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Harjo Pasveer

Singer and Vocal Coach Harjo Pasveer started his musical career as a Pop- and Jazzdrummer. Hij expanded his musical capacities in a cabaret company. After that he went to The Academy for the Arts, now known as CODARTS, to study Music-Education. As a choir-member of the Laurenscantorij he got acquainted with vocal classical music.

He decided to combine studying Music-Education with Classical Singing at CODARTS. His singing teacher was Margreet Honig.

After graduating, Harjo worked with a Children’s Theatre Company. After that he worked as Vocal Coach and Choir-Director at a school of music in Capelle aan den IJssel. In 1991 he was asked as Vocal Coach at the Kurt Thomas Course for Directors. There he started to develop his, nowadays renowned, workshops for choirs.

In 1997 he started working at the Jazz- and Pop-Departments of CODARTS as Vocal-Technique Teacher. He works closely together with ENT-doctors. His work as a Vocal Coach expanded rapidly to students of the Worldmusic-, Musical Theatre- and Instrumental Departments. Since 2010 Harjo also works as Vocal-Technique Teacher at the Jazz-Department of the School for the Arts in Utrecht.

As a freelance Vocal Coach Harjo has worked with well known singers & bands. Because of that he has been asked many times to participate in Television and Radio broadcasts. Singers and bands he has worked with are, for example: Caro Emerald, Chefs’Special, Alain Clark, George Kooymans (Golden Earring) and finalists of television competitions such as The Voice of Holland, X-Factor and The best Singer-Songwriter of the Netherlands.

Harjo gave presentations of his work at national and international manifestations of organisations, such as the ECA Europe Cantat (Utrecht and Sofia), the Estonian Choral Association (Talinn), the international congres for Pop-Voice Teachers at the University for Music in Mannheim, Germany, etc. In 2012 he gave masterclasses at the Academy for Music in Paramaribo, Surinam.

Harjo also regularly works on Voice and Representation at the Law-Department of the University of Leiden, Netherlands. Students, as well as people working for the Government, such as members of Parliament, and Industry Experts, make use of his Method.

Harjo has participated as a choir-member in national and international projects of The Amsterdam Baroque Choir, directed by Ton Koopman. With this company he toured through Europe, the USA and Japan.



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