Examination:

  • Students are examined through the performance and the work they put into their studies. 
  • performance in class and concerts 
  • Assessment based on students journaling and self-assessment. 

Teaching language:


Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included/excluded in this price:

  • The module is available within an Erasmus exchange for students at BA-level in vocal performance and for some instrumentalists.
  • Participants pay for their own accommodation and travel.

Deadline for applications:

  • 1st deadline: 01 April 2024
  • 2nd deadline: 01 June 2024


Date for expected answers:

  • 1st deadline: 15 June 2024
  • 2nd deadline: 30 June 2024