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Faculty

Annett Thoms

Head of Voice (Education)
Artistic Major(s): Voice

Education

  • During the period from 1992-1999 - Completed many workshops on the subject music-business and bandcoaching
  • 1999 – Music-business and management with Fritz Rauh (Germany)
  • 1996 – Interpretation and emotional realization (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 – Study Jazz- and popular-singing and music-pedagogy in Weimar
  • 1986 – 1988 – Jazz with Rolf Haerting (University of Music Dresden)
  • 1980 – Universal vocal training/ singing lessons, Gaby (Müller-) Albrecht, district music school Magdeburg

Work Experience 

  • 2010 Band „Stringulatur“, Vienna – until today
  • 2002 Band „El Fisher“, Vienna
  • 1997 Band “Bats in the Head”, Berlin
  • 1991 Band „Bats in the Belfry“, Cologne
  • 1986 Band „Flagolett“, Berlin
  • 1983 Band „Courage“, Magdeburg
  • Musical cooperation with:
  • USA: Buddy Miles, Griff Stevens, Storm (Kevin Chalfant), Nicolas Tremulis
  • Germany: Thomas Schütze (UKW)

Publications (Discography)

  • 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

Teaching & Research-activities

  • Since September 2013: Vocalcoaching „The Su’sis”, Nikolaj Efendi, Wendi Gessner (Band WENDEPUNKT)
  • Since February: 2011: Vienna – Vocal- and acting coach at the JAM MUSIC LAB
  • 2008: discovered and coached the Viennese band “Kaiser Franz Josef” (coaching in voice, band and business)
  • 2000: Annett Thoms developed a new vocal training method for non-classical singing and subsequently named it One-Voice Technique (OVT). The main feature of this functional voice formation is the renunciation of dividing the vocal part into several  registers or voices, such as in the chest voice and head voice
  • 1998: Founding the music-agency FATPUSH in Berlin – musicbusiness and management
  • 1997 – 2011: Berlin – Teaching piano, singing and acting (also for kids and youth) at the music- and artschool Sebele
  • 1994 – 1997: Cologne – Vocalteacher at the singingschool for jazz and popularmusic Hoffmann
  • Since 2000 until today: private singing- methodology
  • Since 1995 until today: private singer-acting coaching
  • Since 1992 until today:  vocalcoaching/ singing lessons
Publications and Achievements