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Annett Thoms

Univ.-Prof. for Voice (Faculty of Music Education)
Head of Institute for Vocals (Faculty of Music Education)
Artistic Major(s): Vocals

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • in the period 1992-1999 participation in many workshops on music business and band coaching
  • 1999 - Music business and management with Fritz Rauh (Germany)
  • 1996 - Interpretation and emotionalizing and speech phrasing of lyrics with Kevin Chalfant (THE STORM, USA)
  • 1994 - Vocal technique with Griff Stevens (RUSSIA, USA)
  • 1992 - University of Music and Dance Cologne
  • 1988-1991 - Studied jazz and popular singing and music pedagogy in Weimar, Germany
  • 1986-1988 - Jazz with Rolf Haerting Dresdner Musik-Hochschule
  • 1980 - General vocal training, Gaby (Müller-) Albrecht, Magdeburg District Music School

Teaching & Research


  • Teacher at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2017
  • 2021 Project E-nocchio - musical setting of the story of Pinocchio with students of JAM MUSIC LAB Private University
  • Vocalcoach of Nikolaj Efendi, E.LL.I, Kaliope, Roksy, RONJA, Maddy Rose, The Su'sis, VAITA, Wendi Gessner (WENDEPUNKT)
  • 2008 discovered the Viennese Band "Kaiser Franz Josef" and coached them in Voice, Band and Business
  • 1998 founded the music agency FAT PUSH in Berlin - music business and management
  • 1997-2001 Berlin - piano, singing and acting teacher (also children and teenagers) at the music and art school Sebele
  • 1994-97 Cologne - vocal teacher at the vocal school for jazz and popular music Hoffmann
  • Since 2000 until today private training method OVT (One-Voice-Technique, a special training method for non-classical singing in Speech Level to avoid register breaks
  • since 1992 until today private singing lessons


  • August 2021 Founded and since then directed the SiAH Choir - Singing Against Hoarseness for People with Chronic Lung Disease. A long-term study based on the data and findings of the SiACo study.
  • April 2021 Presentation of the first results of the SiACo study
  • 2019-2022 Conduct SiACo study together with Prof.Dr. Berit Schneider-Stickler and Katharina Klavacs.
  • 2018 Annett Thoms develops the basis for the SiACo study.
  • In 2000 Annett Thoms developed a new voice training method for non-classical singing and subsequently named it One Voice Technique (OVT). The main feature of this functional voice training is the abandonment of dividing the singing voice into several registers or voices, such as chest voice and head voice.


Artistic publications – CDs, DVDs

  • 2022 FAVORITEN / Stringulatur / Vienna Austria / Label: LILI Records
  • 2019 Stringulatur live in Concert / Vienna Austria / Video
  • 2017 BESSER SO / Stringulatur / Vienna Austria/ Label: LILI Records
  • 1999 Sampler United Forces / Mannheim Germany / Label: GOODLIFE
  • 1999 HEADROOM / Bats in the Head / Berlin Germany / Label: GOODLIFE
  • 1997 EVIL / Bats in the Belfry/ Double Album / Vienna Austria / Label: GOODLIFE
  • 1996 hardcore / Bats in the Belfry / Chicago U.S.A. / Label: GOODLIFE
  • 1995 BATS IN THE BELRFY/ Bats in the Belfry / Cologne Germany / Label: EDEL RECORDS

Scientific publications

Further work experience

  • 2010 Band „Stringulatur“, Wien – bis heute
  • 2002 Band „El Fisher“, Wien
  • 1997 Band “Bats in the Head”, Berlin
  • 1991 Band „Bats in the Belfry“, Köln
  • 1986 Band „Flagolett“, Berlin
  • 1983 Band „Courage“, Magdeburg
  • Musikalische Arbeit mit: USA: Buddy Miles, Griff Stevens, Storm (Kevin Chalfant), Nicolas Tremulis, Deutschland: Thomas Schütze (UKW)